Welcome

Who We Are

Our organization consists primarily of persons who have had or are waiting for lung or
heart/lung transplants at the University of Minnesota Transplant Center or is a family member of
a person who has had or needs a lung or heart/lung transplant.   Our underlying diseases are
many, but we have all been diagnosed with an end-stage lung disease requiring a life-saving
transplant.  The majority of our Board of Directors come from this unique group.
How We Started

We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was formally organized in December, 2003.  
Prior to that, the primary intent was to educate our members and keep them connected via our
newsletter.  In 2003 it became apparent that the needs of our group went beyond the
dissemination of information.  We were formed "so we may walk side by side with others
needing heart, lung or heart lung transplants so they never have to walk this journey alone."

Officers
Wally Preissing                  President                Tom Fuller                 Vice President
Gary G
rev                            Treasurer                Gayle Stone              Secretary

Directors
Jan Ankeny     Sue Martin        Fern Olson        Jeff Richert         Ellen Varney   
Ralph Loftus    Gary Burns
Hope Chest
News
Our Board of Directors:

Members of the Board of Directors are elected for three year terms.  Elections to the board are
held in June each year.  Officers are selected from the elected Board members . The current
Officers and  Board Members are: