Monday, March 29, 2010
Hand transplants are currently under investigation and are often categorized as cosmetic surgery by insurance companies, so many patients do not have coverage for the expenses. Dr. Cendales sees the critical need for patients to regain mobility and motor skills, and she is dedicated to helping these patients.
NFT is committed to helping ALL transplant candidates and recipients raise funds to help with their expenses. As advances in the medical field continue to develop, we expect to see more patients in need of our services.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The family of four—Mike, his wife, Sheri, and their children Levi (12) and Chloe (9)—are taking a year-long journey across the country to raise awareness about organ donation. They’ve been planning the trip for quite some time, and even began homeschooling their children a few years ago in preparation for being away from a traditional school for so long.
Sheri tells momlogic.com, “We discovered that not only are we extremely blessed, but we're not guaranteed a tomorrow, and we need to pursue our dreams today. I have always wanted to experience this great country with my family, and we knew that our trip could help people who are waiting for transplants.”
To read the full interview with Sheri Greiner, visit momlogic.com.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Born with biliary atresia, a rare and life-threatening liver disease, Eric received a liver transplant in 1990. He was only 5 months old. Today, Eric is an honor student and Eagle Scout, in his freshman year of college.
Eric was one of the first patients to take the drug now known as Prograf, commonly prescribed as an immunosuppressant for transplant recipients. When he learned about the trial study at Children’s Hospital, he jumped at the chance to wean himself off his anti-rejection medications. The weaning process took two years, but Eric has been Prograf-free for five years – and he’s doing great!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Planning a girls night out? What about a birthday dinner or book club meeting? You can support NFT by eating at one of these restaurants, and please spread the word to your friends and family!
Participating restaurants include:
- Corky's** (East Memphis Poplar Ave. location)
- Grill 83**
- Interim (lunch only)
- McAlister's* (Collierville and Southaven locations, 5-9 p.m.)
- Pa Pa Pia's** (Southaven and downtown locations)
- Restaurant Iris*
**lunch and dinner
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
We are so proud of Nate!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Are you having trouble deciding how to kick-off your fundraising campaign? Do you need to raise more funds, but don't know how to get the momentum back? Our $10,000 Challenge might be exactly what you need!
In each month’s issue of Creative Campaigns, we will outline event suggestions for the upcoming months. By following our suggested event guide, you could reach a goal of $10,000 by the end of 2010! Just follow our simple steps to keep the momentum and excitement going throughout the year.
Our full event guide will soon be available on the Campaign Log-In section of the NFT Web site. E-mail your personal fundraising consultant by April 1 to participate in the $10,000 challenge. Please list the names and e-mails of your volunteers.
Not sure who to contact? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll point you in the right direction!
When you achieve your $10,000 goal:
- NFT will provide special appreciation certificates for volunteers and business sponsors.
- NFT's president or vice president will make a thank you call to you and your key volunteers.
- NFT's development director will personally call your top three business sponsors to thank them for their support.
- NFT will list the your name and key volunteers in the Spring 2011 newsletter, Creative Campaigns, NFT Facebook page and on our blog.
- NFT will send special recognition to the campaign chairman and volunteers.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Thankfully, his wife, Lois, will donate one of her kidneys to save her husband's life. Ed and Lois met in Germany in 1985 when they were both serving in the U.S. Army. Together they are raising their four children and spending as much quality time with them as they can.
Despite his struggles, Ed relies on his strong faith and the unwavering support of his family to keep a positive attitude. He looks forward to the lifesaving transplant that will allow him to resume the activities he once loved, such as riding bikes, taking walks and helping other parents maintain the course at the ski club where his children train in ski jumping.
A kidney transplant costs approximately $250,000. And that's only the beginning. Ed faces significant medical expenses related to his transplant. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. The cost of post-transplant medications can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per month--and they are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
To make a donation to NFT in honor of Ed, visit his Web bio on the NFT Web site.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
- Holly Bergo (lung) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester
- Dan Chesmore (kidney) at University of Wisconsin Hospital
- David Lewis (heart) at University of Utah Transplant Center
- Mike Montgomery (liver) at Tulane Medical Center
- Ricardo Santiago (heart) at Tufts Medical Center
- Jim Spitzer (liver) at Florida Hospital
- Donald Wallace (liver) at Duke University Medical Center
- Shirley Washington (lung) at Cleveland Clinic
- Tom Wirt (kidney) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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