Welcome to My Personal Page "Wheels on Fire!"
Join me in my efforts to support the
This cause is very important to me. Your donation will help support the great programs and research conducted to find a cure for Alpha-1. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
My story begins in 1991 at the age of 36, when I was diagnosed with being a ZZ Alpha. I got involved right away by going to support groups, and conferences. In 1995 I was put on 0xygen 24/7, that did not get me down, I then started a support group in my area. !997 I was put on the lung transplant list. 11-22-2001 I received a left lung transplant. In 2002 I did my first transplant games, competing in biking, then my husband and I started doing the bike rides in Cape Cod, Ma. for the Escape to the Cape for a three day long bike ride with the American Lung Ass. to raise money and awareness. 2005 I went to work for LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville, Fl. after being so sick that I could not work for 10 years. I have been involed in a lot of fundraisers, for one reason to find a cure for Alpha1, I do not want my kids, grandkids, and my great-grandkids to go through what I have.
2017 I started having issues, my native lung(right lung) was expanding and squishing my transplanted lung. 11-28-2018 they transplanted my right lung, I am like the energize bunny, I plan to keep on going!
My husband (Tony) and I can't go this year to the Cape to ride, but we plan to ride virtually to help raise money for a cure, and to raise awareness! Please help by donating anything you can. Together we can find a cure!!
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