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THE STORY:

Can you take your life and convert it into a number? 

In 2012, Donnie Brown was diagnosed with Systemic Scleraderma, an auto immune disease that causes collagen build up throughout the body.  The disease has progressed from limited cutaneous (causing thickening skin on the hands, feet and face) to diffuse cutaneous, which is now deeply affecting Donnie's heart and lungs.

There is no cure for Systemic Scleraderma and the only treatment available to Donnie is a transplant. In order to live, Donnie needs a new heart and two new lungs.

Before his diagnosis, Donnie and his wife, Tanya, owned a successful construction business.  Their sole source of income and retirment had to be sold when Donnie could no longer keep up the demands. The disease keeps him weak and out of breath and that means that he relies heavily on Tanya for help with every day tasks.

Donnie and Tanya desperately want to keep things as "normal" as possible for their two youngest daughters, ages 13 and 10. (Eldest daughter Paislee is a huge part of the Brown family, but she is married and self-sufficient!) They've sold belongings, made drastic lifestyle changes and have humbly asked for help from their community -- all in an effort to stay in their home and allow Delanie and Makenzi to remain at their schools, hoping to maintain a modicum of stability while they watch their father get sicker and sicker.

A new heart and two new lungs can cost upward of $1,148,000.00 That's a lot of money in almost anyone's (bank book). They do have insurance but it will not cover the transplant and post-transplant 100%

We are looking to raise $75,000 to help offset some of their financial responsibility as well as day to day living.

But what if we divided up the cost?

Maybe two people could each give $37,500? Or four people could each give $18,750? What if 100 people each donate $750?

But what if this message reached 7,500 people, each willing to give $10?

Donnie would have a new heart and new lungs and his life would be saved...that's what.
 

$10

7500 people

One heart, two lungs

WWW.LUNGSFORDONNIE.COM

 

$15,032

 

20% Raised of $75,000 Goal

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  • Kelly McConie

    $25

  • Paul & Nicole Adams

    $50

  • Tom & Julianna Adams

    $200

  • Jeff and Glenda Chambers

    $100

  • Randy Jasik

    $50

  • Desiree Morales

    $30

  • Marisol Torres

    $10

  • jm

    $20

  • Gerard & Linda Banayad

    $100

  • AL

    $30

  • The Barrell Family

    $100

  • Tiffanei

    $50

  • Carl, Kim and Jenna Small

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • H & K, G.

    $200

  • Michael & Cindy Gonzalez

    $100

  • Roger & Heather Popovec and Family

    $100

  • The Harris Family

    $100

  • Christine & Jerry Johnson

    $100

  • Leonard Navarro

    $50

  • Your adopted son in europe.

    $75

  • Preston Family

    $25

  • Billy & Leslie Stewart

    $25

  • Sam Moore

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jack & Mary Wilder

    $100

  • Ramonand Joyce Montemayor

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Dinger Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ronnie Montemayor

    $50

  • Christiane Esteinou & Sarah Williams

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • the Lantz family

    $50

  • The Mylar Family

    $20

  • Sayegh Family

    $25

  • Rich and Paula Craig

    $200

  • Erin Larsen

    $10

  • The Morawski Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jane Russe

    $10

  • Roberta & Patricio Benavides

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • The Leos Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Finol Family

    $92

  • Brien and Shana Lawler

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mora's fam

    $20

  • Clark Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Familia Díaz-Ceballos

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Diego Orozco

    $100

  • Kishore Somavarpu

    $50

  • The Deichler family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Kraus Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Stubbs Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $183

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Coffey's

    $500

  • The Laia Family

    $100

  • The Loehs Family

    $50

  • Frank Dodge

    $25

  • The Bitzer Family

    $30

  • Hawk Family

    $50

  • The Crinklaw Family

     

  • Lola Folkes

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Pittard Family

    $100

  • Marlene & George

    $40

  • Michael Kelly Tayler Ethan Whiddon

    $100

  • Mikey and Gabi Fried

    $500

  • Trenton Valdez & family

    $50

  • The Ludwig Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • YBIC

    $500

  • YBIC and Cruz Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Rudy & Anna Torres & Family

    $500

  • YBIC

    $732

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • John and Regina Kuderer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • McLaughlin Family

    $200

  • Shelley & Greg Valdez

     

  • Howard & Betty Boyer

    $100

  • The Sanders Family

    $100

  • Fred and Robin Bueche

    $200

  • The Arispe Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

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Lungs for Donnie

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $15,032 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Lungs for Donnie

Amount Raised

$14,832

 

20% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Whiddon

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

Paislee Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Abby Willard's family - Tanya coached her at the Y a few years ago. We will be praying for your family. 4 years ago

The Arispe Family

The Arispe Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Fred and Robin Bueche

Fred and Robin Bueche

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

The Sanders Family

The Sanders Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Howard & Betty Boyer

Howard & Betty Boyer

DONATION: $100

LUNGSFORDONNIE 4 years ago

Shelley & Greg Valdez

Shelley & Greg Valdez

4 years ago

McLaughlin Family

McLaughlin Family

DONATION: $200

Good Luck, God Bless you and your family. Our prayers are with you!! 4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

John and Regina Kuderer

John and Regina Kuderer

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

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