First, we want to acknowledge how difficult 2020 was. Many of us lost friends and family to COVID-19. Our country continues to be in a state of racial unrest. So many people are struggling for food and shelter. It was an especially dangerous year for lung transplant patients because of their compromised immune system which increases their chances of dying from COVID-19. We are excited to hear that the COVID-19 vaccine is being provided to healthcare workers. However, it will be months before it is available to everyone.
As we reflect on 2020 and all the hardships we have faced around the world, we want to express our solidarity and our support to those affected by the events of the past year. We cannot simply move on from these events, however, we can continue to try harder to make the world better in 2021.
We lost much of our funding in 2020. Due to COVID-19, we had an understandably sharp decline in donors. However, we continued our work at a smaller scale.
We are grateful to have been able to accomplish most of our goals for 2020 even if they were at a much smaller scale. Here is what we have planned for 2021...
COVID-19 will continue to be a part of our world in 2021 so we have adjusted our goals to take that into account. We set these goals with a low budget in mind, however, if our funding increases, we will adjust the goals accordingly.
Despite the difficult times, we have hope that things will get better in the future and that we will be able to continue helping lung transplant patients beat the odds and thrive post transplantation.
Thank you for supporting The Sid Foundation for all these years and for helping us keep Sid’s legacy alive.
We hope you all have better times and good health in the new year!
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