When Rain Test-Balsley was only 7 years old, he collapsed while playing football with his cousins. He was soon diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, and doctors said a heart transplant was his only hope. Fortunately, Rain received his lifesaving transplant in May 2007.
Although he is an active and healthy child today, Rain, like all other transplant recipients, will require a lifetime of follow-up care and expensive anti-rejection medications. Out of a handful of medications he must take every day, one prescription co-pay alone costs $800 per month. some patients require 15-20 prescriptions a day, causing tremendous financial burdens.