Aimee Driscoll (formerly Brooks before marriage) is an amazing 29 year old woman with Cystic Fibrosis. Aimee has a loving husband, Peter and a wonderful 5 year old son Liam who is facing his own challenges with Autism. Cystic Fibrosis is a terminal illness that currently has no cure which primarily affects the lung function of the individual as well the immune system and ability to put on and maintain weight.
Aimee was in desperate need of a double lung transplant as this was the only procedure and hope she had at extending her time here raising and caring for her son, and being able to do so without the struggles that CF force upon her such as extreme shortness of breath, fatigue, severe coughing spells, oxygen tanks, and a staggering daily dose of various medications to name a few. On June 29, 2014, at the last possible moment, Aimee received the transplant thanks to the amazing medical staff of Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. We are now in a position of needing to raise the funds to keep Aimee and her caregivers in North Carolina for 6 months in order to give her the best chance at recovery.
The Second Chances team is comprised of members of her immediate family, friends and generous volunteers. We are committed to this cause and determined to raise the large amount needed to fund the transplant Aimee so desperately needed and thankfully received. By spreading awareness and continuously organizing fun and exiting fundraising events AND with your invaluable, generous donations we will succeed. We will give life a second chance. Thank you and please contact us if you would like to learn more about Aimee or our efforts or if you would like to donate your time as a volunteer or ANY amount to Aimee’s transplant fund!
Though Aimee is our current beneficiary, the Second Chances Foundation will continue to raise funds for those affected by CF, as this disease is one with no cure currently, and the only methods of life extension are prohibitively expensive for many. We appreciate everyone’s support and hope that you will continue to support our cause by attending our events in the future!