Transplant Type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Maurice Williams is awaiting a new lease on life. He was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure again and is on treatment to save his life. After battling through his illness as long as he could, Maurice was lucky enough to receive a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, his hope for a new life was cut short when his new kidney began to fail. Now doctors say a second kidney transplant is critical for his survival.
During such a challenging time, Maurice is thankful to be surrounded by a strong support system of family and friends, who have been by his side every step of the way, providing much needed love and encouragement. While it’s been very hard for Maurice and his loved ones, these circumstances have also brought them closer together, strengthened their trust in each other, and given them perspective on what matters most in life. Before his health began to decline, Maurice enjoyed singing, traveling, cooking, and baking, but these days, his activities are quite limited.
Part of the reason that Maurice is fundraising, is to take care of the living donor expenses that will be a part of this journey. His twin sister has stepped up to give him the gift of life. Maurice’s sister is loyal and dedicated and will do whatever she can to help Maurice, and he wants to make sure that she can afford to do so. Maurice is looking forward to the transplant that will allow him to have his life back and spend many more years with his family and friends, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Maurice’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average kidney transplant costs approximately $442,000. And that’s 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’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Maurice.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Maurice Williams” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Advent Health