Patient of the Month

Maira Junaid

As a baby, Maira was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), a devastating disease that has taken its toll on her lung over the years. In 2014, one of her lungs collapsed, and her family moved to Texas from Pakistan so she could receive the treatment and care she needs. Little Maira has spent most of her life in the hospital, and now doctors say a double-lung transplant is critical to her survival.

Laura Martin

In 2008, Laura Martin was diagnosed with Goodpasture’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that damaged her kidneys.

Thomas Prince

In 2005, Thomas Prince was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, which caused severe inflammation in his lungs. Doctors now say a lung transplant is critical to his survival.

June 6, 2016
Jamii Martin

In 2008, Jamii was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease, and her kidneys were further damaged during prep for medical testing.

Doctors now say a kidney transplant is necessary. While awaiting her transplant, she endures regular dialysis treatments, which can leave her exhausted.

May 2, 2016
Tavares Cherry

In 2009, Tavares Cherry became ill and was eventually diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary.

April 1, 2016
Patrick McGowan

In 2008, a CT scan showed scarring on Patrick's lungs, and he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. His condition was stable for a while, but things eventually took a turn for the worse. Doctors said a lung transplant was critical to his survival, and he was added to the active transplant waiting list in June of 2012. Thankfully, he received his lifesaving transplant on November 14, 2012.

Tayler Loudon

Tayler Loudon is suffering from autoimmune hepatitis, and doctors say a liver transplant is critical.

This has been a difficult time for Tayler, as she rarely feels well these days. When she does have energy, she enjoys crafting, playing instruments and spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to the transplant that will allow her to lead a normal life like other 20-year-olds, but right now she needs your help

Jim Woerner

In the mid 90’s, Jim Woerner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the subsequent radiation and chemotherapy damaged his heart. Despite enduring several heart surgeries, procedures and medications, Jim is now suffering from severe heart failure. Doctors say a heart transplant is essential to his survival. A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) was recently implanted to act as a mechanical heart while he awaits his transplant.

Kristen Jackson

In 2000, Kristen Jackson was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a disease that caused inflammation in her lungs. Doctors say a double-lung transplant is critical, and she was recently added to the transplant waiting list.

Robert Jackson

For as long as he can remember, Robert Jackson has suffered from breathing problems, and he was recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a disease causing inflammation in his lungs. Doctors say a double-lung transplant is critical to his survival.

Dawn Gann

In 1997, Dawn Gann was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, which has significantly damaged her lung capacity. Doctors say a double-lung transplant is essential to her survival.

Shane Jackson

After receiving a diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis, a disease causing inflammation in his bile ducts and liver, Shane Jackson learned it was advanced enough to cause end-stage liver failure.

September 2, 2015
Catrina Brown

While ministering at a youth conference, Catrina began to experience swelling in her feet, which remained even after she went home.

Maria Iorio

Maria was born with tetralogy of fallot, a heart defect that required open heart surgery at just six days old.

After she recovered from surgery, Maria was able to go home with her parents and lead a relatively normal life while they waited for her to be big enough for the second open heart surgery, which took place when she was 6 months old. Sadly, this was a very difficult and long procedure, after which they didn’t know if she would survive.

Ramon Ortiz

Ramon suffers from renal failure, and doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary. While awaiting his transplant, he endures regular dialysis treatments, which take a toll on his quality of life. Ramon’s pride and joy is his wonderful, large family. He has nine children and seven grandchildren, and he loves spending as much time as possible with them all.

June 3, 2015
Ron Walker

In the mid-2000s, Ron was diagnosed with a non-alcoholic, life-threatening liver disease.

Sadly, he understands the effects of liver disease all too well, as two of his uncles lost their health battles to cirrhosis of the liver. Doctors say a liver transplant is critical.

May 4, 2015
Heather Carlock

In 2013, Heather Carlock underwent surgery to have her large intestine removed, and after the surgery, she experienced multiple small bowel obstructions.

April 1, 2015
Arbedale Pryor

In 2009, Arbedale was hospitalized and nearly lost her life, as her kidneys were functioning at just 7%.

She has since been diagnosed with a blood disorder that has damaged her kidneys, and doctors now say a kidney transplant is essential. While awaiting her transplant, she endures regular dialysis treatments, which take a toll on her survival.

March 3, 2015
Chris Johnson

When he was just 10 years old, Chris Johnson received the shocking diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome after his mom took him to the pediatrician because of a swollen leg.

February 3, 2015
Carter Durbin

At birth, Carter was diagnosed with branchio-oto-renal syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that has caused hearing loss and an underdeveloped kidney that only functions at 20%. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary.

Niki Glass

In January of 2014, Niki was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with sudden cardiac artery dissection after going into cardiac arrest.

This came as quite a shock, as she had never experienced any heart issues, nor is it hereditary. Doctors say a heart transplant is essential to her survival.

David Coleman

In 1999, David visited his doctor because he thought he had the flu.

He was shocked to learn he was actually suffering from end-stage renal failure, which would eventually require a kidney transplant. The following year, David began regular dialysis treatments, which he endured for nine long years, along with countless doctors’ visits and procedures. Then, in 2006, he received the call that a donor kidney was available, and he rushed to the hospital!

November 5, 2014
November Patient of the Month: Paul Pokorny

During a routine check-up, Paul Pokorny learned his white blood cell count was low.

October 10, 2014
Monique Owen

In 2010, Monique was diagnosed with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which has caused irreversible damage to her lungs.

Doctors say a lung transplant is essential to her survival. Sadly, she understands the effects of lung disease all too well, as her mother lost her health battle with lung cancer in the late 90s.

September 11, 2014
Vance Cummings

In 2009, Vance was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after having trouble sleeping and experiencing labored breathing.

Doctors said a double-lung transplant was essential to his survival. Thankfully, he received his lifesaving transplant on August 7, 2014!

Christina Norman

We're so excited to report that Christina received her transplant on July 20, 2014!

At age 16, she was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that has severely damaged her liver. Doctors said a liver transplant was essential to her survival.

Roger Mims

In 2008, at the age of 36, Roger was rushed to the hospital, and he later awoke in the critical care unit, connected to a machine with his mother Linda praying at his side.

She explained he was suffering from end-stage renal disease due to hypertension. His kidneys had failed. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary.

May 13, 2014
Aleah Sanders

Aleah has been ill since birth, and she was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease in 2012 at age 4. Now, doctors say a liver transplant is essential to her survival.

April 8, 2014
Joy Williams

Joy Love Williams is fighting for her life.

March 10, 2014
NFT Patient of the Month 2014-03-10 11:19

In 2012, Jim was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and in his case, there is no known cause of the condition.

Doctors say a double-lung transplant is essential to his survival.

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