Saturday, July 27, 2013

Help Is Wanted For Josie Nordman at Nu: Josie Nordman needs support to undergo lung transplant surgery

Every child is born to live, seek comfort and happiness from his/her parents, family or relatives, including friends or is very sad that, at times, we encounter sadness which is unexpected, getting a serious disease is sad, this happens to a college student whose dreams are not much different from you and me, 

I happen to know a glimpse of Josie Nordman who is attending northwestern university...she has a surgery today at university of chicago medical center, and needs donations...

 $2, $5, $7, or $10, any ammount will help the accumulation toward the total goal...please email or call The Daily Northwestern paper for further information on how you can help this good and promising girl for her recovery, strength, and hope for a brighter future...Thank YOU in advance.

Ps: Also see the below report from the university newspaper...cheers!

Updated: Josie Nordman to undergo lung transplant surgery

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor
July 27, 2013

Rising Communication junior Josie Nordman is scheduled to undergo lung transplant surgery tonight, possibly capping months of fundraising by the Northwestern community for the life-saving operation.

"I cannot believe this day is finally here," Nordman said at about 8:30 p.m. in a Facebook post. "I will go into surgery in a few hours to have a lung transplant, and begin the next chapter of my life."

Nordman, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 4 months old, was placed on the lung transplant list in December. Her lungs are only 16 percent functional due to the disease.

Since the beginning of the year, dozens of student organizations have raised thousands of dollars for Nordman's lung transplant fund. Her family has said they will have to pay up to $75,000 for the procedure.

Nordman's surgery is slated for about 11 p.m. at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to her mom, Nicolle Nordman.

Ally Mutnick contributed reporting.
Patrick Svitek

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