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Judy Stroia needs a lifesaving lung transplant, and she desperately needs your help. After suffering for over two years from a severe and chronic cough that refused to go away, Judy was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis or IPF. IPF is a progressive and generally fatal disease characterized by scarring of the lungs, causing an irreversible loss of the tissue’s ability to transport oxygen. IPF ultimately robs a patient of the ability to breathe. Judy’s condition has unfortunately progressed, and her physicians at Cleveland Clinic have informed her that a lung transplant is now her only option and hope for survival.

Judy grew up in Alliance, Ohio and graduated from Alliance High School. After graduating, she worked at Alliance Community Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide. It was there she met her loving husband, Richard and after several years together, they decided to open up a restaurant called Polinori’s. Shortly after celebrating their 45th Anniversary, Judy’s husband Richard sadly passed away. Judy is now retired, and unable to work due to her medical condition. She is on full-time oxygen, but when she feels well enough, she spends her time at her local church and volunteers as an usher. She also helps her church with meal and clothing drives for the homeless population, and assists with programs to help them pay their bills and get back on their feet.

Updates (2)

August 29, 2016

Mom is officially on the Nationwide Transplant list!!

June 1, 2016

In July, we will be going up to the Cleveland Clinic for the last of mom’s testing. Once she has her Heart Cath done, we meet with the transplant team. The next step is putting her on the Nationwide transplant list. Mom’s spirits remain high, as always.


July 27, 2017

Just had.right lower.lobe.removed my prayers and loving thoughts are with you!

Jean Gering

May 29, 2016

Despite your health problems, you remain a cheerful giver of your time to your parish. You are an inspiration to us all. Keeping you in my prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!

Karen Tanner

December 23, 2015

Prayers to you Judy. Love Linda and Sam.

Linda Russo

November 11, 2015

Prayers and (((Hugs))) to you, I love you and your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time!!

Deborah Barker