Join us in helping save the lives of millions of patients receiving plasma based drug products by wearing this shirt to encourage eligible donors to get out there and give plasma!
Jared and Toby’s moms have teamed up to carry on Jared’s memory and save his buddy, Toby, by organizing a nationwide push for plasma. Toby battles mitochondrial disease, a progressive, incurable, metabolic disorder that affects life sustaining energy. Jared has been there for Toby since the beginning, bringing big smiles and joy into Toby’s often difficult life filled with hospitals, needles, pain, and complications as the disease progresses. We need your help! Toby receives a life changing, possibly life saving, drug that is made from the plasma in human blood. There is currently a massive drug shortage, and recently, Toby’s treatment abruptly stopped. It was frightening to see how quickly Toby regressed. Within days without treatment, Toby was again requiring his wheelchair, and among other scary symptoms, even his ability to think was affected. We were able to track down the medication and Toby’s infusions have resumed with great success! Unfortunately, we are unsure how temporary our solution is as the drug shortage continues. Each time Toby’s medication must be ordered, there is no guaranty that it will be available. We must do everything we can to end this drug shortage for Toby, and countless other patients, many who are already going without treatment. The drug companies simply need more plasma! Jared’s mom is convinced that Jared is Toby’s biggest fan, and believes Jared is cheering on our efforts from Heaven.
You can help by becoming a Team Toby, Jared Lorenzen Memorial Plasma Donor! If you are unable to give plasma, you can still help by wearing this shirt to spread the word and encourage others. Contact Toby’s mom (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the best places to give plasma that will most directly impact the production of Toby’s medication. Proceeds from the sale of this shirt will go to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and the Jared Lorenzen Memorial Fund for Jared’s children. Thank you for honoring the memory of our beloved #22.