Transplant Type: Liver
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Joseph Elsey has been given a second chance at life. He was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in early 2021, and doctors said a liver transplant was critical for his survival. Thankfully, after spending months in the hospital, Joseph received his liver transplant on May 3, 2021!
Despite his recent health obstacles, Joseph is grateful to have a loving and supportive family. His girlfriend, Chellsea, his family, and friends have been by his side every step of the way. Before his health began to decline, Joseph enjoyed fishing, hiking, traveling to different national parks for work, and being active with his family, but these days, his activities are quite limited. Joseph 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, Joseph’s new life comes at a very high price.
Even though Joseph’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. Joseph 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. Joseph does not live near his transplant center, and he incurs substantial expenses each time he travels for doctor appointments and evaluations. Joseph and his caregiver had 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 Joseph.
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 Joseph Elsey” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Advent Health
If you have any questions about The National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.