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My Sweetheart's Second Chance at Life

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jb63, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. jb63


    Jan 3, 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    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

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    So Cal mojo and best wishes for you and your sweetie.
  3. Best wishes from across the pond, hope the coming hardships are as positive as they can be!
  4. jb63


    Jan 3, 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Here's pic from 2010, the last summer she was able to go without supplemental oxygen.
  5. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    More positive vibes from SoCal
  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Sending prayers and good energy for her, and for you.
  7. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    Wishing the two of you strength and much good karma from the NorCal end.
  8. jb63


    Jan 3, 2002
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Thanks guys!
  9. Good vibes from PA comin'...
  10. Mucho Massachusetts Mojo on its way...
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I believe asking for money is not allowed here, but I do hope your girl comes through this.

  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

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


    Dec 25, 2000
    Additional good vibes from PA!
  14. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Banned

    Aug 15, 2010
    You're a good man supporting her like this.

    All the best.
  15. Corbeau


    Dec 14, 2011
    Sending good vibes from the other side of the world.
  16. Positive thoughts coming at you from the other La.
  17. Mojo coming from right here in Cleveland.
  18. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Best of luck to you guys. Lots of love and well wishes coming from Florida.
  19. Prayers.
  20. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Another hoping all the best from SoCal!