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 email@example.com or call her at 731-589-
Or, give online with the link below!