Transplant Type: KidneyAmy Carey is awaiting a new lease on life. In January of 2018, she was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Amy is diabetic, and over the years, it has taken a toll on her kidneys. She fought her disease for five months, but eventually had to go on dialysis, which takes a toll on her quality of life and leaves her very tired. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical.
During this difficult time, Amy is thankful for the unending support of her family and friends. She looks forward to receiving a transplant that will free her from dialysis and allow her to live life without so many limitations. She enjoys riding her bike, playing computer games, going for walks, reading, and crocheting, but her health and dialysis schedule limits her activities now. Amy sadly has had to restrict her diet for this, foods such as lasagna and potatoes and… chocolate. Yes, even chocolate is to be restricted. Amy wants nothing more than to be healthy, have a better quality of life, and have her dietary restrictions lifted. But right now, she needs your help.
The average kidney transplant costs more than $414,000, and that’s only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, Amy still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to her survival as the transplant itself. Amy’s health and dialysis schedule prevents her from working, further adding to her financial burdens.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Amy. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Michigan Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazens Circle Ste 100 Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Amy Carey” on the memo line. If interested in donating a kidney, please contact for Kidney donation: Andrea Beck-Lundskow Living Donor Advocate Mercy Health Transplant :firstname.lastname@example.org or http://MercyHealthKidneyTransplant.com or 616-685 -5187.
Thank you for your generosity!
Patient Health Institute: Mercy Health Saint Marys