Transplant Type: Liver
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Jennifer Poindexter is fighting for her life. In 2009, she was diagnosed with nonalcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Twelve years later, she suffers from stage four cirrhosis with masses on her liver. Now, doctors say a liver transplant is critical to her survival.
Jennifer used to lead an active, independent life, but her health battle has forced her to adjust to an entirely new lifestyle. She is grateful for her husband, Clinton, their four children, family, and friends, who have been by her side every step of the way. Jennifer wishes that they did not need to be so concerned about her health, but she is thankful for their love and support. Jennifer loves plants, and dreams of being healthy enough to garden again. More than anything, she hopes to spend more years making memories with her loved ones and to see 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 liver transplant costs approximately $878,000. And that’s 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 daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
Jennifer lives 170 miles from the transplant center, and she incurs substantial expenses each time she visits for evaluations and doctors’ appointments. When she receives her transplant, Jennifer and Clinton will need to stay near the hospital during recovery, adding to the financial strain.
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 NFT Oklahoma Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Jennifer Poindexter” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Integris Baptist Medical Center