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Moultrie community comes together for woman needing double lung transplant

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Folks in Moultrie are coming together to support a woman in the fight for her life.

"Bonnie is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Her outlook on life is just amazing, it's contagious," said Lacey Herndon, friend.

As Bonnie Griner is fighting for her life, her hometown community in Moultrie is fighting right there with her.

"Lets take our time and not sit here and be upset. Yes it hurts our hearts, but we know we have to do this for bonnie and she is whats driving us right now," said Logan Cannon, friend.

For the next twelve months the "Bonfighters" are painting Moultrie Purple to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and Bonnie's journey.

"If the tables we're turned she would do this for us, without a doubt," said Herndon.

A group that started with six of Bonnie's closest friends, is now a full campaign with more than 1,000 members on its Facebook page.

"It took off, it was I want to help, I want to help, I want to do whatever I can. What can we do? When can we start," said Cannon.

Bonnie has outlived several life expectancies given to her by doctors. Now she's faced with the need for a life-saving double lung transplant.

A procedure that costs several hundred thousand dollars.

"It started in February, our thermometer on the website is up to 25-thousand dollars so that right there just goes to show you the support we have," said Herndon.

Now in shops downtown you can find stickers, t-shirts, everything purple, in hopes that the community support will grow larger everyday.

The Breathe for Bonnie campaign is partnered with The Child's Organ Transplant Association.

Bonnie's friends tell us she wants people to know that when they donate, their money goes to helping her and thousands of others effected by the disease.

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