KIDNEY STORIES: KIDNEY 4 CARLOS

This Page is to raise awareness of Kidney disease and help support Carlos Amato and his fight for a Kidney transplant!
Thank You and God Bless!
Mission

Our goal is to raise awareness, hopefully find a donor and raise enough money towards Carlos’ Transplant and Medications!

Description
In 2000, he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, which also afflicted his mother. A few years ago, while hospitalized with congestive heart failure, he learned he also suffers from Kidney Failure-End Stage Renal Disease. Janrury 2012 he received fistula surgery on his left wrist to prepare him to endure regular dialysis treatments three times a week, which will  leave him exhausted and greatly af…fect his quality of life. Doctors say a kidney transplant is critical to his survival.
Despite his health challenges, Carlos’ attitude has remained positive. This dedicated family man wants nothing more than to be healthy and spend many more years with his wife, Julia, their three young children and his two older sons 19 & 23. His family means everything to him, and he hates that they are so worried about his health. Although he’s not able to be as active as he would like, he enjoys sports, going to the movies, spending time with friends and going to family functions when he has the energy. He looks forward to the transplant that will allow him to return to his normal, active lifestyle. But right now, he needs your help.
The average kidney transplant costs approximately $250,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with health coverage, he faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very pricey usally between $2000.00 – $5000.00 per month, and they are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Carlos and his family live an hour and a half from the transplant center, incurring travel expenses for every doctors appointment and evaluation. They will need to temporarily relocate to be closer to the hospital when he receives his transplant, causing them to face additional expenses. He had to stop working as a private security contractor because of his declining health, adding to the financial strain.
<<Donation Information>>
To make a tax-deductable donation to National Foundation for Transplants (NFT) in honor of Carlos, click the link provided. If you’d prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to: NFT Florida Kidney Fund 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430 Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write “in honor of Carlos Amato” on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Carlos is blood type “A” and is in need of a living donor with either an “A” or “O” blood types.
Patient Health Institute: Florida Hospital – Orlando
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Basic Info

Started May 2012

Location Port Saint Lucie, Florida
 
 

 

 
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