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This fundraiser ended on 07/04/12

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Friends and Family of Jim Brown raising money for medical expenses after his double lung transplant.

Imagine not being able to breathe. Imagine feeling as if you are drowning after walking only about 10 feet on dry land. This is what my friend Jim Brown has to live with every day right now.
About a year ago Jim was diagnosed with Interstitial Lung disease. After undergoing a lung biopsy and every test available, his doctors determined that it was not curable and the only treatment was for Jim to have a double lung transplant.
This disease has progressed so rapidly that Jim will soon be having the transplant. His wife, Hollie, will have to stop working for 6 to 12 months to help Jim recuperate after the operation.
While insurance has covered most expenses so far, after the surgery there will be so much that will not be covered. For example:
- The anti-rejection medicine that Jim will have to take for the rest of his life will not be covered, that is $1000.00 per month.
- The daily living expenses that still need to be paid during Jim's recovery, and neither Hollie nor Jim will be able to work to pay these.
- On the first day of surgery it starts with $500.00 needing to be paid out of pocket to the hospital.

I am sure this is just the beginning of the expenses. I set up this web page to try to raise some money to help Jim and Hollie make it through this. Thank you so much for any help!
Anyone who would like to donate in person (not online) please feel free to call us.
Hollie (949) 357-3617
Regan (949) 306-9116

Any and all donations will go straight to Jim.
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