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Raised $15,605
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My family is all very concerned for my declining health, and wish to visit me as often as they can while I’m away for the transplant and recovery.
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The Story

Grants Pass, OR

Steve Daggett is a part of a close-knit, blended family that consists of his wife Debbie, four adult children, and five grandchildren. He was a middle school math and science teacher for 25 years, and now serves as the director of his city’s performing arts center. His work stems from his passion for music as he’s been a lifelong musician “I have a musical family, and we often perform together in the community,” said Steve. Debbie and Steve have been working in various ministries around the world for 12 years. They even combined their love of music, travel, and ministry by going on a musical ministry to Italy in January 2016. Now, Steve can barely sing and their travel plans have been put on hold due to his recent diagnosis.

After returning from Africa in 2014, Steve was quite sick on the 45-hour trip home. His doctor put him in the intensive care unit for three days, and ran many tests including chest x-rays and CT scans. In February 2015, he had another x-ray and CT scan which lead to the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a terminal lung disease. Steve was in need of a double lung transplant.

Steve had been dealing with a chronic cough for several years. Most of those years he had been treated for various types of asthma and other related conditions, but nothing worked. Following his IPF diagnosis, he was referred to the transplant center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Daggetts live 12 hours north of UCLA, so Steve will travel alone and his wife and family will visit while he’s waiting for donor lungs and while he’s recovering from the transplant. “My family is all very concerned for my declining health, and wish to visit me as often as they can while I’m away for the transplant and recovery. It could be several months,” said Steve.

In their time of need, Steve and Debbie hope to raise $15,000 through RedBasket.org to cover the costs of travel, lodging, copayments, and appointment costs associated with Steve’s illness. “I will be able to be closer to my wife and family during my lengthy absence,” said Steve. Please show your support for Steve by making a tax-deductible donation and share his story today!

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From: Richeli Jolokai |
Praying for you guys! Thank you for giving of yourselves and sharing Gods love with so many! Hugs from me and my family! It's been forever since Honduras but you guys def. made a mark on my life with your lives!

Thank you so much! Can you believe it was 8 years ago?!
Steve Daggett

From: Anonymous |
Praying for you Steve!

Thank you!
Steve Daggett

From: KRISTIE OSTLUND |
Best Wishes Cousin! Love you!!

Love you! Thank you!!
Steve Daggett

From: Howard & Kathleen |
Praying for the best results and a long life of good health!

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Anonymous |
Steve and Debbie, what a privilege to be able to help you in your journey. We love you both and will keep you in our prayers. Much love, Dan and Janet

Thank you, thank you!
Steve Daggett

From: Steve Katchka |
We pray that this time will soon be a happy, but distant memory.

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: The Estes Family |
All of our love to you and your family Steve. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God speed. Doug, Kathy, Lindsey and Darcie Estes.

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Pat Hetherington Hetherington |
Praying for a quick and successful surgery and many more happy years together!!!

Thank you!
Steve Daggett

From: Josh & Kerrie Chamberlain |
We love you guys! Keep singing!

That's my goal! Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: JoAnn Pilcher |
Cant wait to hear you singing strong again

Thank you so much, JoAnn! Me too!
Steve Daggett

From: Bernhart Family |
Prayers for you and your family, Steve.

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Melinda Gutierrez |
You're in our thoughts and prayers friend! Stay strong!

Thank you!!
Steve Daggett

From: Steve & Kathy Thom |
Praying for you as always brother. Glad there's a way to offer some practical help as well!

Thank you guys so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Shay Arata |
You and your family are in my prayers.

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Anonymous |
Our prayers go out to you and family.

Thank you!
Steve Daggett

From: Anonymous |
Steve, nothing but the best for you. We pray you will do well in this journey

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: John & Robin Schroder |
Keeping you and your family in prayer.

Thank you very much!
Steve Daggett

From: Brewers |
We love your faith in God and praying for you!

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Don and Rosemary Monette |
Our prayers are with you for a successful transplant and precious time with your family and friends.

Thank you guys so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Scotty & Vickie Whiteaker |
Praying!

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Gary and Margy Schaefer |
We are praying for you. Gary and Margy

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Therese Henderson Henderson |
Praying for you Steve and your family. GodBless

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: Karen Daggett Austin |
Jake and I are praying for you, Steve, and believing Isaiah 41:10 for you and our whole family.

Thank you!
Steve Daggett

From: Kathycoon957 |
Many continuous prayers and blessings and miracles to you and your family, Steve, Love Always Kathy and Gary Coon

Thank you so much, Kathy & Gary!
Steve Daggett

From: Sarah Herr Davies |
Sending prayers and love your way

Thank you!
Steve Daggett

From: Ross and Annette Roe |
Best wishes on your transplant!

Thank you so much!
Steve Daggett

From: karren tivenan |
Prayers and best wishes to you.

Thank you!
Steve Daggett

From: Ellen Johnson |
You and Debbie are an inspirtion. Love you and your family to the moon and back! We will be with you on every step of your journey with love and support!

Thank you, Ellen!
Steve Daggett

From: Dean & Cindy Guiliacci |
Eaters and hugs

Thank you!
Steve Daggett

From: Michelle Rutherford Rutherford |
Praying for you and your family as the Lord continues to hold you and your family through this adventure; embracing each of you through every moment.

Thank you so much, Michelle! Blessings on you!
Steve Daggett

From: Laura |
Prayers for a hedge of angels to surround you dear Steve and your family as you go thru this journey. Sending you some of my Mama's healing "magic kisses" too.

Thank you so much, Laura!
Steve Daggett

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