Breathe In Ep. #76 – Medical Bills, Paying for Transplant, COTA

Breathe In features a segmented podcast this week! In the first part, Marge Carfora, who is back for another episode, Gunnar and Tiffany talk about medical expenses, co-pay assistance and assistance programs they use to make living with cystic fibrosis more affordable. Tiffany and Marge, specifically, reminisce on the coverage requirements leading up to their transplants. Marge mentions that although her father had a good insruance plan for the family since he was a firefighter, there was significant financial strain given that she, her mom and sister had to relocate half way across the country so that she could get listed for transplant. Tiffany mentions that she worked with Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to help crowd fund for her transplant. In the second part of the podcast, Tiffany talks with COTA CEO, Rick Lofgren about fundraising for transplants and how people with cystic fibrosis might apply!

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