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unboundpoetess
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0 posted 07-28-2009 03:23 PM       View Profile for unboundpoetess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for unboundpoetess


Hey folks. A dear childhood friend of mine is trying to raise money for his sister's lung transplant.

I promised I would post her story every place that I could.

This is their story. http://www.news-record.com/content/2009/07/25/article/jeri_rowe_he_s_fighting_for_her_life

Please remember them. I almost lost my sister three weeks ago, so I feel their struggle sharply.

Thanks friends,
Heather
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1 posted 07-28-2009 06:07 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear Heather, I do hope and pray that Ashley Tanner will be given the opportunity to have her lung transplantation as soon as possible.
This is really a nightmare.
Love,
Margherita
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I appreciate you taking the time to read the article. The situation is so desperate. Chris is a fantastic guy. I've known them since they were kids.

The cost of one medication is $5000!!! What does one do?? She's dying...they say the lungs may give her 7 more years. She's only 39.

L,
Heather
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3 posted 07-29-2009 12:49 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

With friends like you he might just reach that goal If all his friends are posting this everywhere, it can only bring good things their way.  Living in Canada, we don't have the expense you do down there, but we share the same anguish.  I will certainly wish your friend and his sister well.
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Heather,

This is heart-warming and heart-breaking.  Chris is a very special man and his sister is also pretty danged special.

I am uplifted by pieces of the article - and I hope that Ashley receives the surgery and is able to regain her life.

I am heartbroken by this:
quote:
Three years ago, she and her 44-year-old husband Alan Tanner divorced so she could qualify for Medicare, and he could get a job without the fear of an employer seeing his wife as a health-benefits liability.

They still wear their wedding rings, and they talk several times a day. Yet they live 350 miles apart



Chris and Ashley are in my thoughts.

Alison
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What an admirable young man ~ What a courageous woman and what a MOVING story.

I can totally understand you wanting to get the word out. They need all the help, support, and prayers that they can get.

God bless them both!

Love,
Linda
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Thank you all for your kind and loving responses!

I think that their story is one that deserves to be told. Maybe I am just a silly goose, but I took some time this evening to email the Oprah show.

I know it's a long shot, but I had to try. Her show takes up causes all the time, and there are so many facets to their plight.

Wish me luck guys. Wouldn't that just be a miracle...

Love you all muchly,
Heather
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Good luck on the Oprah connection.
Healing thoughts are on the way.
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Appreciate you, dear one. Keep those positive energies and love rays blazin'...

L,
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