Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory”
My name is William A. Knowles. I have been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and have been told I will need a liver transplant to live.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ and have served Him for most of my life. I became a Christian at the age of 9, during a revival in my home church of Webb Baptist Church in Webb, AL. While in high school I began to drink alcohol with friends on weekends for fun, however, continued to drink alcohol until it became out of my control to stop on my own. At the age of twenty-one I accepted the call into the Music Ministry and for a time I stopped drinking. However, I began to drink moderately until I became a functional alcoholic. On May 8, 2018 when I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, I turned my drinking over to God through Jesus Christ my Savior and I haven’t had a drink since that day.
After going to Mayo Clinic in search of a liver transplant, I was told by the Psychologist that I needed help to not drink again. I joined a local AA group and along with my sponsor and my faith in Jesus Christ I am growing strong in my day to day strength to resist the urge to drink.
I know that God is not through with me and he still has ministry for me to do. Students to teach to sing and help them develop their ministries. Churches to be led in worship and lives to be saved through the good news of Jesus Christ. I have 9 young grandchildren that I want to be able to watch grow into mature adults and have children. I enjoy spending time with my daughters and their families and to want to be able to enjoy them for many more years.
While I have Medicare and a supplementary insurance to cover most medical cost there remains many medical needs and copays that insurance will not pay for. There are anti-rejection medications that I have been told to anticipate upwards of $5000 per month for medications alone.
Donations will help to pay off present hospital copays and past medical expenses. Currently we owe approximately $10,000 in hospital other medical bills. My wife had to retire early to take care of me therefore our Social Security is all we have to live own. I pay 30% of my SS for medical insurance premiums.
Donations to Help Hope Live, will ease the burden of the ongoing medical expense prior to, during and after the liver transplant.
Family and friends of Bill Knowles are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
Bill has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.
For more information, please contact Help Hope Live at 800.642.8399.
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