Otis Johnson, Jr.
Transplant Type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Otis Johnson is awaiting a new lease on life. When he was forty-five years old, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Two years later, his kidneys began to shut down, and Otis had to begin regular dialysis treatments. Since that time, he has undergone a successful heart valve replacement and has been able to stop taking blood pressure medication by making healthier life choices, but his kidney function did not rebound. Otis has been in end stage renal failure for more than four years now, and doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary. Otis will have to continue receiving dialysis treatments until a new kidney is found.
Otis is thankful for his NEW WIFE (as of 11/20/2020), their fourteen children and twelve grandchildren; with one on the way. He wishes they did not need to be so concerned about his health, but he is grateful for their love and support. Before his health began to decline, Otis enjoyed being physically active, and spending time with his family and friends, but these days his activities are extremely limited. He looks forward to being healthy enough to do the things he loves, and to spend many more years making memories with his loved ones, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Otis’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
According to the Milliman Research Report, the average kidney transplant costs approximately $442,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with health insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, 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 NFT in honor of Otis. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Oklahoma Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Ste 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Otis Johnson” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute