Local family seeks help for man's transplant

Steven Hines, 27, needs $15,000 for lung transplant


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Westside family is asking the Jacksonville community for help, as their grown brother is in the intensive care unit at UF Health Gainesville, waiting for a double lung transplant.

Steven Hines, 27, has cystic fibrosis. Two of his siblings died of the disease, and one of his sisters told News4Jax, she believed a transplant is his only hope.

"His whole life he has had to live with a chronic cough from the thick mucus in his lungs," said Danielle Doyal. "The new lungs will not only give him a chance to live, but to live without a cough."

The family needs $15,000 for the costly care that will follow the procedure.

To help cover the costs, members at Normandy Baptist Church will hold a barbecue chicken dinner Saturday, March 14, to raise money for Hines. Tickets are $10 for a half chicken, beans and slaw. Dinners can be picked up after 10 a.m. at the church located at 7050 Normandy Boulevard.

For more information or to order tickets, call 904-781-3000, and ask for Troy Dixion.

There is also a Go Fund Me account set up in Steven Hines' name: http://www.gofundme.com/mw0vno

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