In 2008, Paula donated blood and received the shocking news that she was suffering from hepatitis C, which she contracted from a blood transfusion in 1987.
She underwent treatment for two years, and doctors say a liver transplant is critical to her survival. She has no health insurance and can’t even be evaluated for a transplant until she has health coverage and raises funds for her out-of-pocket expenses.
In 2011, Josh Bishop had a rare allergic reaction to the antibiotic Cipro that caused irreversible damage to his liver. Doctors say a liver transplant is critical to his survival, and he hopes to be added to the transplant waiting list soon.
A loving husband to Stephanie, he hates that his health problems prevent them from being a normal couple. He’s so grateful for her unwavering support throughout these challenges, and he dreams of the day they can start a family together.
When Kyle Garrett found out that his little brother, Kurt, needed a lifesaving liver transplant, he wanted to help. As you can imagine, it's incredibly difficult to watch a sibling go through a frightening health crisis. To raise awareness and funds for Kurt's need, Kyle created a very moving and creative video to tell his brother's story. Please take a moment to watch the video below.