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This fundraiser ended on 06/13/12

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A single mother, Jeanette and her family are trying to raise money to help with both medical and other financial expenses.

To all my friends, acquaintances and family,

I know who many of you are and many I don't know , but I do know this: whoever you are you are a hero and you are saving my life by choosing to contribute to my cause; you are enabling me to have a life that I never dreamed possible again. Because of all of you, I will have two beautiful, perfectly healthy lungs. Because of you, I will live to see my next birthday.

On oxygen 24/7, simple tasks like putting my shoes on, showering, getting in an out of the car leave me gasping for air. Sometimes, even shifting positions while sitting on the couch leave me so out of breath I feel like I will pass out. Next to the gasping is the chronic coughing. I coughed so much sometimes that my neighbors can identify me simply by hearing it. I cannot even laugh because I am thrown into a fit of coughing and am unable to catch my breath afterwards. As a result, I simply could not imagine a life with perfectly healthy lungs – lungs that don't debilitate me in each and every corner of my life. To take a deep breath in and know I will not need oxygen to do it something I had never even had the joy of experiencing...but I know with your donation I will...
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