Transplant Type: Double Lungs and Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Carolyn Morrison is fighting for her life. She has been battling idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and kidney failure since 2019. Her diagnosis came as quite the shock, as there is no family history of such illness. Carolyn’s condition has continued to worsen, and now, doctors say a double lung and kidney transplant is critical to her survival. While awaiting her transplant, she relies on an oxygen tank for every breath.
This has been a difficult time for Carolyn, as she is used to being much more independent and active. She is thankful for her four children, six grandchildren, family, and friends, who have been by her side every step of the way. She wishes that they did not need to be so concerned about her health but is grateful for their love and support. Before her health begam to decline, Carolyn enjoyed working and spending time with her loved ones, but these days, her activities are quite limited. She looks forward to the transplant that will allow her to live life with as few limitations as possible. Mainly, Carolyn is ready to breathe freely again, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Carolyn’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average double lung and kidney transplant costs more than $1 million. And that is only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover the cost of her transplant, she still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
Carolyn must travel more than 200 miles to reach her transplant center for evaluations and doctors’ appointments. When she receives her transplant, Carolyn and her caregiver will need to stay near the hospital during recovery, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food, and lodging, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Carolyn.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the National Foundation for Transplants, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Carolyn Morrison” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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