I am currently taking numerous medications costing $1500 per month. Insurance only pays $1000 of that. Since I cannot work due to my condition, my parents are left to pay the rest. After I eventually recieve a kidney transplant, I will have a new prescription for an anti-rejection medication which will cost an additional $3000 per week. My part of this additional medication will be $600 per week. This will bring my total medication cost to $2900 per month after insurance!
When I am foretunate enough to finally recieve a kidney transplant, my family will have to incure additional costs for the surgery and hospital stay. In 2011, the average cost for a transplant and the first year of after care was $262K. The craziest part of the surgery is insurance does not cover the anesthesiologist! My portion of that costs is $52,400, again not including anesthetics.
My dream is to one day be able to live a life not revolving around hospital trips and dialysis. I would like to attend culinary school, and possibly open a coffee shop some day.
My mother talked with the transplant coordinator at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, in the first week of March, 2014, and found out that I am currently between number 50 and 60 on the transplant list. My Mom said the day I get my traplant will be the happiest day of her life.
My family and I would greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide.
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