Amber Martin is only 22 years-old and is desperately fighting for her life. She is currently waiting for a double lung transplant as she was born with a progressive condition of the lungs, known as Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a genetic lung disease causing the production of abnormally thick mucus; it leads to blockage of the pancreatic ducts, intestines and bronchi eventually leading to major respiratory infections. CF patients often require a lung transplant as the production of thick mucus impairs breathing over time. Over the years, Amber’s condition has progressed and she has increasingly had a difficult time breathing. While there is no cure for CF, new lungs will make it possible for Amber to once again breathe and enjoy her life.
Cystic Fibrosis requires extensive medications and treatments, doctor’s appointments, lab fees, specialized equipment, medical supplies and home health services. As Amber undergoes medical testing at St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital in Texas, her out-of-pocket transplant expenses are quickly adding up. Even with health insurance, Amber is facing large co-pays and deductibles, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, travel and lodging fees, temporary relocation expenses and possibly a full-time caregiver. Amber will also be required to take costly post-transplant medications to halt rejection that are needed for the rest of her life. More than ever, Amber needs your financial assistance and support!
September 7, 2016
3 weeks today since we got the call saying we have a donor. Lots has happened, but we are on the road to recovery. Sounds like we will have 3 more weeks, but she will be moving out of ICU soon. Thanks to everyone for their support.
August 31, 2016
We are 12 days out and still taking things one day at a time. Still in ICU but lungs are still looking good, no rejection!!! Amber is still very week and having a hard time recovering, but pushes herself to do as much as possible during the day. We have had some set backs, but making progress. Amber is disappointed that things haven't gone as well as they were explained, but I know she will be feeling much better soon. Thanks to everyone for their love and support!
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August 26, 2016
Amber you're recovering so well!! You're a strong cookie!!! Asking God for nothing but good things for ya. Get well soon!
August 23, 2016
Praying for you Amber! You got this! Hang on, and I cannot wait to see you soon. My best always!
July 7, 2016
Amber, Robin and Evelyn,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God walk with you and carry you through this time. Many blessings for your family.