Transplant Type: Liver
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Connie Bray has been given a second chance at life. in 2013, she was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. While Connie was able to manage her condition and continue working until April 2017, her health deteriorated to the point that working was no longer possible. Doctors said a liver transplant is critical to her survival. Thankfully, she received her new liver on June 12, 2021!!
Despite her recent health obstacles, Connie is grateful for her husband, Ricky, her children, grandchildren, family, and friends. She wishes they did not need to be so concerned about her health but is thankful for their love and support. Before her transplant, Connie was often fatigued and suffering from nausea, which prevented her from enjoying her favorite activities of, fishing, taking walks, spending time with her family, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She looks forward to fully recovering from the transplant so she can have her life back. More than anything, Connie hopes to spend more time with her loved ones and to see her grandchildren grow up, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Connie’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average liver transplant costs approximately $878,000. And that is only the beginning. Even though her surgery has already taken place, and her insurance will cover a portion of the transplant costs, 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.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Connie.
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 Connie Bray” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: University of North Carolina Hospitals
If you have any questions about The National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.