Help make a difference in Pat’s life and help him get a kidney transplant.
My husband, Pat Scruggs has had end-stage renal disease for more than three years and is currently on dialysis. Unfortunately, Pat did not take his doctor seriously about his health and as a result, high blood pressure and diabetes led to his kidney failure. Pat’s doctors have informed him that a kidney transplant is his only chance for long-term survival.
Pat is funny, smart, giving, encouraging, full of wisdom, and does not compromise his beliefs in God. He is a blessing to me and many others. Pat and I are also caregivers for my Mother who requires our daily help. Even with his own health issues, Pat still helps with Mom and many others — he continues to place others before himself.
Fundraising for this life-saving transplant is a monumental task. Even with insurance, we will need to raise over $60,000 for uninsured expenses,long term care and anti-rejection medicine. While he is on the active waiting list at two hospitals, we needed to raise $10,000 to cover his first six months of post-transplant expenses. We reached that goal by the end of 2011 after only fundraising for six months! To God me the glory! It will take an additional $10,000 to $12,000 annually to cover his medical expenses that are not covered by his insurance. I am asking for your financial help for us to be able to support his transplant costs and for him to live a healthier, longer life.
To help with this financial burden, a fundraising campaign in Pat’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. All donations are tax- deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the South-Atlantic Kidney Transplant Fund. They will be administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider making an end-of-year, tax –deductible contribution today.
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March 4, 2012
Pat, it was so wonderful to have seen you and Dianna on March 3rd in Clifton Forge. It had been 30 years or more. Daisy and I will keep you in our prayers that you may find a Kidney soon. As you guys travel through Lyndhurst/Waynesboro please call and stop by to visit. May God Bless You.
Morgan & Daisy
September 1, 2011
I am sorry you are so sick, I miss you and Diane so much Life gets so busy with kids & so much more. It seems like you don't do the things you should, like see the folks you love and visit. I will pray for all needs to be met, physically, financially & emotionally. I hope to help in some way. I will have to check on what I may can do....funraiser, etc. I just want you to know that I do care! love you all lots:)
August 17, 2011
I am sure I speak for all of us here; we are praying that you get all that is needed to live a long and healthy life. We will continue to pray for you for a speedy surgery as well as a fast recovery.
To all who read this: 'Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.'