Transplant Type: Kidney
David Woodruff is awaiting a new lease on life. He was diagnosed with Stage-4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and it has progressed into End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Although it runs in the family, his illness was not discovered until it had reached an advanced stage. David was stable and was keeping his high blood pressure and diabetes under control. Nevertheless his kidneys slowly continued to degrade until he had to go on dialysis in June of 2020, in the middle of a pandemic no less. This transition to dialysis was hash took a toll on his quality of life. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary.
During this difficult time, David is thankful for the love and support of his wife, Ariana, and their family and friends. He has two daughters (5 & 1 years old), son (2 years old), and stepson (6 years old), and his illness causes worry for his loved ones. David enjoys spending time with his family, taking the kids to the park and zoo, going to the lake, and riding motorcycles., Now that he is on dialysis, his activities are more limited. David looks forward to receiving a transplant that will give him more years with his family. He wants nothing more than to be healthy so he can continue to take part in the activities he enjoys, have a long life with his wife and kids, and be able to provide for his family. But right now, he 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, he 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 expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Davis lives 131 miles from his transplant center. When he receives his transplant, he will have to stay nearby while he recovers, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food, and lodging.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of David. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the Oklahoma Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 850, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of David Woodruff” in the memo line.
Transplant Center: Baptist Integris Hospital