Approaching a lung transplant can be overwhelming for both recipients and caregivers and experiencing unfamiliar circumstances after a transplant can be challenging. The Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF) Joseph J. Carter Mentorship Program is a nationally acknowledged, free, all-volunteer program developed and managed by people who have had a lung transplant with the goal of serving new recipients and their caregivers through mentorship. The LTF Joseph J. Carter Mentorship Program connects new transplant recipients, as well as their caregivers, with trained mentors who have successfully gone through the transplantation process themselves as either recipients or caregivers, respectively.
MENTORS UNDERSTAND LIKE NOBODY ELSE CAN
LTF Mentors share answers and resources they have found beneficial from their own experiences. LTF mentors are:
- Trained to be especially good listeners
- Willing to share their experiences compassionately from the point of view of either a recipient or caregiver
- A voice of reason and comfort
- Committed to those they mentor
- A bridge from uncertainty and fear to knowledge and empowerment
LTF Mentorship is a one-on-one confidential relationship for the sole purpose of providing support and guidance. Mentorship communication occurs through phone calls, emails and visits as preferred and arranged by the participants. Mentors are not medical professionals and do not provide medical advice.