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Transplant Type: Kidney
Randy Hughes is awaiting a new lease on life. In February 2017, he was diagnosed with idiopathic membranous nephropathy, a kidney disease with an unknown cause. The treatment was immune suppression, which unfortunately led to pneumocystis pneumonia. The treatment Randy underwent for his pneumonia was too much for his already struggling kidneys, and they began to shut down. At that time he began dialysis, which leaves him tired and takes a toll on his quality of life. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical.
During this difficult time, Randy is thankful for the love and support of his wife, Darlene, their son, and their family and friends. Randy’s declining health causes worry for his family, and Darlene is now the only wage earner.
Randy looks forward to receiving a transplant that will free him from dialysis and allow him to be active again. Due to his fatigue, even simple day-to-day tasks like cooking, household chores, grocery shopping, and walking the dog are challenging. Prior to his illness, Randy led a very active life, and when he wasn’t working he was on the go. Now, Randy would like to have the strength and stamina to do the things he used to enjoy, like walking on the beach and feeding seagulls, taking half-day trips to interesting local areas, and photographing nature and wildlife. He wants nothing more than to be healthy so he can have more energy, be the active man he once was, and have more time with his family. But right now, he needs your help.
The average kidney transplant costs more than $414,000, and that’s only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, Randy still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Randy lives 50 miles from his transplant center and has to travel back and forth for appointments, which can get expensive. His health and dialysis schedule prevents him from working, further adding to his financial burdens.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Randy. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Florida Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 850, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Randy Hughes” on the memo line.
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