She’s been an uphill climb and we wouldn’t expect any less.   I am feeling fantastic and want everyone to know that we couldn’t do it without all the support.

Stay tuned for a video blog update, we seem to have problems with hackers constantly. IMG_1957

Hi,

Just wanting to give a quick update on Mike….

Tonight he has moved to the step down unit within the ICU. The transplant team have been happy with his numbers and progress. He is very tired and feeling pain, but doing very well considering everything he’s been through. Thank you SO much for all your messages, love, and support!! God Bless the donor and family and the transplant team for saving the Love of my Life. We will always be eternally grateful.

Love Always,
Christine, Mike, and Troy
xoxoxo

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know we have been in Toronto the past few weeks to attend the pulmonary rehabilitation program and meet with various Doctors and specialists. Everything is going well, it is quite busy but they are top notch and try to make things as easy as possible. We are home for the weekend and it has been nice to sleep in our beds again and get out of the city. Troy seems to have adjusted better than Christine and myself.  I will  try and post another video soon, just wanted to say Hi..

Love

Mike

Dear, Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

We heard back from the lung transplant team in Toronto late last week and received finally some good news that Mike is a candidate for a double lung transplant! We were elated to hear this news which brought tears to our eyes during the biggest hug you could ever imagine! It sounds as though Mike will be placed on the transplant list right away which I think gives us some indication of the condition his current lungs are in.

The next step is to meet the surgeon in Toronto next month to discuss the surgery and the pre-op and relocation requirements. We expect to be able to learn a lot more about what our upcoming expenses will be as we go over the surgery and recovery details with the transplant team. We hope to have a full budget completed in the spring. In the mean time, we have begun to hear back from many of donors in respect of last fall’s fundraising effort and are continuing to ask you to let us know if you wish to have your pro rata portion of any donation returned in the coming months when we know what is left over. If you do wish to receive your donation returned please reply to our website www.helpsavemike.ca using the Contact page with the amount of your donation, name and address, and who the cheque should be made payable to.

Love Always,

Mike, Christine, and Troy
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Happy New Year Everyone!