Fundraising under way for former firefighter waiting for lung transplant
The fundraising will off set the cost of follow up care and maintenance drugs
By Dawn M. Kurry
The Richmond County Daily Journal
RICHMOND COUNTY, N.C. — In 2008, Ronny Todd, a former Rockingham resident who moved to Fayetteville, lost a drastic amount of weight and was diagnosed with emphysema after seeing a doctor.
For someone who had never had any major health problems, this came as quite a shock. At the time, no treatment was necessary, but his illness worsened over the years. He was hospitalized earlier this year, and doctors now say a lung transplant is critical to his survival. Before he can be added to the transplant waiting list, he must gain weight and strength to withstand the surgery.