Transplant Type: Double Lung
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Roger Gray is fighting for his life. He has been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and doctors say a double-lung transplant is critical to his survival. While awaiting his transplant, Roger relies on an oxygen tank for every breath.
During such a challenging time, Roger 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 Roger and his family, these circumstances have also brought them closer together, strengthened their trust in each other and in the Lord, and given them perspective on what matters most in life. Before his health began to decline, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and basketball, but these days, his activities are extremely limited. Roger is looking forward to the transplant that will allow him to live his life with as few limitation as possible, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Roger’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average double-lung transplant costs more than $1 million. 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.
Roger does not live near his transplant center, and he incurs substantial expenses each time he visits for evaluations and doctors’ appointments. When he receives his transplant, Roger and his caregiver will need to stay near the hospital, during recovery, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Roger.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Oklahoma Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Roger Gray” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Integris Baptist Medical Center