My Sweetheart's Second Chance at Life

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  1. jb63

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    Greetings fellow TB members! My name is Jeff Beam. For the past ten years I've come to rely on TB, for news, general information, entertainment, and occasionally bass related info. And I've concluded that the TB community is a most righteous group of individuals! Thank you all so much!

    That said, I am reaching out, and humbly asking for support of any kind!

    My partner Natalie Dee Riggs has a rare genetic condition called Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. There are differing degrees of severity with the disease, Natalie has the worst: Lung affected, phenotype ZZ. There is no cure. The only treatment for those in the advanced stages is to undergo a lung transplant.

    Three weeks ago Natalie was put on the lung transplant waiting list at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. People who are on the list typically get their transplant within four months. So she is on the 'lift hill' of the roller coaster so to speak.

    More about Natalie
    More about Alpha 1 (part 2)



    Thanks for reading!
  2. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

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    So Cal mojo and best wishes for you and your sweetie.
  3. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Best wishes from across the pond, hope the coming hardships are as positive as they can be!
  4. jb63

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    Here's pic from 2010, the last summer she was able to go without supplemental oxygen.
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  6. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

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    More positive vibes from SoCal
  7. kesslari

    kesslari Supporting Member

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    Sending prayers and good energy for her, and for you.
  8. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy Gold Supporting Member

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    Wishing the two of you strength and much good karma from the NorCal end.
  9. jb63

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    Thanks guys!
  10. Eric Perry

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    Good vibes from PA comin'...
  11. stratovani

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    Mucho Massachusetts Mojo on its way...
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    I believe asking for money is not allowed here, but I do hope your girl comes through this.

    -Mike
  13. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    The requests for donations are off-site, and ok.
  14. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight Supporting Member

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    Additional good vibes from PA!
  15. Strat-Mangler

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    You're a good man supporting her like this.

    All the best.
  16. Corbeau

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    Sending good vibes from the other side of the world.
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    Positive thoughts coming at you from the other La.
  18. Kawai-chang

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    Mojo coming from right here in Cleveland.
  19. sloasdaylight

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    Best of luck to you guys. Lots of love and well wishes coming from Florida.
  20. bassteban

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  21. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    Another hoping all the best from SoCal!

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