Your Donation Can Make a Difference!
Update: Paul received a kidney transplant on October 21, 2017!
In 1989, Paul received a
lifesaving kidney transplant, but his road to recovery has not been easy. After
his transplant, he developed diabetes, bladder and colon cancer and other
health issues. Recently, Paul began experiencing swelling in his legs and high
blood pressure. Sadly, his body rejected his transplanted kidney, and he was
diagnosed with renal failure in 2010. Now, he requires dialysis treatments
three times a week, and doctors say a second kidney transplant is critical to
Paul's wife, Grace, and their two adult children want nothing more than to see him healthy. He enjoys swimming, hiking, Tai Chi and traveling to visit his children, but his condition causes extreme fatigue and discomfort, preventing him from enjoying his favorite activities.
Despite all his trials, Paul keeps a positive attitude and is hopeful for the future. He longs to be active and be more involved with his community. Most of all, Paul is eager to resume teaching, but he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Paul's hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
A kidney transplant costs nearly $275,000. And that's only the beginning. Even with health coverage, Paul faces considerable medical expenses related to his transplant. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. The medications can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per month--and they are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Paul's medical expenses vastly outweigh his income, and his condition no longer allows him to work, adding to his financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Paul. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Texas Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 850, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Paul Chen" on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Patient Health Institute: Baylor University Medical Center
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