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Sabrina Yoder

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Transplant Type - Lung

In 2004, Sabrina went to the hospital because she thought she was having a heart attack. However, multiple tests revealed she was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Over the years, her illness has worsened, and doctors now say a double-lung transplant is essential to her survival. Sadly, Sabrina understands the effects of lung disease all too well, as multiple members of her family have battled their own lung-related issues, including COPD, emphysema, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and lung cancer.

In order to receive the best possible care, she packed up and moved to South Carolina so she could be near her daughter, son-in-law and grandson while awaiting her transplant. Her family means everything to her, and she dreams of one day playing soccer with her grandson and pushing him in a swing—something she’s never been able to do. Sabrina used to love bowling, gardening, being outside and spending time with her friends, but her activities are very limited these days.

Even though she is facing a very difficult health crisis, Sabrina refuses to give up. She cared for her mother as she suffered for years from COPD, and she’s seen firsthand the devastating effects it can have on a person. While she doesn’t think the fight will be easy, she’s determined to live many more years watching her young grandson grow up. But she needs your help.

The average double-lung transplant costs nearly $800,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even though her health insurance will cover the cost of the transplant itself, she still faces significant medical expenses related to the transplant. She will need a lifetime of follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. These medications are very pricey and are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.

When she receives her transplant, she must temporarily relocate 250 miles from her home for four to six months during recovery, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food and lodging.

If you are unable to contribute financially, your prayer support would mean so much to Sabrina and her family.

You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Sabrina. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT South Carolina Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Sabrina Yoder" on the memo line.

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