I'm sorry to say, but it has been a while since I've updated my page. Much has happened. No, I haven't received my transplant. Since the time I was listed the demand for liver transplant has multiplied greatly. Unfortunately, I need an entire liver not just one lobe. My health continues to change due to the liver issues and in order to keep me eligible I've had open heart by-pass surgery. I continue to have frequent procedures to check for possible cancer. My wife reminds me that I'm not the same due to the disease. My memory fails me often and just normal everyday work details are difficult. I can't tell you how many times I've been to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, their hospital and the local hospital. But, I can say the number is well over a dozen. I want to thank those who have been kind in their giving in the past. I hope others will find my campaign a worthy one and consider a donation. I'm very blessed to have a family that continues to support me and endure the constant challenges that go with PSC. Please keep in mind that every donation is tax deductible with Help Hope Live. They are a wonderful organization that serves so many and for that I'm very grateful. Thank you for taking the time to read this updated. I Hope you find it in your heart to make a donation and if that isn't possible, a prayer for my wonderful wife and myself would be forever appreciated.
Jun 02, 2015
Five years ago I was diagnosed with "Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis" (PSC). I have had numberous treatments combined with doctors' visits both in Brooksville and Jacksonville Florida. All have proven unsuccessful and costly. As the disease progresses other complications have risen that have resulted in stenting of the heart, stenting of the bile ducts, memory loss, and not of least has been my bypass surgery. Thank you to all who have already donated, but I still need your help. This is not only a medical challenge, but also a financial one as well. Sincerely, Steve