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Coffee County Lady Needs Support

Sierra was born with a heart defect and had open-heart surgery for the first time at 8 months. She had several more corrective surgeries. At age 10, Sierra developed primary pulmonary hypertension. She was stable for 5 years with medication. The meds stopped working. She was admitted to the Monroe Carroll Jr Children’s Hospital Aug 05 in both heart and lung failure. The family waited 11 weeks with her number 1 on the list as being the most critical and in need of a heart/double lung transplant. On Nov 8, she got a donor and became the first and only heart/double lung transplant performed at the Children’s Hospital. Sierra has done very well for years. Last year, after developing pneumonia, she went into acute aggressive rejection. She has undergone months of treatments. The rejection remains. Her only course is a second heart/double lung and possibly a kidney transplant. It can’t be performed at Vanderbilt. The family is waiting for an appointment with UAB in Birmingham. They have reviewed her records and are waiting for insurance approval.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,455 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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