Transplant Type: Lung
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Wilson Baker is fighting for his life. He was diagnosed with sarcoidosis more than twenty years ago. Wilson was able to manage his illness for many years, but recently, his condition has reared its head again. This time, he was not able to get the sarcoidosis under control, and doctors say a double lung transplant is critical to his survival. Wilson will not see another Christmas without a transplant. While awaiting his new lungs, Wilson relies on an oxygen tank for every breath.
During such a challenging time, Wilson is thankful for his four children, family, and friends, who have been by his side every step of the way. He wishes they did not have to be so concerned about his health, but he is grateful for their love and support. Wilson worries about being a single father to his daughters while his health deteriorates, and he can barely care for himself. Before his health began to decline, Wilson enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, camping, biking, and hunting, but these days, his activities are quite limited. He looks forward to being well enough to enjoy life again. Wilson is ready to return to work so that he can provide for his family. Most importantly, Wilson wants to spend many more years with his loved ones and see his children graduate from high school, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Wilson’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average double lung transplant costs more than $1 million. And that is 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 are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Wilson.
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 Wilson Baker” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Sarcoidosis Transplant Center: FLFH | Advent Health