Transplant Type: Heart
Scott Woodruff is fighting for his life. In 2014, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF). His diagnosis came as a shock, as there is no family history of the disease. His condition leaves him very tired and takes a toll on his quality of life. Doctors say a heart transplant is critical to his survival.
During this difficult time, Scott is grateful for the love and support of his wife, Lindsay, and their family and friends. Scott and Lindsay have three children ranging in age from 10 to 24, and his illness prevents him from being the active husband and father he longs to be. Scott looks forward to receiving a transplant that will allow him to have a normal life again and be more active with his family. He enjoys helping coach his daughter’s softball team when his health permits, but his activities are very limited now. Scott wants nothing more than to be healthy so he can have a long and happy life with his family. But right now he needs your help.
The average heart transplant costs more than $1 million, and that’s only the beginning.
Even with insurance, which will cover a portion of the transplant costs, he still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Scott lives 163 miles from his transplant center, and traveling back and forth for appointments can be expensive. When he receives his transplant he will have to stay nearby while he recovers, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food, and lodging. Scott’s health forced him to stop working as a firefighter, further adding to his financial burdens.
You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Scott. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Alabama Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 850, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Scott Woodruff” on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!
Patient Health Institute: Emory Healthcare