Transplant type: Kidney & Liver
To the world you are but one person, but to one person you are the world. Help Edwin get his kidney transplant.
Edwin Tirona is awaiting a new lease on life. In 2013, Edwin was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and end-stage liver disease. His diagnosis came as a shock, as there is no family history of kidney or liver disease. Since the mid-nineties he has been able to successfully manage his kidneys with medication. Today, he is now on home dialysis three days per week which takes a toll on his quality of life and leaves him very tired. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical for his survival.
Unfortunately, Edwin's hope for a new life comes at a very high price. The average kidney and liver transplant costs more than $1 million and that's only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover most of the transplant costs, Edwin 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 very expensive, and they're as critical to his survival as the transplant itself..
What if your life depended on the compassion and generosity of others? The National Foundation for Transplants is working with volunteers and supporters to help relieve the growing burden of expenses for Edwin. The Foundation have assisted transplant patients with fundraising support for 37 years. Your gift—of $25, $50, $100 or more—will enable National Foundation for Transplants to provide Edwin with the financial support he desperately needs.
You can help in the following ways:
Send a tax-deductible donation via check or money order
Mail your donation to: 3249 W. Sarazens Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please make your check payable to NFT FL Transplant Fund. Remember to write “in honor of Edwin Tirona” on the memo line.
Make a secure online donation
Select the "Donate" button on this screen. Once you’ve made your donation, share Edwin’s campaign page with your family and friends by posting the following URL on your social media page https://charity.gofundme.com/nft-EdwinTirona
To donate stock, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in your email you would like to donate stock to Edwin Tirona’s campaign.
If you have any questions about National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at (800) 489-3863.