Midwest/West Lung Transplant Fund
Dear Friends and Family,
Breathing is something most people take for granted, however, for a person living with cystic fibrosis every breath is a chore. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes thicker than normal mucus to clog airways and cause infection. After repeated infections and scar tissue buildup, the lungs decline in function and will eventually fail. I have lived with this disease all of my life. Despite 26 years of fighting to stay healthy with daily breathing treatments and repeated rounds of IV antibiotics, my lungs are failing. For me, once simple tasks now require a great deal of energy and effort. Supplemental oxygen is now a 24/7 requirement. Although not without risk, a double lung transplant seems to be my final and only option.
Unfortunately, this life-saving transplant surgery is very expensive, which makes fundraising an absolute necessity. I will be faced with high, uninsured medical expenses as well as the cost of temporarily relocating (lodging, transportation and food) to be close to the transplant center.
To help ease this financial burden, I will be working with HelpHOPELive, a reputable nonprofit organization that specializes in providing guidance and aid to those in need of costly organ transplantation. HelpHOPELive will administer this fund solely for transplant-related expenses.
Your tax- deductible donation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration.
Please make checks payable to:
HelpHOPELive Midwest/West Lung Transplant Fund
Note in memo section:
In honor of Curtis Almeter
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Two Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087
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Once again, your financial gifts will be greatly appreciated during this difficult time.