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After an injury in 2007, Andrew's spleen had to be removed, and he learned he was suffering from a life-threatening liver disease after undergoing the operation. He is now in end-stage liver failure, and doctors say a liver transplant is critical to his survival.
As a loving husband to Elizabeth and father to two young adult men, family means everything to Andrew. His entire family plays music, and it breaks his heart that his illness leaves him too exhausted to play with his loved ones. When he feels well enough, he still enjoys writing poetry and short stories, and he looks forward to being healthy enough to once again walk his dog, Oscar. He is thankful for the opportunity to receive a transplant, and he doesn’t take the opportunity for granted. He’s hopeful that he’ll one day be able to visit his sons in college again and travel with Elizabeth to see family they’ve been unable to see in recent years. But right now, he needs your help.
The average liver transplant costs approximately $575,000. Even with health insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, he still faces significant medical expenses related to the surgery. He will need a lifetime of follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. These medications are very costly, and they’re as important to his survival as the transplant itself.
When he receives his transplant, Andrew must temporarily relocate 80 miles from his home to be near the hospital during recovery, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food and lodging. Because of his declining health, he had to stop working, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Andrew. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Oklahoma Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Andrew Allen" on the memo line.
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