Transplant type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Stacy Weaver is awaiting a new lease on life. She was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of sixteen. Unfortunately, she is all too familiar with this disease as diabetes runs in her family. Stacy’s illness has ravaged her body. First her eyesight was attacked, and then her kidneys began to fail. Now doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to her survival.
This has been a difficult time for Stacy, as she is not able to be as active as she once was. She is extremely grateful for the love and support of her husband, Jonathan, their five children, six grandchildren, family, and friends, who have been by her side every step of the way. Before her health began to decline, Stacy enjoyed spending time with family and friends in her hometown of New Palestine, traveling, and swimming, but these days, her activities are extremely limited. She looks forward to the transplant that will allow her to live life with as few limitations as possible, and to watch her grandchildren grow up, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Stacy’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average kidney transplant costs approximately $442,000. And that is only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, she still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
What if your life depended on the compassion and generosity of others?
The National Foundation for Transplants is working with volunteers and supporters to help relieve the growing burden of expenses for Stacy. The National Foundation for Transplants has been assisting transplant patients with fundraising support for more than 35 years. Your gift—of $25, $50, $100 or more—will enable The National Foundation for Transplants to provide Stacy with the financial support she desperately needs.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Stacy.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the National Foundation for Transplants, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Stacy Weaver” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
If you have any questions about The National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.
P.S. Want to help Stacy even more? Ask your company if they will match your gift!