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This is the Stephen's Second Chance Liver Fund. The funds will be used for his medical costs and related expenses.

Hi! My name is Gina. On January 1st, we found out that a liver transplant is my Dad's only hope for a second chance at life. His name is Stephen. He has end stage liver disease and is currently going through rapid evaluation at the University of Kentucky Transplant Center.

Even though he is very sick, he still works full time as a Deputy Jailer and is my Mom's caretaker. My Mom has MS and is unable to work, so he is their only income. The past couple of years have been rough for them. My Mom's MS prescriptions have drained their savings account. We have been advised by the transplant team that Dad will be off work for at least 3-6 months after the transplant. He does not have STD or LTD coverage through his work. Without raising these funds, they will not be able to afford all of the medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance.

My Dad has been such an awesome inspiration through this process. I have been to every appointment and hospital stay with him. Even though he is tired and very sick, he will hop out of that hospital bed and shake the Doctor's hand and stand with them until they leave. He is determined to live and to prove to them that he is strong enough to survive the transplant.

He is very loved. If you met him, you would love him too. The first time he was hospitalized, he never got to rest because of the constant stream of visitors. He also has two grandson's that know that their Grandpa hung the moon! My son is expecting many more "man nights" with his hero:)

He adopted my sister and I when we were 5 and 6 years old, essentially rescuing my mom, my sister and myself, please help me to rescue him.

Thank you so much!

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