We were very sorry to learn about Alan Korpela’s passing. Al received a double-lung transplant April 1, 2004. We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Al’s wife Barbara and family. I received the following note from Barb yesterday. The photo was taken just shy of two months post transplant. Merv.
“Merv: it is with great sadness that I tell you about Al's passing on June 30. Al picked up a bacteria and within hours it took his life. He lived life to the absolute fullest never once complaining, he always said if I could get one year with my new lungs it will all be worth it, and he did, he celebrate his first year anniverary April 1st. Please pass this message on.” Barb. Korpela (firstname.lastname@example.org)