Monday, May 30, 2011

Teacher Needing Double-Lung Transplant Has Appointment Next Month

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP)— A Dudley High School teacher who was taken off a double-lung transplant list in March will find out next month if she can get back on one.

Freda Moseley was taken off the transplant list until UNC Hospitals officials were confident that she could pay for her operation. On June 20, she will go to Duke Hospital to see if she can be placed on their list.

Moseley has sarcoidosis, which hardens some of the body's organs. Doctors don't yet know how the disease develops, but what is known is that Moseley never smoked.

When FOX8's Bob Buckley highlighted Moseley in February, she was seen teaching while hooked up to oxygen. Moseley is now on leave.

Since the story aired, many in the Triad have contacted the station wanting more information on how to help Mosley. Fundraisers have helped pay for Moseley's health insurance, as well as give her and her family the fight to go on.

Many have donated to Freda on behalf of the National Foundation for Transplants, but those close to her say the best way to help is to donate to Freda directly. For more information, you can drop off your checks with Dudley High School treasurer Hazel Miller or E-mail Moseley directly at

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