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|Jennifer, a devoted wife and mother was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a rare and incurable kidney disease. As a result, she was facing end-stage renal failure, doctors said a kidney transplant was critical to her survival. Because of antibodies in her blood, Jennifer required plasmapheresis to clean her blood before she received her transplant. She received a kidney transplant in July 2010, but the kidney ruptured and had to be removed less than a month later. She has been added to transplant waiting list at Tampa General Hospital once again. |
While awaiting her transplant, she must endure regular peritoneal dialysis treatments, which take a toll on her quality of life. Despite her struggles, Jennifer, has high hopes for the future. She views each day as a blessing and plans to continue to fight her illness. Jennifer looks forward to running and playing with her two young sons. But she needs your help.
Each kidney transplant costs approximately $250,000. And that's only the beginning. Even with health insurance, Jennifer faces significant medical expenses. Because of the mounting costs, her medical coverage will soon reach its lifetime maximum. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. The cost of post-transplant medications can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per month--and they are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
It is estimated that in the short term, Jennifer needs at least $25,000 just to cover her medical expenses. She will be unable to work during the transplantation process, and her loss of wages will further add to her growing medical expenses.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Jennifer. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Jennifer Medina" on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Patient Health Institute: Tampa General Hospital