Allison is currently too sick to write about herself for this site, so we’ve taken the liberty to share her story on her behalf.
Allie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 18 months old. She has had countless hospitalizations over the years since her diagnosis and does multiple daily treatments to delay the inevitable loss of lung function. Despite the toll her disease takes on her, she lives life with passion and full of love for her family and friends. Allie is always the first person to help others in need.
The time has come where she needs a lung transplant. Her deepest wish is to live to see her little 11-month-old boy grow up. She, her fiancé, and our families are preparing for transplant at a Center about 6 hours away from where she lives. According to a 2014 Milliman Research Report on U.S. organ transplant, the average first year costs for lung transplant is $785,000. There are many costs not covered by insurance as well as lifelong expenses related to transpl...