April 2012

Sanibel, Fla., April 16, 2012– Kenny Cox is waiting for the phone call that will change his life. He needs a kidney transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are planning a fundraiser to help offset his expenses.

In the mid-90s, Cox was diagnosed with renal reflux, which has caused irreversible damage to his kidneys. His left kidney currently only functions at 20 percent, and his right kidney has completely failed. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to his survival.

New Castle, Del., April 16, 2012 – Bill Bulford is grateful for every breath he takes. He recently received a double-lung transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Jake’s Wayback Burgers is holding a fundraiser to help.

Saugus, Mass., April 9, 2012 – Donna Boudreau wants nothing more than to take a deep breath. She needs a double-lung transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are holding a comedy show fundraiser to help offset her expenses.

Hillsborough, N.C., April 9, 2012—Glen Newhart literally knows how it feels to have a broken heart. He needs a heart transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. A cycling event will help raise funds for his expenses.

Cheney, Wash., April 5, 2012 – Lorna Jarms is waiting for the phone call that will change her life. She needs a heart transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are planning a spaghetti dinner and auction to help.

Durham, N.C., March 5, 2012 – Deborah Stewart is waiting for the phone call that will change her life. She needs a kidney transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are planning a fundraiser to help.

In 2004, Stewart received a liver transplant after battling sarcoidosis, a disease that caused inflammation of her liver. Her essential post-transplant medications caused irreversible damage to her kidneys, and doctors now say a kidney transplant is critical to her survival.

Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2, 2012 – Maria Henize is waiting for the phone call that will change her life. She needs a kidney transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are planning an auction fundraiser to help.

Cape Coral, Fla., Apr. 2, 2012 – Rod Partington is fighting for his life. He needs a bone marrow transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. A local restaurant is chipping in to help raise funds.

In 2011, he suffered from pneumonia and pericarditis, a condition that caused inflammation in the sac around his heart. A few months later, he suffered from a nosebleed that just wouldn’t stop, and he knew something more serious was happening. After multiples tests and blood work, Partington, 54, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.