Transplant Type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Teri Dick is awaiting a new lease on life. In March 2019. She was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Teri’s diagnosis came as quite a shock as there is no family history of kidney issues. Her condition has continued to worsen, and now doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to her survival. Since March 5, 2019, Teri has been forced to endure regular dialysis treatments. These treatments leave her exhausted and take a toll of her quality of life. Teri must continue dialysis until a kidney is found.
This has been a difficult time for Teri, 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, Steven, their son, family, and friends, who have been by her side every step of the way. Before her health began to decline, Teri enjoyed playing with her kitty, spending time with her family, and attending church events, 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. Teri is ready to have a date night with her husband which she usually misses out on because she cannot be late connecting to her dialysis machine. Mostly, she just wants to spend many more years with her loved ones and watch her son grow up, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Teri’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.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Teri.
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 Teri Dick” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: University of North Carolina Hospitals