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Transplant Type - Double-Lung
We're thrilled to report that Colleen received her transplant on February 13, 2016!
In 2012, Colleen was diagnosed with Idiopathic Bronchiolitis Obliterans, a rare condition that has severely damaged her lungs. Doctors said a double-lung transplant was essential to her survival.
The average double-lung transplant costs approximately $800,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover the cost of the transplant, Colleen still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
This has been a difficult time for Colleen and her family, especially because she’s no longer able to participate in family activities with her husband, John, and their two children. Before Colleen became ill, she loved traveling, going to the beach, swimming and trying new restaurants, but her activities have been extremely limited these days. She looks forward to the day when she can walk without feeling exhausted and short of breath, and she dreams of once again being involved in her children’s school and social functions. But right now, she needs your help.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Colleen. 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 Colleen Roberts" on the memo line.
Also, please remember that NFT is a non-profit organization, and therefore eligible for most Employee Matching Gifts Programs.
Thank you for your generosity!
Patient Health Institute: Mayo Clinic in Florida
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