Family and Friends, Here’s An Update.
How grateful I am to have received a liver and a kidney on January 20 and 21, 2017! I thank our Lord, the loving organ donor, and YOU!
Even with health insurance, there are many uninsured expenses, such as co-pays, deductibles, required medical travel…
Now that I am post-transplants (liver and kidney) I need anti-rejection and other medications; these are costly for the rest of my life.
Transplant History: I was born in 1978, when I was a teen we found out that I had Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis. I struggled with this my whole life, until now! As things went from bad to worse; I was transplanted! God is good! All the time God is good!
In January 1999, surgeons in Pittsburgh performed a spleno-renal shunt, for an esophageal bleed. The Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center is where I had my transplants this year, 2017. I continue to be followed by my post-transplant team at The Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center.
As I struggled; I tried to keep a positive and hopeful attitude. Now, I continue to recover and heal by prayer, following my daily post-transplant regimes and taking my anti-rejection medications. This is a life-long process.
After I graduated from the Thomas Edison University NJ and Community College Beaver County, PA. I became a dock manager with FedEx in Atlanta. I look forward to working again, perhaps logistics. ☺
WHEN my condition significantly deteriorated, I got the call to report to the Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center, where my liver and kidney transplant teams performed these incredible surgeries.
I thank GOD for the organ donor and for all organ donors! I will survive this unbelievable challenge and return to a productive life.
God Bless You and Thank You for Your Prayers and Help!
HelpHOPELive, 501(c)3 is a non-profit that helps people like me to coordinate fundraising. My donors receive tax deductible receipts.
If you are interested in hosting a fund-raising event, please contact us Doug & Vicki Lauffer (412) 527-2213, [email protected], [email protected]
OR me, Brent Lauffer: 724-747-5856 or [email protected]
With love and appreciation, Brent Lauffer and Family
November 28, 2018
Some of you may know that I am currently having cell-mediated rejection of my transplanted kidney. As a result I am going through an intensive treatment which hopefully will halt the rejection and save my kidney. The treatment plan involves 4 steps of special medications targeting the rejection. I am currently in the first step which is a high dose steroid treatment. Once it is completed I will have the following 3 steps. Please pray for me. This treatment plan requires some very expensive medications which are not totally covered by my insurance.
January 22, 2018
One Year Ago, Brent, You Received Your Liver and Kidney Transplants! We are so thankful that this first year has been a year of healing and learning to live! ☺ GO! Explore! Discover! Know that the Lord Jesus Christ always leads, guides and directs us! ☺ We Love You! Mom and Dad