As advanced animals who differ from monkeys, roosters, sheep, or rats, we enjoy our talents and efforts by being able to speak, write, dream, and make technology and science our TOOLS in reaching a more comfortable level of living, every child is born equal, and every boy and girl is supposed to be happy and fulfill one's dreams.
We all seek comfort and happiness from our parents, family or relatives, including friends or hometown...it is very sad that, at times, we are hit by sudden 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...
Josie Nordman is a youthful girl 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