Your Donation Can Make a Difference!
Transplant Type – Liver, Pancreas, Stomach & Intestine
Two years ago, on October 17, 2017, Trenton Krueger received a second chance at life! After a gun accident, in which the bullet went into the upper left side of his body and came out the lower right side, doctors said a liver, pancreas, stomach, and intestine transplant was essential to his survival. The road to transplant was difficult, and unfortunately his recovery has been difficult as well.
Now, in 2019, Trenton is thankful for his transplant, but he still faces many challenges. He is sick frequently and requires regular visits to the ER as well as two to three hospitalizations each year. Additionally, Trenton has a feeding tube that is infected and will require surgery soon. Further complicating his situation is an ongoing issue with his back. It was somehow fractured soon after his transplant took place and he experiences frequent re-fractures due to a bone density problem. This causes him a lot of pain and mobility issues.
Trenton is grateful for the love and support of his loved ones. His mother makes frequent trips to help take care of him and be with him when he’s hospitalized. Since his transplant, he has adjusted to a new normal—although he isn’t able to be as active as he once was, he is thankful to be alive. But he needs your help.
Even though Trenton is post-transplant, the expenses continue to pile up. He will soon be responsible for out-of-pocket insurance premiums that are very expensive. The hospital is 125 miles from his home, and he travels there frequently for hospitalizations, ER visits, and follow-ups. Each time, he incurs substantial travel expenses.
For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Even with health insurance, which covers a portion of his medication costs, post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Trenton. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Wisconsin Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 850, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Trenton Krueger" on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Patient Health Institute: University of Wisconsin Hospitals & Clinics
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