Hi. My name is Chris White. I have Non-Alcoholic Degenerative Liver. Essentially, my liver is dying. And, I didn’t do any of the things or catch any of the things that would cause this. Some people just wind up with it. Unfortunately, I'm one of them.
I am working on getting on the waiting list for a liver transplant. However, once that goes through I will need to stay near the hospital for at least
30 days after the operation. Totaling up the various costs is going to be about $7000 (which is a scary amount of money for me). (Sutter Health -
Sutter Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco). Anything given that is beyond what I have asked for is always helpful. There are a ton of medical
concerns and costs that I have have not thought of at this time.
In the meantime, I’ve been singing and volunteering with the Twin Cities Church choir and Music in the Mountains choir (2nd Tenor). I’ve also been try to give time to the animal shelter and to our local radio station in Nevada City (KVMR) and our Community Events Center (in Grass Valley). For a long time I’ve also helped run a 12 step support group but I couldn’t do it all so I had to let something go. I’ve never been a big drinker and it has
really never really appealed to me. And, what alcohol I might have had in the past is nowhere near enough to cause this. I also don’t take
recreational drugs or smoke. In other words, this is NOT something that I caused.
I do want to continue volunteering with my life. Having this transplant would help me towards that. I also have a personal faith in Christ (and I feel that each person needs to decide what they believe on their own without coercion). This belief does help me most of the times but, and I have to
be honest, there are some really bad days sometimes.
Please help! And thank you.
My 1994 Honda accord: only the driver side window works, the internal fan stopped working, the breaks need to be done, the front window has cracks, and the air conditioning doesn't work. On top of that I am on permanent disability. I can't work right now and I can't pay for any of it. I was just told that I have a tumor on my liver that has to be treated which means more driving to San Francisco that has to be treated before a transplant. I'm scared. And, I need severe monetary help ( or a new car). I'm very scared, upset, in pain, and exhausted....
I need more than prayer. I don't know what to do.
I do want to live. Very much so. And my faith does help. Today was a really, really bad day.
So, throwing up has abated a bit but it comes and goes. I also cannot exert my body too much or I might throw up. Crazy. Still on track with CMSP Sutter for the transplant but I am trying to look into UCSF. However a big hurdle is my liver cancer. Sutter requires that I get a few people down to SF for a training in my care after the operation. I have to stay in an apartment for 30 days after the operation. I'm looking for people who can commit to any of this.
I'm very thankful for all of the help I've received while going through this process. Please continue to share this GoFundMe page. Thank you!
Spent a good part of the night in the ER. We determined it is one of the medications that I am taking that makes me dizzy/sick. Now I'm waiting on calls to find out what to do. -Chris
Well, got stomach sick again. I have no idea what brings it on. Hopefully my doctors will figure it out. I hate feeling sick all of the time (on top of the normal sick...that is).
Still dealing with stomach issues, but not as bad right now. That, and medical bills are HUGE!! Hoping to have some left for help in SF. Working on it still. Please continue to help. I would love to work a bit and provide for myself, but my body won't let me. Thank you for everything that everyone has done.