Introducing Sherri, the loving daughter and caregiver of Didie, who now breathes with my daughter Ava’s lungs. Visit Team Didie for the whole story.
This is my mom, Didie.
She has Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a rare lung disease that requires her to have a double lung transplant. She has never smoked or taken diet pills, which lead the Dr’s to suspect it’s from a hole in her heart, that she’s had since birth.
She has lived with this disease for many years and has been on numerous therapies. She was placed on the Lung Transplant list in October. So now we wait for that life altering call.
We long for the day where oxygen and medication hoses no longer trip her up constantly. We long for the day where she can be spontaneous again. We long for the day where she can be Didie again.
After the transplant she will be on approximately 30 medications each day for the rest of her life. These medications are very expensive, running about $1000/month; and that’s after insurance pays their portion!
Therefore, we are starting a fundraising campaign to help her offset these costs.
We hope you’ll take a look around the site, get to know who Didie is. Don’t forget to leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you!
Sherri (Didie’s Daughter & Caregiver)