Since 1998, Donald Shawley has been battling a severe and chronic lung condition known as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, or IPF. IPF is a progressive and hereditary lung condition, with no known cure.
Over the years, Donald’s illness has progressively worsened, and he now requires oxygen around-the-clock just to be able to breathe. Walking short distances and most forms of physical exertion have become increasingly difficult for Donald. He has been notified by his pulmonologist that without a lifesaving double lung transplant, Donald’s options and most of all, his time with his loving family and friends, will soon run out completely.
March 16, 2016
GOOD NEWS UPDATE: Don finally received the gift-of-life through a lifesaving lung transplant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is recovering each day, but he still needs your help with his out-of-pocket medical expenses, and post-transplant medications! Please keep Don in your thoughts and prayers, and consider a donation during his recovery. Thank you ahead of time for your thoughtful and generous contribution.
August 27, 2015
thanks to all who helped me thanks so much