BANGOR, Maine — John Birmingham,49, born and raised in Bangor, received his gift of life on June 13, a bilateral lung transplant. He is doing well and on the road to recovery, but even with insurance, John will have many uninsured, transplant-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, doctor visits, temporary travel and relocation to the Cleveland Clinic and the costly immunosuppressant medications that he will need to take for the rest of his life.
To help offset his uninsured costs, a fundraising campaign in John’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Northeast Lung Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPElive for transplant-related expenses only.
Please join us:
At Jeff’s Catering
15 N. Littlefield Way, Brewer Maine.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 FROM 4-8 PM FREE WILL DONATIONS
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS: COLD PLAY TICKETS, GOLF EQUIPMENT, JEWELRY, ART, GIFT CERTIFICATES TO MANY LOCAL RESTAURANTS, HAIR STYLING AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.
Can’t attend but would like to help John? Please visit helphopelive.org and enter John Birmingham in the find a patient section of the homepage. For more information contact BJ at 207-949-3065.