At age 10, Jonathon was diagnosed with Becker muscular dystrophy.
Sadly, a very similar disease took the life of his brother in 2003. This illness has caused heart failure and dilated cardiomyopathy, which led doctors to implant a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The LVAD acts as a mechanical heart to keep his heart beating regularly.
Like most teenage boys, Jonathon loves playing video games...
NFT's second annual Raise Hope Golf Classic is coming up October 7 at Windyke Country Club in Memphis. You can be a part of this special day even if you don't live nearby!
Honor your transplant friend or loved one by sponsoring a tribute sign and balloon launch in their honor/memory. A special sign will display your personal message, and a balloon will carry your loved one’s name during the celebratory launch.
Friday, July 5, a 25-person team of gamers kicked of a Legend of Zelda marathon. Throughout the marathon, thousands of viewers watched the game's live stream, as they donated to NFT.
In the end, the group raised more than $53,000! We were thrilled and honored to be a part of such a wonderful event, and everyone at NFT is appreciative of all the hard work by everyone over at Zeldathon.net.
In 2005, after a routine yearly physical, Jorge De Gracia received the shocking diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a chronic kidney disease. Doctors now say a kidney transplant is essential. While awaiting his transplant, he endures nine-hour dialysis treatments every day, which take a toll on his quality of life.
When Mark Leatherman was just 13, he was diagnosed with Berger’s disease, which had already begun damaging his kidneys. The doctor told his mother Mark’s kidneys would likely fail in about 25 years. That time has come, and doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to his survival.
For Mark, who has spent most of his life dedicated to health and fitness, battling such a debilitating illness has...
For 30 years, the National Foundation for Transplants has been raising hope and changing lives for transplant patients across the country. Since 1983, NFT's fundraising campaigns have generated nearly $65 million to assist patients during their transplant journey, and NFT assists more than 2,500 patients annually.
Today we are proud to announce the launch of a sister organization, Raise Hope for Cancer. This endeavor allows...