Dear Friends and Family,
As some of you may know my brother, Rick Kuntz, was diagnosed with liver cancer in December 2010. Rick sought treatment for the liver disease at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Rick’s liver was so damaged that his doctors told us that his only chance for survival would be a liver transplant. We have great news to share with you. On December 12, Rick received the gift of life – a liver transplant.
Rick is doing well with his new liver and we would like to encourage all of you to consider becoming an organ donor. Without his donor, Rick may not have survived much longer. We are all incredibly grateful and humbled by the generous act of his donor’s family. Rick is getting stronger each day and hopes to return to work as soon as he is able.
As you can imagine, Rick’s strenuous journey has led to staggering medical bills. Already, thousands of dollars of uninsured medical expenses have accumulated and will continue to grow because of the need for follow-up appointments and anti-rejection medications. Even with insurance, the cost of transplantation is overwhelming. Because of this, we must continue to rely on those with giving and caring hearts.
To help ease the burden of these on-going medical expenses, a fundraising campaign in Rick’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. All contributions are tax deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Mid-Atlantic Liver Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider a contribution today.
Make checks payable to:
Not in memo section:
In honor of Rick Kuntz
Please mail to:
Two Radnor Corporate Center100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087
For credit card contributions:
Call 800.642.8399 or click the DONATE NOW button
On behalf of Rick, myself and our entire family, thank you for you kindness, generosity, support and prayers.
Mary Jane Sutphen
August 5, 2014
Hey Rick wow! I have been outta touch with all for sometime. Well im glad to hear theres light in this tunnel. Just found out Janet Barna came for a visit n Rob filled her in n here I am. Love you stay strong and I will try to help if I can. Thoughts, hugs, n prayers your way. Hit me on fbook anytime you wanna just talk or whatever. Friends♡
August 22, 2011
Cannot help at this time financially; but perhaps thru the prayer chain. Praying for a transplant soon
August 8, 2011
Hi Rick, I said a prayer for you today. I asked that god be near you at the start of each new day, to grant you health and blessings and friends to share the way. May the healing power of god renew you and bring you an abundance of love & hope.
August 7, 2011
Love you Rick! Will do everything in my power to help. love, hugs and prayers. from,
Patty Ann Cooper