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Second Wind Transplant Seco Association of St Louis aka Second Wind Lung Transplant of St. Louis Missouri
October 29, 2010

I received a double lung transplant in July of 2006. I joined Second Wind of St. Louis right before surgery and have been a member since. Not working due to my illness, I had to relocate to St. Louis to wait for the transplant. This took a heavy toll on my family's budget draining most all of our savings. I'm four years down the road from my surgery and I'm currently in chronic rejection of my lungs. After surgery, everyone is on some very expensive medications to stay alive. I also receive a treatment each month that helps reduce my rejection. Second Wind of St. Louis helps me with gas money to travel to this treatment which is over 100 miles from my home. They have been there for me since day one. This one kind jesture by Second Wind has helped my family tremendously with our budget in these trying financial times. Without them, I would not be able to take this important treatment. I have a lot of great friends in the St. Louis chapter of Second Wind. They have become part of my family, so to speak. Their support, whatever that may be, is always there.

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Financial benefits and many friendship developed.

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not change anything currently

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Client Served & I helped raise funds for our annual Lung Walk benefit.