Family and friends of Jay Hamilton are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to help fund some of his uninsured medical expenses associated with scleroderma and lung transplantation. Please read through this profile to see if you can help out by covering out-of-pocket expenses for a trip to the doctor’s office (about $50), a month’s worth of copays for medication (about $100 — before transplant), or contribute to larger expenses.
Jay has systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) with lung involvement. First diagnosed in 2013, he can trace the signs of breathlessness back to 2010 and is now on oxygen support 24/7. He began transplant evaluation in 2013 and has been in the “on deck circle” since 2016, meaning he has cleared all the medical and non-medical prerequisites for a lung transplant, but has not been sick “enough” to be listed in the New York area. But the time for listing is getting close at hand.
July 6, 2019
Help Hope Lives made this explanatory video!