Hello everyone first I wanna thank you for taking time to listen to my story.my name is Edward and I have end stage liver disease ,cirrhosis of the liver due to hepatitis for many years not knowing about it and not being treated for it.I use to work construction as a laborer for 20 + yrs.I have a loving fiancé of 5 years who lives in Canada which I see on a regular basis it’s hard having a long distance relationship but love will conquer all.I have never married no kids,I have two supportive siblings a sister who is tremendous in my journey to beat this and an awesome brother. My liver is struggling to work with many stays in the hospital I’m in need of a donor that’s why today I’m asking for your help . I wanna thank everyone who took time out of there day to read my brief story thank you edward
So I’ve been diagnosed with liver failure for a little over a year it has made my life different gotta watch what I eat I’m physically weaker many stays in the hospital I retain a lot of fluids which leads to a rod put in my belly ( not sedated)to get fluids out there’s never a week that goes by that there’s not a dr. Appointments or test being done blood work every week it really has taken a toll on me physically can’t do a lot of activities I use to enjoy because of being out of breath and weak.it’s been a big change physically and in your mind .especially when I first was diagnosed giving me a life expectancy really hit me hard btw I surpassed that date makes you wonder though.
A transplant to me would mean a new life I’m only 49 years old way to young to die many things I’m my life I still want to enjoy especially with my loving fiancé and siblings.I know my fiancé Natalie would be devastated if anything happened to me (true love)and that I hate thinking about.so a transplant for me would be me just starting to live my life to its fullest
So I’m asking if everyone can share my story and I’m looking for a living donor and those of you that are interested or wanna know more about the process I encourage you to do so saving a life is such a rewarding feeling and everything is confidential.so share my story the more people that see it and are informed the better for me and other people on the unos list(united network of organ sharing).thank to everyone!!!
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Edward Fazekas's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire
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Medical expenses for living organ donors are 100% covered, and inquires from potential donors are 100% confidential! Contact the Transplant Center to learn more about living donation.More Donor FAQs
Liver transplantation has been a successful treatment and standard of care for end-stage liver disease since the early 1980s.
Technical advancements in liver surgery, as well as the liver's tremendous ability to regenerate, have made living donor liver transplantation a life-saving reality.
There are currently 120,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the U.S. Of these, 15,000 await liver transplants.
Although more than 6,000 liver transplants were performed last year, over 1,700 patients died while waiting on the list.
Deceased donor livers are allocated to patients based on how sick they are, determined by their MELD score, where sicker patients receive priority.
Living donation offers patients the option of transplant before they get very sick--regardless of MELD score--significantly decreasing the time they wait for a liver.
Living donation not only saves the life of the recipient; it also frees up a liver for a patient on the waiting list who does not have that option.
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease (PELD) are numerical, objective scales that allocate available livers to the sickest patients. Patients move up the list as their scores increase.
The first living donor liver transplant took place in 1988. Since then, living donors have continued giving the gift of life and making a difference.
When a recipient has a living donor, the wait time for transplant is shorter and the transplant can be scheduled in advanced when the recipient is in good health and when it is convenient for both the donor and the recipient.
Financial burdens shouldn’t prevent the gift of life. The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) can offer financial support for living donor travel expenses.
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To my family and friends plz share and lets heLp my brother Edward get a living donor !!