Hello! My name is Josie Barrett. Twelve years ago I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, as the years passed and my condition deteriorated I was placed under the care of The Alfred Lung Transplant Team, and eventually placed on the waiting list for a lung transplant.
To my amazement and delight that much awaited for phone call came earlier this year on my granddaughter’s birthday. From the moment I presented myself to the emergency department at The Alfred Hospital the support and care I received was absolutely fantastic.
So many people were involved in my care. I am so grateful to everyone especially the transplant team and the wonderful donor family.
It has been ten months now since my transplant and the difference in my life is incredible. I’d forgotten what it was like to do the most simple things without running out of breath, even talking became an effort. Not any more! .. thanks to The Alfred team. I now walk at least five kilometres three days a week and I am involved in an exercise group. I can also play with my grandkids and ride my bike with them.
I have been given so much, so now I feel that I would like to contribute to the cause by supporting the Lungitude Foundation. Please support me in this very worthy cause by making a donation (all monetary donations of $2 or more are tax deductible) or come to my Morning Tea Fundraiser.
Morning Tea Fundraiser
Date: Tuesday 12th November
Time: 9:30am to 11:30am
Venue: The Monomeath Citizens Centre
Cost: $10 per person (cash only on the day no EFTPOS)
Door prizes and a raffle. Dietary requirements catered.
For catering purposes bookings are essential – phone Josie on 0409179848