Transplant Type: Liver
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Deborah Herod is fighting for her life. She has battled fatty liver disease for several years, but her condition has now progressed into cirrhosis of the liver. Deborah’s diagnosis came as quite a shock, as she does not have a family history of liver disease. Doctors now say a liver transplant is critical to her survival.
Deborah used to lead an active, independent life, but her health battle has forced her to adjust to an entirely new lifestyle. Her illness prevents her from enjoying her favorite activities of cooking and gardening, but she is still able to sit outside with her grandchildren and listen to the sounds of the outdoors. Deborah dreams of being healthy enough to live a full life again. More than anything, she hopes to spend many more years with her husband, Alan, and their two sons, watching her grandchildren grow up, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Deborah’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average liver transplant costs approximately $878,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with insurance, which 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 Deborah.
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 Deborah Herod” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Advent Health