Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 3, 2006
If a dear family member had liver cancer, didn't have insurance, couldn't qualify for Medicaid, and as a result of a backlog, VA hospital waited too long to get them on the transplant list, what could possibly be done to save their life.
Kevin Scott has liver cancer and was on the transplant list for one week. Then the VA hospital did another CT scan and found that the tumors in his liver had grown to a level that makes him ineligible for a transplant in the United States. A gentleman who had a transplant overseas; had tumors the size or larger than Kevin's, is doing very well. He has experienced no problems or complications following his surgery which was done in June 2006.
The problem is raising enough money for the transplant. Fund raisers have raised approximately $12,000, still short of the goal. Maybe Kevin's life can still be saved if 100,000 people would donate just $1!
Kevin found out during a routine examination last year that he had a very small spot on his liver. Diagnosis of that spot was not done in a timely manner and by the time it was, it had grown to 4 cm. The unfortunate overpopulation of patients at Denver Veterans Administration Hospital makes treatment of patients very slow. It is a hurry up and wait process. Now, the tumor is 6.6 cm and Kevin is no longer a viable candidate for transplant through VA hospital or in the United States.
Many transplant candidates are turning to China where there is a very successful and reputable program that will perform the surgery. Their organ transplant program is not nearly as stringent thus enabling candidates to get the organ they need in a timely manner consequently saving their lives. The cost is about one fourth the cost of transplants in the United States; approximately $125,000 in China compared to $400,000 in the US.
Kevin's condition is verifiable by his medical records which will be sent by certified mail to anyone who requests them. To be compliant with the HIPPA laws regarding patient confidentiality, Kevin will have to authorize release of information to anyone who requests it. Consequently, please let us know if you require this information and we will arrange to expedite the needed documents immediately. We can also provide copies of Kevins "terminal" diagnosis from Denver Veterans Hospital upon request.
Kevin wants to live...if nothing is done, he will die within the year.
If inclined, please either send a donation to , Connie Carpenter's paypal account at (http://www.Paypal.com conniecarpenter @ msn.com.) A donation in any amount can also be sent to Connie Carpenter, 4193 So. Zenobia St., Denver, CO 80236.
Prayers for Kevin are deeply appreciated as well.