In 2005 my wife Gail along with Tricia's parents Don and Agnes created a trust fund designed to assist Tricia with the collateral expenses that would come with her CF treatment and eventual transplant. At that time we sent out letters to family and friends, inviting them to give if they chose to do so.
The result was extremely helpful as Nathan and Tricia spent 9 months living near Duke University before and after the transplant.
However, as her health improved, and trips to Duke became less frequent, the trust fund lost its steam. Now, with her status very much changed, and already this year multiple trips to Duke, including the current hospitalization for rejection, we have reinvigorated the fund. Below is a letter that appears on a Facebook group for donors.
If you are not in that group and would like to be able to donate via PayPal, I've added a button at the top left of this blog site for your convenience.
If the idea of donating is offensive to you, we are sorry. Please refrain from negative comments.