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We're thrilled to report that Jenny received her transplant on April 4,2013!
In 1989, she was diagnosed with Wegener's granulomatosis after she began coughing up blood. This disease is a rare condition that caused her health to worsen over the years until she was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 2010. Doctors said a kidney transplant was critical to her survival.
While awaiting her transplant, Jenny underwent dialysis treatments at home, which took a toll on her quality of life. She is thankful for the love and support of her family and friends, especially her mother, who went through six weeks of training to be able to help her administer dialysis. She looks forward to freedom from dialysis after fully recovering her transplant.
Despite these challenges, Jenny appreciates every day she is given, and she has kept her sense of humor throughout everything. She loves being outdoors, swimming, boating and singing whenever time allows and she has the energy. Thankfully, she is still able to work for an agency assisting adults with intellectual disabilities, and she hopes to continue working full time as long as she is able.
The average kidney transplant costs $250,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even though her health insurance will cover the transplant itself, she faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very pricey, and they’re as critical to her survival as the transplant itself
Because her transplant center is 120 miles away from her home, she incurs substantial travel expenses when going back and forth for evaluations and check-ups, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Jenny. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Virginia Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Jenny Mays DeLorenzo" on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
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