Sally (Annie) Windel
Transplant Type: Double Lung
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Sally (Annie) Windel has been given a second chance at life. She became ill in fall of 2019 and was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. Annie’s condition declined rapidly, and doctors said a double lung transplant was critical for her survival. Luckily, she received her gift of life on September 29, 2020!
Despite her recent health obstacles, Annie is grateful to have a loving and supporting family. She is thankful for her husband of twenty-five years, Walt, their four children, ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren, who have been by her side every step of the way. Annie is normally the organizer, the cheerleader, and the bright light of the family. She is ready to fully recover from her transplant so that she can be that beacon for her loved ones again. She is looking forward to spending many more years making memories with her family, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Annie’s 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 though Annie’s transplant has already taken place, she still faces significant medical expenses related to the surgery. She will continue to need a lifetime of follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. These medications are very costly but are necessary to keep her new lungs healthy. They are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Sally. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Kansas Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Ste 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Sally (Annie) Windel” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Integris Baptist Medical Center