Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you already know, for the past two years I have been battling renal disease and have been on dialysis three days a week, five hours a day. This is keeping me alive. Though I am doing fairly well on this treatment, I am unable to work. The only real shot I have at a long and health life is to receive a kidney transplant as soon as possible.
Currently, I am completing my medical evaluation at the Medical University of South Carolina. However, due to the extraordinary expense of transplantation, as well as my inability to work, funding this life-saving operation is a monumental task. Despite having Medicare, many of my medical needs are not covered and must be paid out-of-pocket such as: co-pays and deductibles, doctor visits, travel and temporary relocation costs at the time of the transplant and the costly immunosuppressant medications that I will need to take for the rest of my life (which alone may cost more than $5,000). This presents a financial challenge that I cannot meet alone.
To help offset these uninsured costs, a fundraising campaign in my honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the South-Atlantic Kidney Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. You can help make a difference in my life. Please consider making a contribution.Together we can make a difference — please help me during this difficult time. Thank you in advance for generosity and support.
Lucius B. Eaddy
June 13, 2012
Love you Billy! Please get well soon. Praying for you!
Karen Eaddy Warfield/Philadelphia, PA
May 16, 2012
Will do my best .also will keep you in my prayers.
Eunice Bacote Eaddy