Rose Lummus

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Our own Rose Lummus is getting a new set of lungs! Join us in helping her to breathe well again!

Beloved Member of the Community

On the List for Double Lung Transplant

On Monday, October 10 th , Rose Lummus was officially placed on the list for a

double lung transplant. Beginning in 2018, Rose became sick with a pulmonary

illness that has now progressed to end stage respiratory failure.

Rose and her husband, Don, have been long-time residents of Dyer County.

Rose taught school for 22 years, 16 of them at Dyersburg Middle School. Don

worked at ERMCO for 28 years. Rose had to retire in 2020 due to her illness and

Don retired soon after to take care of her. They have two children, Brook Lummus

Wright and Eric Lummus, and two grandchildren, Mason and Anne Elise.

Rose has been through many months of testing before she could ever be

placed on the transplant list. Once a donor is located and they receive the call,

they must leave immediately to get to Vanderbilt in Nashville. They have already

begun the process of packing and all the other things that need to be done before

they go. The double lung transplant operation could take anywhere from 8 to 12

hours. After the surgery, they will have to live in Nashville within 15 minutes of

the hospital and their stay will be a minimum of 3 ½ months.

The Lummus’ are active members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. At

the present time, the church is accepting donations to help in their expensive

journey ahead. There will also be other events going on in the community to help

defray the cost of their stay there. If you would like to contribute to this worthy

cause, make your check to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and in the memo

line write Rose Lummus. This will be tax deductible. For more information, you

can contact Coleen Jamison at or call her at 731-589-


Or, give online with the link below!

Rose, could you tell us a little bit about your illness and the double lung transplant?

Hear Rose Tell Us About Her Illness

This All Sounds Very Expensive...

Click Here to learn more about the recovery and costs.

I would sure be scared! Are your worried?

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