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Robert needs a liver transplant and his gallbladder removed.Due to the condition of his liver they both have to come out at the same time.

Dear Friend,

Robert Hitchcock is fighting for his life.
In 2002, he went to the ER after vomiting blood. After a battery of tests, he was diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. In 2011, he learned he was suffering from liver cancer. Doctors now say a liver transplant is essential to his survival. Before he can be added to the transplant waiting list, he must raise $5,000 to prove he can afford his post-transplant medications and care.
Although he has a long road ahead, Robert is determined to overcome this health battle. He raised his two sons Cory and Tyler to be exceptional young men, and he’s extremely proud of them both. In 2010, he found and reconnected with his daughter, Ashley, and he met his three precious grandchildren for the first time. Robert has worked hard his entire life to support his children, and he wants nothing more than to spend many more years with his loved ones, watching his grandbabies grow up.
Unfortunately, Robert’s hope for a new life comes at a very high price.
The average liver transplant costs approximately $575,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with health coverage, he still faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications, which are as critical to his survival as the transplant.
When he receives his transplant, Robert must temporarily relocate nearly 150 miles from his home to be near the transplant center during recovery, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food and lodging. He enjoyed his job as a master carpenter for years, but his declining health forced him to stop working in 2009. For two years, he did is best to continue providing for his family as a cab driver, but he eventually had to stop working completely, adding to the financial strain.
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