Transplant Type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Arthur Leslie is awaiting a new lease on life. In 2015, he learned his kidneys were failing. This came as a shock, as there is no family history of kidney disease. Arthur’s illness takes a toll on his quality of life and leaves him very tired. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical. Before he can be placed on the transplant waiting list, his transplant center is requiring him to raise funds.
During this difficult time, Arthur is thankful for the love and support of his family and friends. He has two daughters and his illness prevents him from spending as much time with them as he’d like. Arthur looks forward to receiving a transplant that will give him back his energy and allow him to return to the activities he once enjoyed, like playing football, traveling, and playing musical instruments. He wants nothing more than to be around to watch his daughters grow up and be able to take them on family vacations. But right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Arthur’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
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, Arthur still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself. Arthur had to stop working due to his declining health, further adding to his financial burden.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Arthur.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Arthur Leslie” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Carolinas Medical Center