I was diagnosed with Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) December 3, 1993. I was Immediately put on a high dose anti-inflammatory called Prednisone. I suppose the disease was hereditary. I had never worked in an industry that may have triggered the disease. Within weeks I began using supplemental oygen. At this time my young wife 48 years was diagnosed with breast cancer. She ultimately succumbed to the disease in 1997 Remaining a supplemental oxygen during this time (both lungs were effected with IPF) I was told in 2003 by my Pulmonologist that I had two (2) years to live if I did not receive a lung transplant. I immediately began my homework seeking out a hospital close to home that I would visit. I found The University of Pennsylvania which was only sixty three miles from my home. I scheduled an appointment there and was told that my condition was serious but that I would have to go three days of testing to assure the hospital that I had no other condition that would preclude myself from transplant. I passed all the preliminary testing. And, fortunately for myself the protocol for transplant patients was just amended to read "those in most need of trasplant would be considered first rather than as had been that those on the list longest first" Approximately six mothes later (July 5, 2005) I received a right lung transplant. I wished I would have had both right and left transplant however organs are hard to come by. And, I am grateful for what I have. I have since developed stage 3 Kidney Disease). This is not uncommon to transplant patients because some of the ant-rejection medications. So that the transplant is not rejected by the body's immune system. I so wish I could productively work however, compromised lung function and now kidney disease have me with little energy/stamina. One day I feel ok but all to often the mind is willing but the body is not. I have one to three months of funds to carry myself. I have no children, my mother is 93yrs. and a brother not inclined to part with funds he may have. I do not where to turn. If I were put out on the street I cannot see that my medical needs would be met. I am willing to share any and all documents, medical and or financial to substantiate my story. Thank You, for hearing me.