Transplant Type: Liver
How do you know Larry?
No matter how you know him, you'll remember his big smile and how he would do anything to help his family and friends . Well, now's our chance to give back and to help Larry keep that smile
Larry Scantland is fighting for his life.
In June 2020, he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver due to hereditary hemochromatosis. Larry’s condition has continued to worsen, and now he is undergoing treatment for liver cancer as well. Doctors say a liver transplant is critical to his survival.
During such a challenging time, Larry is thankful for his family and friends. He wishes they did not have to be so concerned about his health, but he is grateful for their love and support. Before his health began to decline, Larry enjoyed being independent and active. He was used to living life to the fullest without needing to rely on anyone, but these days, his life depends on the help of others. Larry looks forward to the transplant that will allow him to live his life with as few limitations as possible, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Larry’ hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average liver transplant costs approximately $878,000. And that is only the beginning. Even with health insurance, which will cover the cost of his transplant, he faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Larry lives more than 75 miles from the transplant center, and he incurs substantial expenses each time he visits for evaluations and doctors’ appointments. When he receives his transplant, Larry and his caregiver 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 Larry.
The sooner you donate, the sooner Larry has access to much-needed funds, so please donate today. No donation is too small (or too large!)
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 Larry Scantland” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Advent Health