As a child, Denise was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, a genetic disorder causing too much copper to accumulate in her liver. In 2012, after experiencing difficulties recovering from a routine surgery, doctors learned she had developed cirrhosis and was in liver failure. A liver transplant is essential to her survival.
If you are waiting for or have recently undergone an organ transplant surgery, it is likely that you have been out of work for some time. The resulting loss of income and lack of medical insurance can be financially devastating. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits to many individuals who cannot work due to injury or illness.
If you or a loved one requires organ transplant surgery, Social Security Disability benefits can be used to offset...
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.