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This fundraiser ended on 11/02/11

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This is the "GiftofLife" Fund. These funds will be used for medication expenses..and related expenses that will not be covered by insurance.

In 2008 I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis,a chronic and progressive lung disease.Symptoms are shortness of breath,chronic coughing,rapid weight loss and fatigue.I became dependent on supplemental oxygen for 2 years. I was admitted for mild Hypertension at UCSF Medical Center,and was officially listed for a Bi-Lateral Lung Transplant.I waited in the hospital for 4 months.Being away from my 3 children was the worst.
In the end stage I crashed and was put on a machine that did the work for me.Kept my heart pumping and my lungs breathing.
On April 7th,2011 I finally got my lung transplant! It was a true miracle by the grace of God. GOD IS GOOD!!
I am off oxygen completely and doing very well. I am asking once again for support , I just found out that I am going to have monthly expenses for my many medications I am required to prevent rejection.My prior fundraiser unfortunately will not be enough. I also have a really hard time traveling from Salinas to UCSF in San Fransisco 2 to 3 times a month. The gas prices are just too much.These are expenses that will not be covered by insurance.Any amount , even one dollar will be greatly appreciated.Thank you all for your support and most importantly your prayers.
God Bless You .
Mary Leal
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