Middle Georgia comes together for lung disease survivor

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Twenty-two year old Whitney Boyd is a survivor of Cystic Fibrosis, a rare lung disease that makes it hard for her to breathe.

She was diagnosed with the condition when she was a baby. She received a lung transplant four years ago.

“Since August of last year she’s been in the hospital, she spent 80 days in the ICU at Emory,” her friend Felicia Casan said.

After multiple hospital stays, she will be able to recover in a new home. This is all due to a donation so she could be closer to her doctors. When the family went to checkout the house, they found mold, dust, and significant damage to the house. The community came to their aid to repair the home.

“One man gave us $1,500 of windows out of no where and so many companies and people have given us so much,” Casan tells 41NBC.

15-year-old Gage Chambers has been working since Friday to help get rid of mold and dust. He has also put in long hours putting in new windows.

“I’ll feel really good, this is something God wants me to do. I feel like I’m just trying to accomplish what I need to get done that way she can be here to live comfortably for however long she has,” Chamber explains.

Gage and Casan have put in long hours, but with the deadline approaching fast before Boyd gets released from the hospital, they still need more volunteers.

Boyd is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday.

To donate or volunteer contact Felicia Casan at fjcason@gmail.com.

Categories: Baldwin County, Bibb County, Local News

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