Patient in Georgia Needs Liver Transplant

October 23, 2008

In the spring of 2005, Wayne Carter was diagnosed with alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, a frightening diagnosis that affects two of Wayne's sisters and has already claimed the life of another sister. It wasn't long before his doctor found it necessary to place Wayne on the transplant waiting list at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta in need of a liver transplant. Wayne is determined to stay positive and battle this disease with all of his heart.

After partnering with NFT, Wayne's fundraising volunteers have raised more than $30,000 through appeal letters and special events. With the support of friends, the NFT staff and his wife, Susan, Wayne will continue to face this struggle smiling until he receives a second chance at life.

When asked how he is doing, Wayne shares his optimistic philosophy, "You can laugh or you can cry, but crying just gives you a headache!"