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Randy Craig's Transplant
1/12/2017 Latest post:
Randy Craig is a 40 year old male who currently is diagnosed with end stage 4 liver disease cirrhosis. He was born in Casper, WY and has lived in the Rocky Mountain and Portland, Oregon areas. Randy is a recovering alcoholic who has made drastic changes to improve his quality of life and has been sober since May 6, 2016 after a near death experience from a procedure gone poorly. Randy has gone through substance recovery and treatment and has done many things to turn his life around. But after years of drinking heavily along with a strong genetic disposition for his illness used to self-medicate his anxiety disorder and major depression, his body is beginning to fail him. He is currently a patient of the University of Colorado Hospital Transplant team to soon hopefully get on a transplant list. Time is of the essence as the doctors and experts on that team have stated his current liver carries only a few months of function before it fails him completely. This will ultimately lead to far more dire consequences, one of them being death. Randy remains optimistic that he can survive this but much is out of his hands as the wait for a liver transplant can take months if not years. He relies on the love of his family and friends who have been extremely supportive in more ways than one. This website is here for those people to gather updates on the status of his condition. We will do our best to update it whenever there is news to communicate. Randy is humbled and extremely grateful for the outpouring of support of so many people. His passion in life is writing and performing music as well as spending as much time with the people he loves, especially during this time when they are needed most. We all hope that he is successful in finding a match that will save his life so we can see him one day pick up his six-string and sing a song, and be an example for those who struggle with addiction and when it threatens your survival.
Randy currently lives in Denver, Colorado while receiving treatment. Randy isn't allowed to drive or travel far but would love to visit with any family and friends if they are in the area. Please reach out to us if you would like see him as long as they don't conflict with the numerous appointments that come with such a massive procedure.
With all our love,
The Craigs (Dwight, Diana, Randy, Raymond, Melody, & Chipper)