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Alan Needs Your Help

My name is Alan Lammle and for those of you who do not know my story, I had the unlikely, one in a billion chance, of having a glob of triglycerides go on a traveling expedition and block a duct to my pancreas causing a bout of severe pancreatitis. I was hospitalized for a month in a medically-induced coma. Since then I have had many pancreatic attacks, resulting in Type 1 brittle diabetes. I have only 3% of my pancreas left and do not have the pancreatic ability to create and regulate insulin or to produce digestive enzymes. I have suffered changes to my vision, neuropathy issues, and have issues with hypoglycemic unawareness. I have been told that I need a pancreas transplant. Due to my condition, this transplant will be more involved than normal and I will have more out-of-pocket expenses than usual.

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September 15, 2018

Alan has his next follow-up appointment with his transplant surgeon at University of Wisconsin Medical Center on September 21, 2018. He has gone through rough times with CMV, opportunist infections, and medication issues. We hope to hear good news and are hoping for medication adjustments to reduce side effects and shakiness.

March 15, 2018

Tomorrow will be Alan's two year anniversary of his pancreas transplant at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Alan and I received the call two years ago tonight that a pancreas was coming for Alan from Texas.

The transplant has been doing well, but unfortunately Alan continues to remain ill. He has been ill again since early October of 2017 and is discouraged. It is thankfully not CMV which he dealt with for 7 and 1/2 months from late 2016 through mid 2017.

Thank you to everyone for the thoughts and prayers sent in Alan's honor.

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April 29, 2017

Hey Alan thinking about you this morning and praying for you. You have conquered many things on this journey keep running your race and don't give up. Love you! Pastor Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez

December 10, 2016

I too am praying for you and Amy Jane-I know this is a tough time-but God works in mysterious ways-so PRAY-and I will too-

Loraine Simons-Amy Jane's Mom

December 9, 2016

Try again? I forgot to send last time - ha! I am sorry to here that you are having difficult days Alan. I am praying for you and your pancreas. Keep trusting ou Lord. My favorite- "Sometimes God calms the storm; sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms His child!" Blessings!