Transplant Type: Double Lung
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Randy McAdoo has been given a second chance at life. He was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2013. In 2019, Randy found that he also suffered from chronic heart failure (CHF) and emphysema. He was hospitalized due to COVID-19, in November 2020, and added pulmonary hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to his list of illnesses by February 2021. Doctors said a double lung transplant was critical for his survival. Luckily, he received his double lung transplant on April 2, 2021!
Despite his recent health obstacles, Randy is grateful to have a loving and supportive family. His children and grandchildren have been by his side every step of the way. Before his health began to decline, Randy enjoyed being outdoors, running calls with the local fire department, helping others, and spending time with his family. Randy looks forward to fully recovering from him transplant so that he can live his life to the fullest. More than anything, he wants to spend many more years making memories with his family, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Randy’s new life comes at a very high price.
Even though Randy’s surgery has already taken place, and his insurance will cover the cost of the transplant, he still faces significant medical expenses related to the surgery. He will continue to need a lifetime of follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself. Since Randy does not live near his transplant center, he incurred substantial expenses to stay near the hospital during his recovery. For the rest of his life, he will need to travel to the transplant center often for evaluations and doctor appointments, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Randy.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Pennsylvania Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Randy McAdoo” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Presbyterian Hospital