Transplant Type - Lung
Nancy Skinner has a new lease on life. More than 20 years ago, she was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Her lung function decreased dramatically over the years, and her activities were very limited. She was unable to play with her grandkids and it seemed that all she could do was sit and watch her life pass by. Nancy required the assistance of supplemental oxygen for 19 long years. Doctors told her a double lung transplant was critical to her survival.
Thankfully, Nancy received a transplant on April 4, 2017!Since receiving her transplant and recovering from the surgery, Nancy has been able to experience things that she had only dreamed about. She is able to play with her grandkids and share special moments with them, and spend quality time with her friends and family. Now she can keep up with them while they walk and take a breath of fresh air without struggling. Her double lung transplant truly gave her back her life, and is a wonderful gift from God. But she needs your help.
Nancy is so thankful for the transplant that saved her life, but her journey did not stop there. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to her survival as the transplant itself. Nancy has to take 15 medications daily, and although they help keep her new lungs healthy, they have also taken a toll on her. She now faces Stage-4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure, which require continued care.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Nancy. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Tennessee Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazens Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Nancy Skinner" on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Patient Health Institute: Vanderbilt University Medical Center