Southwest Lung Transplant Fund
“Your son has cystic fibrosis and will probably not reach his fifth birthday”
There are no more devastating words for a mother to hear. But blessedly, the doctors were wrong and my son, Dominic, is now 30 years old. The years have been bittersweet, punctuated by countless hospitalizations and surgeries. Yet through it all, Dominic has lived his life with grace, creativity, and fearlessness. He never allows CF to define him. Today, he awaits a life-saving double lung transplant. Without this transplant he will surely die soon.
There is so much ahead for Dominic. He’s an accomplished artist, in the spring of 2012 he finished his Master's in Fine Arts. On August 12, 2012 he married the love of his life, Debra. They want kids. A life together.
As we have learned through the process of planning for a lung transplant, insurance does not cover all of the costs and there will be expenses that must be paid out of pocket. Some of these are deductibles, co-pays, a full time caregiver for at least 3 months after the transplant and Dominic will be on a lifetime of anti-rejection medications.
In order to help offset this extreme financial burden, a fundraising campaign in Dominic’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. All donations are tax deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Southwest Lung Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider making a contribution today.
Make checks payable to:
Note in memo section:
In Honor of Dominic Quagliozzi
Two Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087
For secure credit card donations:
Call 800.642.8399 or click the "DONATE NOW" button.
We are all so grateful for your compassion and friendship throughout this journey of pain, heartache, joy, laughter and tears. Finally, the miracle we’ve been praying for is here. My son came into this world 30 years ago, our story from 1982 to today has been all about defying the odds. We’re so excited about the possibility of writing a new story for the next 30 years.
On behalf of Dominic’s entire family, thank you and God Bless you and yours, and thank you for considering our request.