(photo: tawn with the cornell hurd band).
Here's a note forwarded by Dana Jang::
Tawn is in the hospital dying. We don't know how long
she can hold on, as she is in desperate need of a
liver. We fear that her kidney and heart are also now
having troubles due to her liver failing from
Hepatitis C. Major complications are occurring and if
she waits too long, she will be too ill to operate on.
She has been going from nursing home to emergency
hospital every few days now.
Tawn can receive a portion of someones liver from a
living donor. Both donor and Tawn's new 2-1/2 inch
liver, (if it were to be received by living donor),
will both grow back to normal healthy sizes in a
matter of weeks.
If anyone out there would like to become a living
hero, this would truly be a huge way of doing it. I
myself would give her a portion of my own liver, but
I'm too small in body size. It would take a man or
woman with the same blood type as Tawn's, O-negative,
and also similar body size and weight. Tawn weighs
about 119 pounds.
Tawn would have a second chance of life and both donor
and Tawn would live a healthy normal life again. if
Tawn receives a complete full liver from a deceased
person, Tawn's recovery time would be much quicker and
therefore, less complications for her. Either way, we
pray she receives a liver soon.
To apply for a screening to be a living organ donor,
in order to Save Tawn's life, please contact:
Kathy Garvey 1 800 328 5465 or 612 625 8666
Organ Transplant Center, University of Minnesota,
(Serious applicants only)
Tawn has no other options as she has been left with no
income and no assets, having to quit work months ago
due to her being too ill to even speak. Minnesota
Government Medical Assistance health insurance is
covering her bare essential medical costs. Thank
Goodness for that, but there are limits as to what we
can and cannot do for her. Donations to Tawn Mastrey
Supplementary Needs Trust, will help with those extra
costs, and will also enable Tawn to survive the day to
day expenses for the before and post operative care,
by receiving the best comfort and care possible.
Please help. Thank you for your kind donations.
There are simply not enough organs to go around and
not enough time. For more information on organ donors
please go to: www.donatelife.com