Anti rejection medication

As most of you know, Dudley has been fighting liver disease for the last 6 years.  We’ve appreciated your prayers and moral support, but we’ve also shielded you from the ongoing details and the severity of the issues.  Dudley has now undergone 6 procedures to remove liver cancer in just the last two years, but it just keeps coming back.  He fully understands the gravity of the situation and has been working hard to get healthy, stay sober and is attending counseling to help with the stress of the situation.  We’ve reached the point of life and death, but we aren’t without hope.

We’re excited to share that Dudley has been rewarded with a conditional acceptance to liver transplant program at Florida Hospital.  This means if we can meet a few requirements, he’ll be on the list!  I can’t tell you what a relief it is to at least have a path to a long, healthy life…

Obviously this is a major surgery and the reality is we need significant funds to cover the procedure and required medications for the first year with the new liver. The average cost of a liver transplant is over $300,000. We have health insurance, but the patient responsibility for the first year is a whopping $16,000.  It will take some time to work to the top of the list, so we’re already in super-saver mode, knowing these bills are coming.  Our immediate challenge is to maintain $5,000 in a secure savings account to lock in our space on the transplant list.  That’s a big problem, as it will take us months to save that much and Dudley just doesn’t have the time to spare. 

We simply can’t have a life and death decision made by money and are reaching out to you for help.  We’ve set up a Go Fund Me and humbly ask for you to donate to the cause.  The goal is to get to that initial $5000 so we can get on the list ASAP.  I think we’ll have the time to save the other $8600 on our own, but desperately need your help now.  And of course, if for any reason we don’t get on the list, all monies will be returned. You'll never know how much we appreciate any help you can provide.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 69 mos
  • Eloise Branche 
    • $100 
    • 69 mos
  • Florence Zook 
    • $500 
    • 69 mos
  • Don / Joanna Zook 
    • $500 
    • 69 mos
  • Joe Scott 
    • $25 
    • 69 mos
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Organizer

April Martinez Zook 
Organizer
Sanford, FL
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