After being diagnosed with Systemic Scleroderma in July of 2012 and on Oxygen for 1.5 years I found myself stuck in the hospital and breathing required assistance from an external device.
After three months in the hospital I was placed on the top of the National Donor List and was BLESSED to receive lungs in time, later, I was informed that I would not be here had I not recevied those lungs within 24-48 hours.
While going through this process I realized that I was one of the fortunate ones that had checked into a terrific hospital (U.T. Southwest - Dallas) with a terrific transplant team, health insurance, a supportive company, a supportive family and I was blessed to receive organs in a timely manner.
There are over 110,000 individuals waiting to receive an organ transplant, for me it was a gift of life!
Please help to bless someone with your financial gift. Any amount is appreciated!
The photo above is my wife and I with my Terrific Surgeon (Dr. Wait) almost 4 years later.
Robert J. Collier, Sr