Help Patty With Double Lung Transplant Expenses
$135 raised
6 contributors
3 Years running

Hi my name is Steve Olivieri

I'm the pastor of Cornerstone Fellowship of Mill Run

Who: I wanted to tell you about a sweet lady named I've gotten to know named Patty Brandt who really needs your help. 

What: Patty is on the waiting list for a double lung transplant! This is an incredible answer to prayer.

Back Story: Patty Brandt has end stage severe Emphysema and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). For those of you who aren't medically minded, her lungs only work a fraction of how they're suppose to work. She has such a hard time breathing she needs on oxygen all day every day just to breath. Even while on oxygen she can only walk a short distance before she needs to stop and catch her breath.

Patty underwent tons of tests and exams under the care of the Lung Transplant team of physicans at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been told she will be placed on the lung transplant list as long as she get some minor dental work and gains 10lbs by December 1st.

*She has been given the ok by the transplant team to begin fundraising to cover the cost of the transplant and follow-up care. 

Why is Patty fundraising? 

Isn't this type of thing covered by health Insurance? 

Even if you have insurance, there are out of pocket expenses associated with the transplanted and continued follow up care. Expenses include but are not limited to:

  • Co-pays for medications and office visits (this alone will be $1,000's/month)
  • Insurance premiums and deductibles
  • Transportation costs and parking related costs
  • Lodging and meals
 Even with Medicare, the out of pocket expenses related to getting a     double lung transplant will cost tens of thousands of dollars. 

Why consider helping Patty? 

Patty is not a perfect person and no one is, but there is one person who is rooting harder than anyone else for Patty. Her name is Kayla. She is the biological granddaughter of Patty and her husband Rick. Kayla's dad passed away and her mother was unable to care for Kayla. Not wanting to see their granddaughter enter into foster care, Patty and Rick legally adopted their granddaughter Kayla. They opened up their home and changed Kayla's life for the better.

Patty made a promise to Kayla that she would see her through graduation if not longer. 

Why support Patty? 

So Patty can keep her promise to Kayla!!

Please consider helping Patty pay their medical bills and continue to take care of thier granddaughter whom they love with their whole heart!

This is where YOU come in: Give a one time tax deductible donation of $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 or whatever God tugs on your heart strings to give.

*All donations are secure via paypal. 100% of the donated amount goes directly to Patty and her family to cover expenses related to her transplant and follow up care.  

If you have any questions or for more info: 

- Please email Pastor Steve Olivieri of Cornerstone Fellowship of Mill Run

- Call the Cornerstone Fellowship Church's Office anytime day or night: (814) 942-4003

- or check us out online:


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