Update: Goodwin breathing on own

 Wednesday update

For the first time in a long time, Mary Goodwin, the mother of Ferris senior quarterback Ben Goodwin, is breathing on her own. She was able to do so about 12 hours after a double lung transplant.

"She's up and alert and has the great wit that she always has," Ferris coach Jim Sharkey said, reading a text he received.

Unless waranted, this will be the last update. Keep Mary in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday's post:

The mother of Ferris senior quarterback Ben Goodwin - Mary Goodwin - is out of surgery, reports Saxons coach Jim Sharkey.

"Mary is out of surgery and has two new lungs," Sharkey said. "A long recovery is ahead of her, but as Ben put it 'she has a new lease on life'."

Mary is resting comfortably in intensive care at the University of Washington Medical Center.



Monday's post:


The news the Goodwin family has been praying would come finally did Monday morning. Mary Goodwin, the mother of Ferris senior quarterback Ben Goodwin, received news that a lung had become available for a much-anticipated and hoped for lung transplant.


She and her family flew to Seattle where the transplant was scheduled to take place.


Mary Goodwin has been on oxygen for nearly five years. She found out this spring that she was a candidate for a transplant.


“She’s the most perfect candidate for a lung transplant,” Ben told me in an interview this summer. “She’s young and in good health apart from the lungs. She’s never smoked, never abused her body.”

Please keep Mary in your prayers.


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