I was diagnosed with Primary Bilirubin Cirrhosis after my mom passed away in 2005, and have been a non-responder to the only medication for this disease. I am a mother of four children — my two youngest boys are autistic. I also have a sister with Dandy-Walker syndrome, and when our father passed away in 2014, she moved in with us and my husband and I became her caregivers. Over the years, my condition has worsened and my doctors have determined that a liver transplant is now needed.
I am currently on the active transplant waiting list at UPMC in Pittsburgh. Even with insurance, I have been told I will have many uninsured, transplant-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, continued doctor visits and the costly anti-rejection medications that I will need to take for the rest of my life. We are trying to raise money for these expenses, as well as to bring awareness to this disease and the process of liver transplantation.
September 26, 2016
Tina’s co-workers donated $5 each to wear jeans to work from September 19-23. A total of $795 was raised! Thank you to all who donated!
August 26, 2016
$220.00 was raised by Tina’s Co-workers by selling candy bars. Thank you to everyone who helped support us and bought the candy bars. This was just the first “round.” We will be continuously selling them to help raise money for Tina, so check back with us often.
February 22, 2017
Please keep us updated on any and all fundraisers.I am continuously praying for you and your family. Remember God is a great physician! Pray for strength and Gods will.
January 10, 2017
Sending love and prayers to you and your family xoxo
October 28, 2016
Stay strong and positive. You can and will beat this. #tinastrong ❤️
September 5, 2016
God Bless...Many prayers for you and your wonderful family.
Kathy F ❤️❤️❤️❤️