Transplant Type: Liver
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Terry Douglass is fighting for his life. In April 2018, he went to his doctor because he felt unwell. He was immediately sent to the hospital, and, after many tests and procedures, he was diagnosed with stage four cirrhosis of the liver. It was later found that he also suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. Terry’s health has continued to worsen, and now doctors say a liver transplant is critical to his survival.
During such a challenging time, Terry is thankful for his wife of thirty-two years, Darci, their children, family, and friends. He wishes they didn’t have to be so concerned about his health, but he is grateful for their love and support. Before his health began to decline, Terry enjoyed playing ball with his children, working in his yard, teaching his children carpentry, and building computers, but these days, his activities are quite limited. Terry looks forward to the transplant that will allow him to live his life with as few limitations as possible, and to spend many more years making memories with his family, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Terry’hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average liver transplant costs approximately $878,000. 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.
Terry lives more than an hour from the transplant center, and he incurs substantial expenses traveling for evaluations and doctors’ appointments. When he receives his transplant, Terry and his caregiver may 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 Terry.
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 Terry Douglass” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Integris Baptist Medical Center