Transplant Type: Lung
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Bruce Carter is fighting for his life. In the summer of 2020, he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis. His condition has continued to worsen, and doctors say a lung transplant is critical to his survival.
During such a challenging time, Bruce is thankful for his wife, Charlotte, their four sons, seven grandchildren, family, and friends. He wishes they didn’t have to be so concerned about his health, but he is grateful for their love and support. Before his health began to decline, he enjoyed attending church, fishing, playing basketball, and being active with his grandkids, but these days, his activities are quite limited. He looks forward to being well enough to enjoy life again. He wants nothing more than to be able to play with his grandchildren, and spend many more years making memories with his loved ones, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Bruce’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average lung transplant costs approximately $929,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with health insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, he faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Bruce.
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 Bruce Carter” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Advent Health