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My Friend in Need

Can you help me to help a friend in need of a new liver?

Dale Shaylor is a missionary kid turned missionary. 
As a missionary pilot he flew us to our remote jungle home when we were missionaries in Venezuela with New Tribes Mission.
He is currently in need of a life-saving liver transplant.
Transplants weren’t in the picture when the same disease killed Dale Shaylor’s grandfather, also a missionary in Venezuela, at age 46 in the 1960s. Shaylor discovered he had the chronic condition of Hepatitis B when he was in his teens, as the family was being tested to receive hepatitis vaccines.
He had one bout with the disease four years after that diagnosis, but didn’t really get seriously ill until last Thanksgiving Day. And, after chronic hepatitis symptoms left him in a coma from the toxins his body couldn’t flush, Dale Shaylor knew he would have to go back to the United States for a transplant.”They don’t have the medical facilities to take care of that thing,” he said.
Dale Shaylor journeyed to Florida in search of a life-saving liver transplant — only to find the surgery has a price tag far out of the missionary pilot’s reach. He was told that to get on a list to receive a new liver from a cadaver, he would have to make a deposit of nearly half a million dollars — $425,000 to be exact.
“A transplant is not something that’s covered as an emergency — it’s more of a luxury item,” said Shaylor, 40, referring to what he’s learned in the last month about his options.
Shaylor’s family members said there was no time to waste — they don’t know how long his health will hold out now that his liver has been irreversibly damaged by the hepatitis, which is endemic all over Latin America.
“To have them tell us that transplants aren’t considered an emergency, even though he’s in end-stage liver failure, it’s been a heartbreaker,” said his brother, Douglas Shaylor of Deltona.

How can you help?

You can give ONLINE NOW (with Credit Card) at: https://www.transplants.org/DonationForm1.php
Be sure and click the box that says, “in honor of a patient” and then find Dale’s name. (DALE SHAYLOR)
Or you can send Checks to:
National Foundation for Transplants
5350 Poplar Ave. Suite 430
Memphis TN 38119
Remember to write “In honor of Dale Shaylor” on the memo line of the check!

Thank you for praying, giving, or both!

Categories: Check It Out!
  1. March 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    >Thank you Rosie for sharing….Will continue to pray!

  2. March 29, 2011 at 10:56 am

    >Thanks for sharing the information. We will pray.

  3. March 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    >Thanks for sharing this information Rosie. We have to give more publicity about it.

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