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Transplant Type: Heart
Update: Kevin received a transplant on August 23, 2019!
Kevin Thomas is fighting for his life. In 2008, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, an enlarged heart, and a leaky valve. Unfortunately, heart disease runs in his family. His condition leaves him very tired and takes a toll on his quality of life. Doctors say a heart transplant is critical to his survival.
During this difficult time, Kevin is grateful for the love and support of his wife, Monica, and their family and friends. He has two daughters, ages 13 and 2, and his health prevents him from being the active husband and father he longs to be. Kevin looks forward to receiving a transplant that will give him more years with his family and allow him to feel like himself again. He enjoys vacationing with his family, grilling, and going on walks with his wife, but his declining health prevents him from doing those things now. Kevin wants nothing more than to be healthy again so he can return to the activities he once enjoyed and watch his children grow up. But right now he needs your help.
The average heart transplant costs more than $1 million, and that’s only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, he 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.
Kevin lives more than 200 miles from his transplant center, and traveling back and forth for appointments can be expensive. When he receives his transplant he will have to temporarily relocate to be nearby while he recovers, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food, and lodging. Kevin is self-employed and his declining health has caused him to miss a lot of work, further adding to his financial burdens.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Kevin. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Mississippi Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 850, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Kevin Thomas” on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Patient Health Institute: Saint Thomas Hospital
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