"I have health insurance and the thing is, my health insurance would cover the costs of the transplant," said Politte. "I would have to go through whole process over, we took the ECG test, we've done different types of blood work, sitting through the clinics and doing all that over and I was trying to bypass all that because I already did it here."
Time is of the essence and with his playing career already cut short, his ability to obtain a degree from LSUS is also now on hold.
"I miss so much of class work and time that I keep getting pushed back. It'll set me back again," said Politte. "I know if I get a transplant down there, I'll have to stay there to do follow ups at their clinic and you know I can't come back and forth for class, it's a four hour drive," he said.
For now, Politte and his brother have been told by the hospital to call back monthly and see if they are willing to perform the transplant.
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