Transplant Type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Talia Lampley is awaiting a new lease on life. When she was thirteen years old, her mother noticed that her knee was swollen, and took her to her doctor. What they believed to be an injury from a recent volleyball match, turned out to be a symptom of lupus. After battling lupus for more than ten years, she was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Her condition has continued to decline, and now doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to her survival. For the past twelve years, Talia has endured regular dialysis treatments. The treatments keep her alive, but leave her exhausted and take a toll on her quality of life. Talia will need to continue dialysis until a new kidney is found.
During such a challenging time, Talia is thankful to be surrounded by a strong support system. Her family and friends have been by her side every step of the way and have provided much needed love, encouragement and support. While it’s been very hard for Talia and her family, these circumstances have also brought them closer together, strengthened their trust in each other, and given them perspective on what matters most in life. Talia is looking forward to the transplant that will allow her to live a happy, healthy, normal life with as few limitations as possible, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Talia’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average kidney transplant costs approximately $442,000. And, that’s 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’re 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 Talia.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Talia Lampley” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Mayo Clinic Florida