On Thursday, May 12, LCC staff member Dianna Bonfield had the opportunity to visit with Matthew McMillan and his family.
LCC has been assisting the McMillans since September 2021 through St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg, Illinois, when Matthew came to Chicago to have a double lung transplant. On March 31, the McMillans moved out of the one room at the Extended Stay hotel and became the first residents of the new Hospitality House at Trinity Galewood.
Matthew recently had his trachea incision closed and removed his feeding tube. When they first moved into the house, he could barely navigate the stairs at the front entrance of the house. Praise God for the physical therapists who are working with Matthew. He now is going up and down the steep back stairs entrance to the house. He is progressing so well that they will be taking a road trip back to their home in Missouri this coming weekend. It has been 17 months since Matthew has been home. This road trip will be a joyous celebration of Madison’s high school graduation, followed by a weeklong reunion with his sons, whom he last saw when he was in the hospital before he was discharged to the rehab hospital.