November 6, 2019 - A bake sale will be held on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at Napa in Center from 9-1pm to benefit Sherri Shofner Molitor.
Sherri is on a Liver transplant list and she needs help raising funds. Here is her story:
I was born and raised right here in Shelby County. I am fortunate to work for the Shelby County District Clerk's office. I don't normally post personal things on social media, but I desperately need your help. In May 2018, I was diagnosed with end stage liver failure due to Non Alcoholic (NASH) cirrhosis.
I was being maintained with medication, but In December of 2018 it took a sudden turn for the worse. I was hospitalized for 3 months due to extremely high levels of phosphorous due to the liver not functioning properly which was leading to kidney failure as well, along with removal of part of my intestines due to herniation caused by the disease involving multiple surgical procedures. A port was placed in my heart to help with the drainage of fluid buildup which no longer can be processed by the liver. I was placed on the National Liver Transplant list at that time. I am still able to work, fortunately, although, I do have to miss quite a bit of work for extended doctor visits in Houston with the transplant doctors and also because this disease continuously wreaks havoc on my already worn out body.
All of this has been quite overwhelming, and a lot of information, to absorb in a short amount of time. It's really hard to wrap my head around the fact that in order to extend my life I have to count on the extreme generosity of someone who has just lost a loved one. I was encouraged to get my story out there to encourage organ donation support....an enormous gift that keeps on giving.
Being on the list is the first step. Some people stay on the list for a number of years, and unfortunately, too many don't make it to receive their donation...or what I call "miracle". When I am blessed to receive my "miracle" I will treat it like the most precious gift that it is.
Transplants are very expensive and the drugs to prevent rejection the first couple of years, after transplant, are as well. It is strongly urged that a liver transplant fund be set up with funds exclusively to help the patient be able to afford the medicines to keep their new organ productive. So any help is greatly appreciated and all prayers are needed during this process. Thank you for your support and God bless you.
Sherri Shofner Molitor
For more info, contact Regina at 936-591-1822