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In 2008, he began experiencing extreme fatigue, and he knew something just wasn’t right. After a visit with his doctor and a lung biopsy, he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A lung transplant is essential to his survival. Doctors don’t know why he developed this lung disease, but Bob hopes to use this opportunity to educate people about the vital need for organ donors.
Despite his frightening health crisis, Bob remains positive by relying on his philosophy that no matter what circumstances you’re facing, you should always go through life with a smile and a good joke! Even though he depends on an oxygen tank for every breath, he still loves playing the guitar in his church choir, cooking and going for walks. He and his wife, Janet, have three wonderful children and a new grandchild, who means the world to them both.
Bob is so thankful for the love and steadfast support from his family, who has been by his side every step of the way. Because he wants to get in the best shape possible to increase the chances of a successful transplant, he and Janet go on walks every morning. His two teenage children have joined a gym along with him so they can all work out together. More than anything, Bob looks forward to the lifesaving transplant that will allow him to spend many more years with Janet and their family and friends. But he needs your help.
The average lung transplant costs approximately $550,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with health insurance, he faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to his survival as the transplant.
When he receives his transplant, Bob must travel nearly 130 miles from his home to the transplant center, incurring substantial travel expenses.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Bob. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Connecticut Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Bob Glynn" on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
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