A nonprofit fundraiser supportingNational Foundation for Transplants, Inc.
raised by 38 people
9 years left
Transplant Type: Double Lung
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Chelsea Morris is fighting for her life. She was born with a rare lung disease known as pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) but was not diagnosed until she was nine years old. Her condition has continued to worsen, and now, at the age of twenty-five, doctors say a double lung transplant is critical to her survival. While awaiting her transplant, Chelsea relies on an oxygen tank for every breath.
This has been a difficult time for Chelsea, as she is used to being much more independent and active. She is thankful for her family and friends, who have been by her side every step of the way providing much needed love and encouragement. While it has been difficult for Chelsea and her loved ones, these circumstances have brought them closer together, strengthened their trust in God and each other, and helped them to focus on what matters most in life. She looks forward to the transplant that will allow her to live her life fully. More than anything, Chelsea hopes to travel, spend many more years with her family, and have the opportunity to live a healthy, normal, life, but right now, she needs your help.
Unfortunately, Chelsea’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average double lung transplant costs more than $1 million. And that is only the beginning. Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant cost, she still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of her life, she will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to her survival as the transplant itself.
Chelsea must travel to reach her transplant center for evaluations and doctors’ appointments. When she receives her transplant, Chelsea and her caregiver will need to stay near the hospital for at least one month during recovery, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food, and lodging, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Chelsea.
If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the National Foundation for Transplants, 3249 W. Sarazen’s Circle, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38125. Please be sure to write "in honor of Chelsea Morris” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Duke University Hospital (Transplant Center)
If you have any questions about The National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.
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National Foundation for Transplants, Inc.
Organized By Chelsea Morris