Jim Danley is a loving 59 year old man, married for 39 years to Nancy. He is also the proud father of a son (James) & his amazing family including Melissa, and his two beautiful Grandchildren Jordan & Skye. Sadly having lost his daughter (Crystal) shortly after his transplant, which left a hole in his heart, while gaining one lung from his unknown hero, A multitude of extended family and friends have giving him so many more reasons to show his humble strength to survive “Everyday”
Remarkably after recently having celebrated his 16th (what he calls) his “Lungaversary”. He is in this situation due to a condition called Alpha One Antitrypsen Deficiency. His 1st transplant was performed on 2/13/2003, awakening on Valentines Day at the Shands Hospital, University of Fl. in Gainesville, Florida. While originally successful, He is now in rejection awaiting a 2nd transplant critical to his very survival due to his immune systems rejection of the new lung.
Adding to the drama’s in his life are two “Complete Hip Replacements” brought on by one of the medications sustaining his life, multiple Cancer scares, & Gastroparesis, to name a few of the obstacles that have failed to stop amazing will and strength to live.