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Transplant Type: Double-Lung
Stan Silengo has received the gift of extended life. In 2017, he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. This came as a shock, as there is no family history of these lung diseases and the cause was never determined. Doctors told him a double-lung transplant was critical to his survival. Thankfully, Stan received a transplant on March 31, 2018!
Stan’s faith has strengthened and carried him through this difficult time. He is thankful for the love and support of his wife of nearly 42 years, Nancy, and their family and friends. Stan and Nancy have five children and seven grandchildren, with another due in July. He looks forward to recovering from his transplant and enjoying his new retirement. Stan is relieved that he will be able to live his life without carrying an oxygen tank any longer and is excited to lead an active life again. He is looking forward to road trips with his wife and celebrating milestones with his children and grandchildren.
The average double-lung transplant costs more than $1 million. And that’s only the beginning. Even with health insurance, which covered the major portion of the transplant costs, he faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Stan and Nancy will have to stay near the transplant center for up to three months while he recovers, incurring substantial expenses for lodging. Even when they can return home, there will be on-going travel costs involved in all the follow-up care.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Stan. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Colorado Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 850, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Stan Silengo” on the memo line.
Thank you for your prayers and generosity! For those of you who have already sent a gift or donated in some way, thank you so very much!
Patient Health Institute: University of Colorado Health
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