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Community | newlungsfor.me | Mar. 22, 2017

Jesse Petersen needs our help

If you don't know Jesse, I'll sum him up in one word: awesome. He's an active member of the WordPress community, a good person, and his lungs are failing. He needs $20,000 for the lung transplant, since his have dropped to just 22% capacity. So please skip a domain purchase or an online t-shirt purchase, and help a community member in need. He deserves it, and his family deserves it.

Jesse Petersen needs our help

Community | newlungsfor.me | Mar. 22, 2017

Update: Jesse is officially active on the lung transplant waiting list with a lung allocation score (LAS) of 38.859 Jesse’s family was planning on 2017 being a year to rebuild and bond as a family of four after 5 years of fostering and two years of back-to-back legally contested adoptions drained us mentally and financially. Plans changed when a January clinic visit showed his lung function at 22% and he missed the better part of 5 weeks of work with a hospital stay, home IVs, and many doctor’s appointments.
They were hesitant to open up this donation campaign after they received hundreds of peoples’ generous gifts in 2016 for their second adoption, but were encouraged to do so by family who is also willing to assist.
The family currently has a small emergency fund and they fully expected that their work-from-home business would allow him to work right up until transplant. That no longer seems to be a reasonable expectation, as the decline to reach transplant status has made concentrating and doing the actual work much more of an effort than Jesse ever imagined.
They felt that they were entirely prepared for a quick medical leave after surgery but not any decreased

Community | newlungsfor.me | Jul. 6, 2017

Jesse Petersen is gone too soon

Many of you know Jesse (and his family) and it is with a heavy heart I share this.

Jesse Petersen is gone too soon

Community | newlungsfor.me | Jul. 6, 2017

Friends, This is not the post I wanted to write today. I wanted to click “Publish” on the draft we’ve already got saved named “It’s a GO!”
But God in His providence—a providence Jesse leaned so heavily on these last few months—decided to answer Jesse’s prayers for perfect lungs with a resounding yes, just not the way we wanted.
Today is a profoundly sad day for us, and no amount of platitudes could or should soothe the ache. But Jesse would tell you right now to run to Jesus.
I just set up a new fund on this site to help with Funeral Expenses and to support his family. Jesse was the sole income of his family. Please give generously.
Funeral and Family Expenses Fund
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