Transplant Type: Heart
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Larry Spurgeon is fighting for his life. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure a few years ago. Larry’s condition has continued to worsen, and now, doctors say a heart transplant is critical for his survival.
During such a challenging time, Larry is thankful for his wife, Stacy, their children, and grandchildren. 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, he enjoyed working on motorcycles and being in his garage, but these days, his activities are quite limited. He looks forward to the transplant that will allow him to be healthy enough to spend many more years making memories with his family, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Larry’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average heart transplant costs more than $1 million. 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.
Because Larry must travel more than 215 miles from his home to the transplant center for evaluations and doctors’ appointments, he incurs substantial expenses for each trip. When he receives his transplant, Larry will have 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.
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 Spurgeon” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Medical University of South Carolina
If you have any questions about The National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.