Transplant Type: Liver
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Laurie Gauthier has been given a second chance at life. She had been battling liver disease and her condition continued to worsen. that a liver transplant was critical to her survival. She was placed on the transplant list May 25, 2021. Thankfully, only a few days later, she received the call that would change her life forever. Laura underwent a successful liver transplant on May 30, 2021!
Despite her recent health obstacles, Laurie is grateful to have such a supportive family. Her husband, Bob, as been her rock, and Laurie misses all her dear friends and wants them to know how appreciative she is of all the caring and support they have given her and Bob. Anyone who knows Laurie knows that she would rather be the one doing the giving. She has always had a huge heart and a willingness to step in and assist in any way she could. two sons and granddaughters have been providing her with love, and encouragement she desperately needs. Before her health began to decline, Laurie enjoyed walking her dog, Jasper, swimming with her girlfriends, and spending time with her friends and family, and she hopes to be healthy enough to do these activities again. She misses her granddaughters terribly and looks forward recovery
Unfortunately, Lauries new life comes at a very high price.
Even though Lauries surgery has already taken place, and her insurance will cover a portion of the transplant costs, she still faces significant medical expenses related to the surgery. She will continue to need a lifetime of follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
Since Laurie does not live near her transplant center, she needed to stay near the hospital during recovery. Also, Laura will need to travel to the transplant center often for follow-up evaluations and doctors’ appointments, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food, and lodging, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Laura.
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 Laura Gauthier” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Advent Health
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