Monday, February 19th, Julie and Randy went to the University of Minnesota so Julie could go through testing to be put on the lung transplant list. Wednesday, February 21st, Julie was hospitalized for low oxygen levels. That Friday she was accepted on the list for a transplant. Tuesday, February 27th, Julie was placed on a ventilator and ECMO to support her lungs and heart as we waited for a donor. In the early morning hours of Thursday, March 1st, we received the call that lungs were on their way. By that afternoon she had the transplant surgery. We are now celebrating a new birthday in our family. She is very strong and is currently in recovery. God is good and answered our prayers!
Julie cannot have flowers, balloons or other deliveries to the hospital. You can send cards to:
Randy and Julie Satterlie
22 27th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Of course, prayers are needed and appreciated. If you would like to send money, please make a donation to Hope Chest News which is a support group for individuals and families that are preparing for or have received a lung transplant. You can donate on their website: hopechestnews.org