Transplant type: Liver
What if you were given the gift of life?
James Reeder has been given a second chance at life. He was diagnosed with end-stage cirrhosis of the liver in December 2020. His diagnosis came as quite the shock as there is no family history of liver issues. His condition continued to worsen, and doctors said a liver transplant was critical for his survival. Thankfully, James received his liver transplant on July 19, 2021, after only being listed for three days!
Despite his recent health obstacles, James is grateful to have a loving and supportive family. His girlfriend, Ashleigh, his parents, two sisters, and friends have been by his side every step of the way. Before his health began to decline, James enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his dog, Mossy and being active with his friends and family, but before his new liver, his activities were quite limited. James looks forward to fully recovering from his transplant so that he can live his life again. He wants nothing more than to spend many more years making memories with his loved ones, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, James’s new life comes at a very high price.
Even though James’s surgery has already taken place, and his insurance will cover the cost of his transplant, he still faces significant medical expenses related to the surgery. James will continue to need a lifetime of follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself. James lives more than 300 miles from his transplant center, and he incurs substantial expenses each time he travels for doctor appointments and evaluations. James and his caregiver must stay near the hospital during recovery, adding to the financial strain.
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 James. The National Foundation for Transplants has been assisting transplant patients with advocacy and fundraising support for more than 35 years. Your gift—of $25, $50, $100 or more—will enable The National Foundation for Transplants to provide James with the financial support he desperately needs to keep his gift of life healthy.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of James.
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 James Reeder” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
P.S. Want to help James even more? Ask your company if they will match your gift!