So I spent the majority of my life working in the hospitality industry. I wound up with a dependence on alcohol. In that social circle neither myself or anyone else questioned my drinking. Long story short, this took a toll on my health. Specifically my liver. A couple years ago I was diagnosed with cirrhosis. Even with the diagnosis it proved difficult to quit drinking. I had managed to quit hard alcohol a few years ago, but continued drinking beer, which I was finally able to quit months ago. Unfortunately in the time it took, my cirrhosis has progressed to a critical level. My wife and I had already started having tearful discussions about what she should do when I pass away. We had just about given up hope that I would even be submitted as a candidate in a transplant program. I am desperately in need of a transplant. I have a primary care doctor as well as a Gastrointestinal doctor. I have followed their instructions and was informed recently by my GI doctor that he will be submitting me to a transplant program. I will have to undergo many tests and a review by the hospital's medical board to be out on the list for a transplant. My doctors tell me that they believe I'm an excellent candidate for this. The average cost of a liver transplant is $600,000. Insurance should cover the majority of these costs, hopefully. My wife, Shannon, and I live paycheck to paycheck like many of you. I have been unable to work for quite some time due to my condition, doctor and hospital stays and the medications I take. We are not ones to ask for handouts, but in this case we will have medical expenses as well as money my wife will lose having to take time from work. I love my wife more than anything and would like to have a long life with her and perhaps children in the near future. We are only asking for you to contribute a few dollars, if you can afford it, and to pass this information along. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. I will be posting updates and any papers I can so you can see that this is 100% truthful. My doctors are: Dr. Patel-Elio Primary Care, All Care Medical Palm Harbor, Fl Dr. Anoop Goyal. Gastrointestinal Medicine, The Digestive Disease and Cancer Institute Palm Harbor, Fl. The hospital where my treatment will be performed is Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Fl
I expect once I am submitted to Largo Medical Center, which should be within the next few weeks, everything will proceed very quickly as my time is limited if I do not get this procedure. Thank you and God Bless. Please pass this along even if you are not in a position to contribute.