Transplant Type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Jennifer Hancock is awaiting a new lease on life. She has battled type 1 diabetes for many years. Unfortunately, she went into a diabetic coma in 2007, and her illness took quite a toll on her kidneys. She began suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) at this time. Her condition has continued to worsen, and she has progressed into stage 4 chronic kidney disease. Now doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to her survival.
This has been a difficult time for Jennifer, as she is not able to be as active as she once was. She is extremely grateful for her husband, Timothy, and their three beautiful daughters, (with one on the way)! Jennifer wishes that hey did not need to be so concerned about her health, but she is grateful for their love and support. Before her health began to decline, Jennifer enjoyed going camping, swimming, shopping, singing, and dancing, but these days, her activities are extremely limited. She looks forward to the transplant that will allow her to live life with as few limitations as possible, and to watch her children grow up, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Jennifer’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average kidney transplant costs approximately $442,000. And that is only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover the cost of the transplant, she still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they 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 Jennifer.
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 Jennifer Hancock” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Integris Baptist Medical Center
If you have any questions about The National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.