I greatly appreciate having the gift of life given to me through my first transplant. But still, life has not always been easy. I have been fighting the symptoms of my disease and taking medicine for my entire life, and now have many symptoms of liver disease ranging from severe pain, muscle weakness, liver problems, memory loss, and extreme fatigue. Also, because I am “immuno-compromised” by my anti-rejection medicine, I am at serious risk for serious infection or other diseases and I do have to be hospitalized for infection fairly often. I have become very sick over the last year, because I have no working immune system. I have become dangerously ill more so than I have ever been.
My goal is to raise $10,000, and this fund is intended to help me and my parents cover the costs of my healing after I receive my liver re-transplant and the associated costs due to my liver disease. For example, not being able to work regularly now (and not at all after the transplant) means that I have little income to afford just the basics of living, keeping me functioning, medical treatment co-pays, paracentesis treatments (for abdomen fluid draining), doctor visits, blood tests and living expenses while I complete my transplant and recovery. I am right now in an emergency situation where my liver is not functioning, and I need and hope to receive a liver transplant as soon as possible. My doctors assure me that they believe I will receive a liver, and maybe even a pancreas, which was also damaged by my disease and constant medicines over the last 26 years. After which, I can begin to heal, but I will not be able to resume work for at least 6 months, and maybe as long as a year. So I am asking for help, and grateful for anyone taking the time to read my story.
Thank you thank you so much for your moral support, any financial support you can give, as well as sharing my story and fund raiser with other caring people!
With Love and Respect,
Donate Here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-ben-with-transplant-expenses?d=135366420