Dear Friends and Family,
My wife Carol is a courageous woman and a mother of five who has been living with a deteriorating kidney condition. As a result of this disease, she has been on dialysis three days a week for the past three years. Carol has struggled through many medical complications and hospitalizations, and a kidney transplant is now her only chance of survival. Through all of this, Carol’s faith, determination and fight for life are incredibly admirable and encouraging. To be sure, her love for her children, 24 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren, in addition to her unwavering faith, has kept her firmly focused on survival. Her strength to live is an inspiration to all of us.
Currently, Carol is on the kidney transplant list at the University of Virginia. Because of the extraordinary expense of transplantation, funding this life-saving operation is a monumental task. Despite having insurance, many of her medical needs are not covered and must be paid out-of-pocket. We anticipate substantial uninsured costs such as lifelong anti-rejection medications, travel to and from the center, and relocation at the time of transplant. This presents a challenge we cannot meet alone.
To help with her uninsured costs, a fundraising campaign in Carol’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. All contributions are tax deductible, are held in the South-Atlantic Kidney Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. You can help make a difference in Carol’s life. Please consider a contribution.Thank you for any help you can give,