Monday, May 03, 2010

Lung transplant stories wanted

Joanne Schum, who received a bi-lateral Lung Transplant, September 12, 1997, due to Cystic Fibrosis, is looking for contributors to the 2nd edition of her book "Taking Flight: Inspirational stories of Lung Transplantation". Read more at her Facebook page:!/group.php?gid=245756329913

She is gathering lung transplant stories from around the world and is attempting to have every center represented. I fully support Joanne in this and encourage everyone to contribute and get in on this wonderful opportunity to have your story published.

Details as provided by Joanne:

  • It is free to submit your story.
  • Stories from Donor Family members, who donated lungs for donation, are also encouraged to submit their story.
  • Care givers, friends of those who had a lung transplant are also invited to share their unique and difficult duties as a care giver. (I have experience as recipient and carer.)
  • Stories may be written by the recipient, a family member, friend or other person, if someone is not comfortable in writing their story. I am also able to write their story.
  • There are steps to follow in submitting stories, but easy to follow and I am always available by email or phone if anyone has questions.
  • The covers of the book will be designed two of the contributors of the book. Original artwork only - photos, paintings, etc.
  • Profits from the book, once I recoup my expenses for publishing the book, will be divided among organizations, groups, both transplant and donor side, and research projects pertaining to lung transplant. The contributors of the stories will decide these organizations.
  • Any questions, feel free to email me: Or

There are two ways in which one can learn about the process. The steps are listed at the new Facebook Group Site I created,!/group.php?gid=245756329913. In the DISCUSSIONS section of the group site, are all the steps. Or, I can send personal emails to persons interested. If someone does not have a computer, mail, or phone communication can be arranged.
Contact Information:
Joanne Schum
1104 Bay Road Webster, New York 14580
 Phone: 585-671-7635

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