Dads Medical Bills due to PTLD

$18,740 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 108 people in 58 months
As many of you know, my Dad (David Northcott) had a Heart Transplant in June of 2014. The first year went well with a steady improvement over the first 14 months. Then they changed an anti-rejection medication that his body didn’t tolerate well at all. They insisted that he needed this medication and would raise a lower the dose but the negative effects still existed. This went on for 8 solid months with Dad feeling up and down not really able to do a whole lot. We finally got him off that medication but he was still feeling poorly.
In July he went back to the hospital for a 2 year follow-up. Turns out he had a lot of swollen lymph nodes and was promptly put back into the hospital for a week while they figured out the problem. He was then diagnosed with PTLD (Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease). It is a form of Lymphoma cancer that is brought on mainly by the severely compromised immune system due to the Anti-Rejection Medications. It’s a not terribly common problem that we were warned about prior to transplant but we had little choice.
The hospital stay and the cancer treatments bills have started rolling in and the figures are staggering. I’m getting married and we’re trying to keep my sister in college. With only my mom working and my dad collecting disability it barely covers the household bills.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You so much!!
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Just a quick update for everyone
Dad has made it through 2 rounds of cancer since my last update, he recently had to have surgery to remove his saliva glad that had cancer grow around it. He has been healing well from the surgery. Currently as I type this hes having his 4 year post transplant check up and a PET scan to make sure they got everything from the last surgery
Thank you again for all your support !
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As many of you know, my Dad (David Northcott) had a Heart Transplant in June of 2014. The first year went well with a steady improvement over the first 14 months. Then they changed an anti-rejection medication that his body didn’t tolerate well at all. They insisted that he needed this medication and would raise a lower the dose but the negative effects still existed. This went on for 8 solid months with Dad feeling up and down not really able to do a whole lot. We finally got him off that medication but he was still feeling poorly.
In July he went back to the hospital for a 2 year follow-up. Turns out he had a lot of swollen lymph nodes and was promptly put back into the hospital for a week while they figured out the problem. He was then diagnosed with PTLD (Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease). It is a form of Lymphoma cancer that is brought on mainly by the severely compromised immune system due to the Anti-Rejection Medications. It’s a not terribly common problem that we were warned about prior to transplant but we had little choice.
The hospital stay and the cancer treatments bills have started rolling in and the figures are staggering. I’m getting married and we’re trying to keep my sister in college. With only my mom working and my dad collecting disability it barely covers the household bills.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You so much!!

Kait
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hi guys
thank you all so much for donating! dad has finally got his heart and now we only have a little bit before the dr bills set in !! we still have a little bit more to go before we reach our goal, we are so close !!!!anything you can donate would be so appreciated ! so far he is doing well and has a couple months of recovery before he gets to come home
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Raised by 108 people in 58 months
Created January 24, 2014
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