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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.

I am 54 years old and live with my wife, Amy Simons, in Parker, Colorado. I have two sons, Matthew, who is married to Samantha and lives in Arvada, Colorado and Joshua, who with his girlfriend, Christine McBride, lives in Parker, Colorado. I grew up in Minnesota / South Dakota and graduated from Roscoe High School. I attended Alexandria vocational school in Minnesota and Denver Technical College in Colorado. My last job before I stopped working due to health concerns was as an IT Field Support Technician at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation in Boulder.

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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.

August 29, 2017

Alan has a follow-up appointment with his transplant surgeon at University of Wisconsin Medical Center on September 19, 2017. We are hoping for some good news.

After Alan’s bout with CMV for over 7 months (from November 2016 through June 2017), and his persistent nausea issues we are seeking reassurance that Alan’s transplanted pancreas is still functioning well.

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June 3, 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

January 21, 2017

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

January 21, 2017

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!


February 18, 2016

I don't know you, but my prayer is for you to get a pancreas donor soon. God Bless you -