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Lydia Burton is a 54 year-old loving mother and grandmother, and her adorable grandkids are her pride and joy. Fifteen years ago, Lydia was very active and in the prime of her life. She loved to dance, held a full-time job and was always on the go! One day while she was on her way to work, Lydia ran to catch the bus and all of a sudden wasn’t able to breathe. She went to the hospital and was diagnosed with asthma, and after a breathing treatment she felt better and went home. A couple of weeks later, the same thing happened again and with further testing, the doctors discovered Lydia had an advanced case of emphysema. She was eventually diagnosed with COPD and she now relies on full time oxygen just to be able to breathe. With a compromised immune system, the slightest of illnesses will potentially put Lydia in the hospital, as her lungs have deteriorated and she continues to struggle to breathe. Her physicians have now informed her that without a lifesaving lung transplant, Lydia’s life expectancy is only a few more years, and she will quickly run out of options.

Lydia loves to spend time volunteering at her church and has even committed her life to prayer and the Lord Jesus Christ. Church and the support from her faith community have been instrumental in her faith that her lung transplant will be a success. When Lydia is down or needs support, there has not been a time that her church did not help. God has truly given her the strength to push forward, even on the days her health is deteriorating and Lydia is at her worst.

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September 29, 2016

On behalf of the Burton/Lenear family, we would like to thank everyone who participated in the ‘Help Lydia Live!’ walk-a-thon on Sun. Sept. 25th, 2016. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

The Burton/Lenear Family

September 26, 2016

Please come support Lydia this Sunday, September 25th at 3pm for a Walk-A-Thon and Celebration at The Rochester Bible Baptist Church, 274 Merchants Road in Rochester. Proceeds from the event will support her out-of-pocket expenses for her lung transplant. The event will have a walk, food, fun and celebrate Lydia and her efforts to fund raise with HelpHOPELive. Please don’t miss this exciting opportunity! Thanks to all of Lydia’s generous supporters and donors!

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September 27, 2016

Love you to the moon and back


September 27, 2016

Lady with a big heart! Praying ♡♡

Timberly Lewis

June 29, 2016

Aunt Lydia oh how i love and adore you. I am just seeing this and had me in tears. Today is June 26th. I will be donating this Friday June 30th when i get paid. Love u

Kizzy Burton

June 29, 2016

Mommy god got you we will be alright