YOU CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Michael Jay Hancock
As many of you know, Michael was diagnosed with FSGS when he was 15. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a disease that attacks the kidney’s filtering system (glomeruli) causing serious scarring. The disease has progressed these last three years to where Michael will need a kidney transplant.
Michael graduated from Plano West High School June 8, 2010 and started attending Collin College fall 2010. He has been active in Plano Children’s Theatre since he was six and wants to have a career in TV or film. He attends church at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Carrollton.
Baylor University Medical Center has deemed Michael a good candidate for a kidney transplant. On December 9, 2010 Michael recieved a new kidney from his father. Thank you to all the prayers before, during and after the transplant. Michael is doing very well and is already back at school. Transplants, however, are extremely expensive and costs can be devastating. Although Michael has insurance that will cover most of the procedure, we anticipate substantial uninsured costs such as deductibles, out of pocket costs, co-pays for lifelong immunosuppressant medications and Medicare costs.
To help defray such expenses, a fundraising campaign in Michael’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive to help pay transplant-related expenses not met by insurance. HelpHOPELive is a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for more than twenty-five years. If you are able to make a tax-deductible contribution:At times like this, the help of family, friends and the community is crucial to help ensure a successful outcome. Your financial gifts and prayers are greatly appreciated and can make a difference.
Cindy Hancock Mike Hancock Kelly Jo Hancock
Michael’s Mom Michael’s Dad Michael’s Step Mom
469-964-9059 214-869-3720 940-390-2878
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. This campaign is administered by the HelpHOPELive, a 501© (3) nonprofit providing fundraising assistance to transplant and catastrophic injury patients. Information 800-642-8399
March 7, 2011
Three months after transplant!
All going very well. No signs of rejection and already going 6 weeks between doctor visits!
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May 22, 2010
Think of you often and love you a whole bunch.
Grandma & Grandpa/Michigan
May 11, 2010
Cindy and Micahel, We are lifting you up in prayer and asking God to find a match and a successful transplant outcome. Please let us know what we can do to help!
bethann an doran roberts
May 9, 2010
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We look forward in celebrating with you!