Type II diabetic, arterial blockage cleared by heart catheterization with four stents inserted, fall and resulting fractured L3 vertebrae, left lung transplant, heart attack in ICU while recovering from transplant, two more stents inserted and I leave the hospital 11 days after entry. Many believe my survival from surgery and health issues noted makes my life a miracle. I believe, as does my friend Tammie, that God has more for me to do. Thanks for your interest and may you be positively impacted by one man’s miraculous journey.
Charles Gary Godwin
“Transplanting Faith recounts the experience of a truly wonderful and courageous man, who through a balanced combination of trust, faith and diligent self-seeking, wrestles with a deadly lung disease. Gary’s journey inspires us all – patients, family members of the afflicted, caregivers, scientists, and physicians – to exercise faith in difficult circumstances.”
Dr. Victor J. Thannickal Director, Division of Pulmonary
University of Alabama at Birmingham
“I really enjoyed your manuscript and think it is well done - gracious, thankful, reflective, and exhortative in a good and appropriate way. I am thankful to get to walk through and reflect on these last years, and the miracles, again with you. God bless your work.”
Rev. Mark DiCristina
St. Francis at the Point
“I love the idea of reflections at the end of chapters. You want people to personalize the story to their own situation and hear from the Lord themselves so that is great.”
Peapod Publishing, Inc.
“As a research scientist I was well read on IPF but had never been in direct contact with someone diagnosed with the disease. After my first meeting with Gary Godwin I walked back to the lab with renewed purpose. Encouraged by his positive attitude, I was grateful for our brief encounter and unaware of the pivotal roles we were about to play in each other’s lives.”
Dr. Louise Hecker
Assistant Professor of MedicineUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Transplanting Faith – Portrait of a Miracle
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