2013-09-16 / Letters

Amazing husband, father and friend now needs our help

Dear Friends of Tim (Ruppe):

Some of you know Tim from his job as a dispatcher for UPS Freight. Others of you know Tim because you grew up with him in Gaffney, or maybe you met Tim at one of his daughter’s many athletic events or maybe you have attended his local church, Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, where he is a dedicated deacon and member. Tim is an amazing husband, father and friend. And now he needs our help.

Approximately 10 years ago Tim was diagnosed with Non- Alcoholic Cirrhosis of the Liver (NASH). Unfortunately Tim is now in liver failure and has been told by his doctors that he is in need of a life-saving liver transplant.

Not only is liver transplantation a major surgery with difficult recovery, it is also very expensive and insurance will not cover all the costs. Some of these expenses are hospital copays, medications and travel and relocation expenses for both Tim and his wife, Tammy, who will be taking time off from work to be his primary caregiver. Tim’s health has made him have to leave his job at the present time.

As friends of the Ruppe family we can offer our help and prayers during this time. We can also help financially. A fundraising campaign in Tim’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the South Atlantic Liver Transplant Fund, and are administered for transplant-related expenses only.

If you would like to contribute:

For credit card contributions, select the DONATE NOW button or call (800) 642-8399.

Or:

Make checks payable to:

HelpHOPELive

Note in “Memo” Section: In honor of Tim Ruppe

Please send to:
HelpHOPELive
2 Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087

Thank you for your generosity, kind thoughts and prayers.

Ricky Ruppe
Tim’s Brother

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