HelpHOPELive Southeast Lung Transplant Fund
Family and friends of Tanya Hostetler are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with her lung transplant and Cystic Fibrosis like uninsured medications, supplements to maintain weight, and travel expenses( gas, tolls, parking fees) for trips to the lung transplant center for quarterly check-ups and annuals plus addition surgeries at the hospital. Tanya lives in Orlando, FL and is being treated at Tampa General Hospital Tampa, FL.
October 21, 2015
My funding has lasted me 6 years but now my account is nearly depleted so I need to do more fundraising to help continue paying for my uninsured meds. The biggest one being for my stomach. I had to have surgery on my stomach to prevent refluxing into my lungs which leads to rejection and the surgery destroyed some of the nerves causing some gastorparesis. I need to take the med or I will have sever pain and nausea due to food sitting in my stomach and not emptying for a long time. When I eat my next meal there’s no room for anything so these meds help things move along. The only med they have for it that is FDA approved, I have bad side effects from so I have to order a med from the UK (that is approved there) with a prescription from my doctor. So this all has to be paid out of pocket and runs around $100 a month! On top of that I have several other vitamins and supplements (like Ensure) to help me maintain my weight and provide nutrition that my body has a hard time absorbing from food alone. I am on disability so my income is very low and I have a hard time paying for these meds so I desperately need your help! Thank you to all those who have helped and those how help in the future!
August 12, 2015
In 2 days I will be 6 years post double lung transplant! It’s been a fairly stable year. Still have stomach problems from past surgeries. Got an EGD done and the doctor said there is nothing they can do b/c some of the nerves have been cut. Lungs doing good but still a little junky sometimes. I got to mark something off my bucket list….I got to go on a cruise with my family in March!!!!! My Aunt was kind enough to buy me a ticket and it was the best vacation ever!!! 13 of us total! Unforgettable memories I will always cherish! I keep busy with constant problems with insurance and pharmacies and lots of doctor’s appointments. I’m living with my boyfriend of 3+ years and my 2 dogs and half the time my boyfriend’s daughter lives with us who is now 15! Between all of those things, I stay pretty busy. Still sleep for long hours but manage to usually get some stuff done. We also have an awesome little Koi pond that I help keep up and feed and that’s where I go for some peace and quiet. I have my annual check up in Sept. so hopefully it all goes well. A little concerned about some irregular heartbeats I get once in a while and not the best kidney function but I guess that’s expected with all the meds I am on. Still overall things are pretty good. Just needing some more help with paying for my medicine. My stomach med alone is $100 out of pocket a month b/c it’s not FDA approved but it’s the only thing that works and is prescribed by the doctor. Without that, I would be having severe stomach pains on a daily basis. So your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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August 8, 2016
Happy birthday you strong anazing woman !
July 26, 2016
Love you very much!
October 8, 2013
Tanya, We are praising God for how well you are doing since your transplant. We have many people praying for you and asking God to give you HIS strength each day and surround you with HIS love and provision. Stay strong and remember we love you.
Aunt Kathy and Uncle Fred, Walhalla, SC
October 8, 2013
Tanya and Shawn, We are going to "ROCK OUT!" for you tonight at Strongsville UMC! We love you! Carl Fernstrum and all of the Hosses!