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!
Now that I am post-transplants (liver and kidney) there are many uninsured expenses. There are co-pays, deductibles, required medical travel and the anti-rejection and other medications for the rest of my life. Such as treatments for cellular mediated rejection must be done at least once a year to insure the kidney from getting hard and then failing. This is an unfortunate event but it can be treated.
Transplant History: I was born in 1978, as a teen we found out that I had Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis, a liver disease. I struggled with this my whole life. As my health got worse my kidneys also failed. I received my transplants in 2017. I continue to be followed by my post-transplant team. God is good! All the time God is good!
Post-transplants I continue to recover and heal by prayer, daily post-transplant regimes, taking my anti-rejection medications and mediated kidney rejection treatments, a life-long process.
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! After I graduated from the Thomas Edison University NJ I became a dock manager with FedEx in Atlanta. I look forward to working again, perhaps logistics, or what God feels fit to enlighten me in. The journey is still unfolding before me.
HelpHOPELive, 501(c)3 is a non-profit that helps people like me to coordinate fundraising. My donors receive tax deductible receipts.
With love and appreciation, Brent Lauffer and Family
Brent Lauffer: 724-747-5856 or [email protected]
May 4, 2020
Thank you for following me through my journey pre and post transplants of liver and kidney. I face many challenging days and again I have been facing the challenge of cell mediated antibody rejection of my transplanted kidney.
This is very serious, and my doctors have been following me very carefully by monitoring my kidney biopsy lab work. As a result of this type of rejection, I just went through a 2-week intensive treatment at Allegheny General Hospital in April to combat the rejection. I am happy to report that my numbers are looking so much better.
Would you consider supporting me by giving to Helphopelive in my honor to help me meet my ongoing medical expenses and treatments? Thank you for your prayers and support!
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.