Michelle Sanders is a 51-year-old native Georgian who needs your help. She has been an insulin-dependent diabetic since the age of three. Because of the many complications that go along with this prolonged disease, she is in desperate need of a transplant for a pancreas as well as a kidney and she is working with Piedmont Hospital to make this happen. Michelle has an amazing passion for Jesus and she just loves people. She needs a miracle and YOU can be a part of that!
Michelle was born and raised in Georgia where she resides with her husband of 27 years and their 26-year-old daughter. Michelle attended Jacksonville State University and Kennesaw State University. After her studies, she began working for the family business where she met her husband, Bundy. After their marriage in April 1990 they had their daughter in September of 1991. It was then she first began to witness the effects of her lifelong diabetes.
As she was unable to work due to her illness, Michelle spent her time raising a family and serving her community -- especially with two organizations -- Tres Dias and Vida Nueva which she has been a part of for the last 15 years. Because of her diabetic complications, Michelle has had to turn down many opportunities to serve. She longs to get back to having an active role in these communities.
Michelle began looking for a kidney donor when her husband was diagnosed with throat cancer. August 2016 he began chemo and radiation. During that time Michelle was diagnosed with a 100% blockage in her LAD and she had emergency open heart surgery in October 2016. This family has been through a lot!
The cost of a lifesaving kidney/pancreas transplant is overwhelming. Even with insurance Michelle will have many uninsured transplant-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, frequent doctor visits and the costly anti-rejection medications (estimated at $1200/month) that she will need to take for the rest of her life. All this is in addition to the already exorbitant expenses she currently faces which includes dialysis 3 times a week. But you can help!
To help with the financial burden of Michelle Sanders's uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in her honor has been established with Help Hope Live, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law, are held by Help Hope Live in Southeast Kidney/Pancreas transplant fund, and are administered by Help Hope Live for transplant related expenses only. Please consider a contribution today and click the DONATE NOW button.
May God richly bless you and yours! Thank you for your support.
Andie Sanders, Michelle's daughter Thank you for your support!
May 26, 2016
Well, I am heading out this morning for my 9:05 kidney appointment. PLEASE if you think of me lift up a prayer. I have no idea where the next part of this journey will lead...but I KNOW God's plan is perfect. #myfaith>myfear
Apr 29, 2016
So here is the update...I went to see my kidney doctor and I have been cleared for NO DIALYSIS!!! I will see him now every month! AND my kidney function has improved 4%!! My kidney function was at...