Our sister and love one, Deborah Pettway is a 57-year old native of Alabama who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a serious lung disease, in the fall of 2013. There is no cure or effective treatment for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Her doctors at the Methodist Hospital in Houston have told us that her only option is a life-saving lung transplant.
Deborah has always maintained a very healthy lifestyle. Now she is very limited in what she is able to do and is dependent on oxygen 24/7. A lung transplant is her only hope for survival. Deborah is kind hearted who has dedicated much of her time taking care of her elderly mother before becoming too ill to do so.
Deborah was born in Mobile, Alabama graduated from Davidson High School, attended Texas Southern University, and later attended Keller Graduate School of Management obtaining a Masters Degree. Deborah was employed by the IBM Corporation for 19 years while living in Atlanta and then relocating to Mobile, Al. to be closer to her elderly parents while she continued to work for IBM. After leaving IBM, Deborah started her own Bookkeeping and Income Tax Business which she diligently worked until this illness made it impossible for her to do what she enjoyed most. Deborah’s Church activities include the Missionary Society and Vocal Choir.
Deborah has a close relationship and strong support team in her family. Our family is committed to seeing her through this transplant. In 2014, Deborah relocated to Houston, TX in order to receive the medical care and transplant services that can save her life.
Even with insurance, there are many costs that must be paid out of pocket. Some of these are co-pays; deductibles, travel and relocation expenses and she will be on a life-time of very expensive anti-rejection medications and much more.
To help with the financial burden of expenses not covered by Deborah’s insurance, a fundraising campaign in her honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Southeast Lung Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only.
For Credit Card contributions, please visit www.HelpHOPELIve and search for Deborah Pettway or call 800.642.8399. Or:
Make checks payable to: HelpHOPELive
Note in memo section: In honor of Deborah Pettway
Please send to: HelpHOPELive
2 Radnor Corporate Center 100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087
On behalf of Deborah and our family, we thank you for your kindness, generosity, support and prayers.
The Pettway Family 713-822-0963
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. This campaign is administered by HelpHOPELive, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing fundraising assistance to transplant and catastrophic injury patients. Information: 800.642.8399.