Transplant Type: Organ Donor
What if you were living on borrowed time?
As soon as Wendy found out that her husband, Reginald, would need a kidney transplant, she knew she would get tested to be a living donor. Even if she is not a match for Reginald, her willingness to donate could help them to be a part of the swap program at their transplant center. Now, Wendy looks forward to the surgery that will allow her to give someone a second chance at life.
Unfortunately, Wendy’s gift of life does not come without its struggles.
While the medical costs related to Wendy’s donation are covered by insurance, she and Reginald will still feel a financial impact. Wendy works as a medical assistant, and she will have to be off work for up to six weeks without pay following the transplant. The transplant center is more than 630 miles away from Wendy’s home, and she will have to stay nearby as she recovers. She will also have to travel back and forth for follow up appointments after the transplant.
Wendy is thankful for the chance to help her husband. She believes that this entire situation will only help to make her humbler, and that any impact her children feel will only be positive as they will have the chance to see their father be active again. Wendy looks forward to recovering from her donation while Reginald recovers from his transplant so that they can spend many more years with their loved ones and grow old together, but right now, they need your help.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Wendy.
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 Wendy Robinson” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Mount Sinai Hospital
If you have any questions about The National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.