Transplant Type: Kidney
Willie Cantrell is fighting for his life. In 2018, he was diagnosed with stage 4 end-stage renal failure. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary for his survival.
Willie is currently maintaining his declining organ through daily in-home dialysis known as peritoneal which is a treatment for kidney failure that uses the lining of the abdomen to filter blood through the body. Peritoneal does not cure or treat the kidney. It only allows the body to function until a transplant is possible.
Willie is a husband, father and grandfather who looks forward to the day when he can spend quality time with his wife, attend his grandchildren's activities and travel with his family. Unfortunately, because of his condition his quality of life has significantly diminished.
During this difficult time, Willie is grateful for the love and support of his wife and family. He looks forward to receiving his kidney transplant so he can travel and do the things he enjoys.
The average cost of a kidney transplant is $414,000. Even with health insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, Willie faces significant expenses related to the surgery. Not to mention, posttransplant medications are very expensive and are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
How you can help. The National Foundation for Transplants is working with volunteers and supporters to help relieve the growing burden of transplant related expenses for Willie. National Foundation for Transplants have been assisting transplant patients with advocacy and fundraising support for more than 37 years. Your gift—of $25, $50, $100 or more—will enable the foundation to provide Willie with the financial support he desperately needs.
You can help in the following ways:
§ Send a tax-deductible donation via check or money order. Mail your donation to: 3249 W. Sarazens Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please make your check payable to NFT FL Transplant Fund. Remember to write “in honor of Willie Cantrell” on the memo line.
§ Make a secure online donation. Select the "Donate" button to the right of the screen. Once you’ve made your donation, share Willie’s campaign page with your family and friends by posting the following URL on your social media page https://charity.gofundme.com/nft-williecantrell.
§ Donate stock. To donate stock, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in your email you would like to donate stock to Willie Cantrell’s campaign.
If you have any questions about National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at (800) 489-3863.