Dale Atkins Needs Your Help
Three years ago, I went to the doctor for a routine visit. I had been feeling poorly for a few months but dismissed it as a result of working long hours as a transmission mechanic. The doctor had a concern that I may have something more than just exhaustion and called for more tests. The tests showed that I suffer from liver failure and I was told that I would need liver transplant.
During the ensuing three and a half years I quit smoking, have had many treatments and medications to improve my health and put off a transplant. I now am in end-stage liver failure and the doctors have put me on the active transplant list; I anticipate a transplant in the very near future.
I have not been able to work for a couple of years and my amazing wife of 23 years, Deirdre, has had to stop working to take care of me including driving me over 270 miles to doctors’ appointments and hospital visits for treatments. So far we have accumulated well over $10,000 in doctor and hospital bills and the total amount of co pay for the transplant may well exceed $100,000. I pray that we can call on the generosity of people to help us face the financial aspect of transplant. With your help in making the transplant a reality, I am looking forward to going back to overhauling transmissions.
Even with insurance, there are many out-of-pocket expenses including co-pays, travel expenses for pre and post-transplant testing, and the costly anti-rejection medications that I will have to take for the rest of my life.
To help with the financial burden of my uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in my honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the South-Atlantic Liver Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider making a contribution.
Your support is critical to the overall success of my struggle. Please know that your contribution counts.
God Bless You All.
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In honor of Dale Atkins
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2 Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road
Radnor, PA 19087