Transplant Type: Kidney
Beth Badour is awaiting a new lease on life. When she was in her thirties and pregnant with her first son, an ultrasound revealed polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a hereditary illness. Her grandmother, father, and her oldest son also suffer from the same illness. Since Beth’s diagnosis, her kidney function has declined. By July of 2019, her kidneys were functioning at only 4%. Beth is on dialysis, which leaves her tired and takes a toll on her quality of life. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical. Wake Forest Baptist Hospital did do my first transplant on 3/8/20 however there were significant complications and I am back on dialysis. Waiting for the second transplant and hopefully a live donor. This will cost out of pocket more money.
During this difficult time, Beth is thankful for the love and support of her family and friends, including her sons Jonathan, age 22, and Hunter, age 20. Beth looks forward to receiving a transplant that will free her from dialysis. She is very active and is a yogi and dancer, as well as an artist. She is blessed to be able to pursue her passions and chooses happiness every day in spite of her health battle. Beth wants nothing more than to be healthy so she can continue her active life, enjoy quality time with her sons, and return to work full time. She is an avid traveler, and looks forward to being able to travel without having to follow a dialysis schedule. 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, Beth 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.
Beth is a physical therapist, and has had to cut her work schedule back to only a few hours a month. Her limited work schedule further adds to her financial burdens. Beth is passionate about her work and looks forward to being healthy and resuming work full time.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Beth. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT North Carolina Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazens Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Beth Badour.”
Transplant Center: Wake Forest