Dear Brothers and Sisters and Friends,
In all urgency, we are calling upon your generosity and help for the following reasons:
Our dear brother, Franck MEURET, 51 years of age, married to Myriam and father of two sons: Alexandre, 18 years old, and William, 16 years old, belongs to our congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in a small city of France: Gray, in the Franche-Comté region.
Brother MEURET suffers from Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for which there is no known healing treatment. Double lung transplantation is the only recourse and should be performed as soon as possible in view of the rapid progression of the disease.
Both his father and brother, also Jehovah’s Witnesses, died from this same disease. His father died at the age of 70 in the year 2003. His brother, Remy, died in June 2016 at the age of 53.
They did not have the privilege of receiving a lung transplant.
In a joint action with several brothers and sisters of the Gray congregation in Franche Comté we set up the association ” Pour un nouveau souffle ” registered legally according to French law. (See the “Association” tab)
The purpose of this entity and this website is to help our brother Franck MEURET in his test of loyalty which engages his life in the short term because of his state of health and above all because of his refusal to accept a blood transfusion . So that is why we’ve taken this step.
In collaboration with the Hospital Liaison Committee (HLC), requests have been made to various transplant teams in France and other countries of Europe and Canada. Faced with brother MEURET’s dertermination to refuse blood transfusions, these medical teams have refused to perform such a surgical procedure since they cannot guarantee performing the operation without use of blood transfusion.
The team of Dr. Scott SCHEININ, of the Methodist Hospital in Houston Texas, has accepted the management of the case and respects the rights of patients. More than 11 transplants on Jehovah’s Witnesses were performed over 3 years, without use of blood transfusion. (See section” links”)
The cost of operation is estimated to 1,000,000 $ and must be raised as quickly as possible. This is why we are calling upon your generosity and brotherly love. you can make o donation by going to the tab labeled “Make a donation”.
If death occurs before the surgical procedure, the funds raised will be given in their entirety to the Association Cultuelle des Témoins de Jéhovah de France (French Bethel), the only beneficiary listed in the statues of the association.
Thank you for your generosity, your display of affection, and your support which has been seen through your donations and many letters.
[…] For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power. Nevertheless, you did well to share with me in my tribulation. Philippians 4:13, 14
Association “Pour un nouveau souffle”
In case of hesitation, or if you have any doubt :
Ask an elder to contact a manager of the Gray congregation. (70100 FRANCE)
Contact the local congregation of Gray 70100 FRANCE via jw.org, rubric : “Find an address”
Very important :
please forward this message to all your Jehovah witness friends.