Tom was born and raised in southern Arizona and he and his wife, Rose, live in his grandmother’s original adobe house on the family ranch. Although the ranch no longer has forest permits to raise cattle, Rose still has a couple of horses. Tom and Rose have raised three sons – two of them live in Arizona and the other resides in Pennsylvania. Tom and Rose are also proud grandparents to a granddaughter and two grandsons. As many of you may know, Tom has worked in a supervisory role in the housing construction field for most of his working career. Tom’s mother and his brother also live on the family ranch.
During a routine physical, it was discovered that Tom had hepatitis C which in turn had caused cirrhosis of the liver. Tom underwent 11 months of chemotherapy with interferon, after which he was told that his only chance at a healthy life would be to have a liver transplant.
Even with insurance, Tom will have many uninsured transplant-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, doctor visits, travel to and from the transplant center and the costly immunosuppressant medications that he will need to take for the rest of his life.
To help with this financial burden, a fundraising campaign in Tom’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Southwest Liver Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800.642.8399.
Thank you for your support.
The Family of Tom Cumming
December 21, 2015
Tom, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The donation is also memory of your mom.
Earl and family / Bruce and family
October 14, 2015
Tom I wish you well in receiving your needed transplant and in your fundraising. Unfortunately, I intimately share your plight. All the commonly talked about changes associated with Hep. C I have experienced or experiencing. The good news, God made us and know ever inch of or bodies. In all things I trust his will be done. If you wish to talk to some in the fight feel free to contact me. Dwight J. Crawford 8285457359 -text available on this. Also on social media
Dwight J. Crawford
October 8, 2013
I second Edith Lowell, my friend in saying Hang in there!
Pamela Foster/Rio Rico
October 8, 2013
Love you brother looking forward to our many long rides together for many years to come. The only true and consistant friends to me for many-many years.
Blane Barksdale (everywhere usa)