When he was just 2 years old, Cody was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a lung disease that affects about 30,000 people in the United States. Though he was able to live a relatively normal life and was only hospitalized once because of his illness, his health began to worsen in 2009. Last year Cody spent almost 3 months in and out of the hospital, including several stays in the ICU. Doctors have told Cody a double-lung transplant is critical to his survival, and he has been placed on the transplant waiting list at Integris Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City.
Cody is incredibly thankful for his family and friends, and he feels blessed to have their unwavering support during this difficult time. He is a fighter and is determined to overcome this challenge. Battling cystic fibrosis has taught him how important life is, and he encourages others to enjoy it to the fullest. Cody looks forward to his transplant so he can resume a normal life without depending on an oxygen tank or coughing all the time. But he needs your help.
A double-lung transplant costs approximately $650,000. And that's only the beginning. Cody faces significant medical expenses related to his transplant. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. The cost of post-transplant medications can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per month--and they are as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.
Because of his declining health, Cody is unable to work, adding to his financial strain.
You can help.
To make a donation to NFT in honor of Cody, click HERE. If you'd prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Oklahoma Lung Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write "in honor of Cody Sheets" on the memo line.
Thank you for your generosity!