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In mid-March 2012, Heather was diagnosed with constrictive bronchiolitis, a chronic condition that is destroying her lungs and stealing her very breath. It is the same disease that took her teenage brothers life eight years ago. Doctors have told Heather that she needs new lungs, and she has begun the process of qualifying for a transplant. The testing and preparation are exhausting. Yet, Heather continues to focus on what matters most --being a loving mother to her two children, Corbin and Keira, and a dedicated wife to her husband, Josh . A transplant can give Heather her life back and you can be a part of helping this young mom and her family. The procedure is estimated to cost $1 million with annual maintenance costs of $30,000. Josh has a great job with medical benefits, but the out-of-pocket costs are staggering. Additionally, the Phillips family is living in a house that bank could take back at any time. Your generosity can help Heather breathe a little easier. Consider making a donation today. Consider making a difference in the lives of the Phillips family.
After Waiting for just over a Year for Heather to receive a bilateral lung transplant she received the call on June 26 2013. We have been waiting for so long we became somewhat complacent in what we were waiting for. I was just walking out the door for work when heathers phone rang. As I was listening to her I [...]
Heather is suffering from a disease called Constrictive Bronchiolitis. This is a rare disease that affects the smallest airways in the lungs and restricts the body’s ability to oxygenate the blood. As an analogy, imagine the lungs airways as the root structure of a large tree. They are large at the top and get smaller [...]
I have officially been on the list for 7 months. The wait has been not so bad. Been sick a few times and breathing can be good and bad at times, but I’m finally feeling my medicine kick in so its making me feel like I can take care of my kids better =-). I am so thankful for all [...]
Well the Phillips family has had a rough couple of weeks. Right now Josh Corbin and Keira all have ear infections and have already been sick for a week, heather has been sick for 2 weeks with the flu. Heather also goes in for a right heart catheterization on Dec-28th. As of now the whole family is [...]
WOW. What a fabulous night! Heather Palooza was more of a success than we couldve imagined! RNG was AWESOME!!! Roaming Herds of Buffalo tore it up and gained alot of new fans!! Each & All was powerful … as usual! Heather went home very humbled and in awe of all the support. Thanks to all [...]
On September 21 at 6 pm heatherslungs.com will be hosting a benefit to help raise money for heathers double lung transplant and associated medical bills. the event will be at American Legion Building 22909 56th Ave.W Mountlake Terrace. tickets are now available contact John Rima 206-459-1356 or at the door. There will be a dance crew, live bands, face painting for kids, food ,beer and [...]
C.T. scan shows that the disease is progressing and my 6 min walk test shows that I need 5 liters of oxygen. that is just to keep my o2 levels at 90 which is also worse then my last visit. I’m going to be going on yet another new medicine which puts me up to [...]
Heatherslungs.com has been up for a few days now. We have gotten a lot of positive words of encouragement. I would like to thank everyone for their support, it has lifted Heather’s spirit. It is really great to have such an awesome support system for Heather. With so many people there for her, she never [...]