New lungs for Chris – Friends of The WAV in Sylvan

Nov 23, 2022

Hi, my name is Chris. I have faced many health issues in my life but nothing compares to what I along with my amazing husband, Arlen are facing now. My health has deteriorated to the point where my only option now is a double lung transplant. I am a Mom/ Step Mom to 5 and a Grama/Gigi to 12 incredible beautiful grandchildren.

The reason for starting a Go Fund me is this:
once I get the call that someone has made the decision in their time of immense grief, to give the gift of life to me, I will be air lifted to Vancouver and will be in surgery within 12 hours of getting the call. I will be in hospital for minimum 3 to 4 weeks, then discharged to outpatient status which requires me to have a 24 hour caregiver, which will be my husband. This is where we are desperately seeking help as we are required to live near Vancouver General Hospital for at least 2 to 6 months at our own expense.

My husband will not be able to work so we won’t have income to not only pay for a place to live and expenses in Vancouver but we still need to maintain our mortgage/expenses for our home in Princeton. Neither myself nor my husband are good at asking for help but we have no other options. Well there is one option, I don’t go for the lung transplant which really isn’t an option, I am 56 yrs old and I want to see my grandchildren grow up and enjoy life with my husband.

To put it bluntly, if I have to choose between getting new lungs and losing our home and everything we have worked so hard for, I won’t have the surgery and will just try to enjoy what time I have left.

So please if you can help whether financially or good vibes and prayers, we would be forever grateful and so would our family.

Thank you and God Bless
Chris and Arlen

News Story Below


Princeton BC
, Princeton

Start Date

November 23, 2022

End Date

December 31, 2022

Start Time

9:00 am

End Time

12:59 pm