Bill Benson


Team Fundraising Goal: $1,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 1
Total Value of Gifts: $50.00

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Ms. Sara Beth Benson

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My Dad, lost his life partner Nancy, and was heartbroken. He started to lose weight and seemed to have lost the pep in his step. At first we thought it was the pain of losing Nancy, but when a catscan found gray areas around the perimeter of both lungs, the Doctor knew right away it was Pulmonary Fibrosis. For the next year, he did the best he could, but living alone took its toll. In October of 2014, we decided to come stay with his me in Virginia, for the winter. It was a good call, as back home in Boston, they had record snowfalls. Doctors in Virginia confirmed his diagnosis and provided some further guidance on its stage when comparing the two catscans. Being alone in Virginia with Sara, they decided, that it was time to come home, so that he could share his last days with the rest of his friends and his family.
We lost Puppa not more than a month after our return. It became harder and harder to breathe and his endurance just was not there.
3 different Doctors shared there were some new meds on the market, but that none would help at his stage. It would have been much better had we caught this earlier and there were medical alternatives, but none exist today. We would like to see earlier detection tests that may help provide more time to treat this disease and possibly avert it all together.


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