raised by 1 people
9 years left
Transplant Type: Kidney
What if you were living on borrowed time?
Jason Wert is awaiting a new lease on life. Eight months ago, he was diagnosed with end stage kidney disease after enduring a long hospital stay due to COVID-19. Jason’s kidney issues began twelve years ago. After enduring treatments which made him sicker, he eventually almost made a full recovery. Unfortunately, like many individuals with compromised immune systems, the pandemic proved to be particularly difficult for Jason. Now doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary. While awaiting his transplant, he endures regular dialysis treatments, which leave him exhausted and take a toll on his quality of life.
During such a challenging time, Jason is thankful to be surrounded by a strong support system. His friends and family have been by his side every step of the way providing much needed love and encouragement. While it has been very hard for Jason and his loved ones, these circumstances have also brought them closer together, strengthened their trust in each other, and given them perspective on what matters most in life. Jason looks forward to the kidney transplant that will allow him to live his life fully again. More than anything, he would like to work, exercise and travel, but right now, he needs your help.
Unfortunately, Jason’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average kidney transplant costs approximately $442,000. And that is only the beginning. Even with health insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, he faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Jason must visit his transplant center for evaluations and doctors’ appointment when he receives his transplant, adding to the financial strain.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the National Foundation for Transplants in honor of Jason.
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 Jason Wert” in the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Transplant Center: Integris Baptist Medical Center (Transplant Center)
If you have any questions about The National Foundation for Transplants, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863.
This fundraiser supports
National Foundation for Transplants, Inc.
Organized By Jason Wert