For over 25 years, Larry has struggled with many ailments and diseases; most notably, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Perhaps the most damaging has been pulmonary fibrosis – which has significantly limited the capacity of his lungs and has left them so damaged that he is often vulnerable to pneumonia and other lung infections. Larry has been no stranger to common colds that spread to his lungs and force hospitalization. He has been transferred by ambulance to the ER after experiencing hypoxia caused by a lung infection. Often, he is left bedridden from his chronic lack of energy and ability to move about freely – all resulting from his lung conditions. Despite all of this, he will be the first to tell you how grateful he is for the blessings of his family, his faith, and the opportunity to bless the lives of others.
July 13, 2015
We're happy to let everyone know that dad got his new set of lungs in the middle of the night on Saturday. Surgery was completed around 10AM on Sunday morning. One of the lungs coming out gave them quite a struggle, but turned out just fine. Doc said the donor set is one of the "finest" sets he's ever seen. We are all so very thankful for everyone's help, support, prayers, love, and kindness. We couldn't have come this far without. We're keeping hospital visits to close family for a few days as he'll be in ICU. We'll keep everyone updated. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!