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Louis Paone was diagnosed with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) in March 2014. The news was devastating but with the love and support of Louis’ wife Christine and his family and friends, he has remained strong and determined to get well again. Even though Louis attends dialysis treatments three times a week for six hours at a time, he still works on his non-dialysis days despite being legally disabled. The great news is that Louis has just recently been approved to get on the transplant list with one condition. In order for Louis to be fully approved, his medical facility has advised him that he will need to be prepared to pay for the high cost of out-of-pocket expenses that will not be covered by insurance during and post-transplantation. One of the biggest costs will be the anti-rejection medication Louis will need to keep his new kidney healthy. Anti-rejection and other necessary medications can easily exceed $2,500.00 per month. This will be a long process but Louis is ready for the challenge and ready to feel healthy again. For anyone who knows Louis, you know what a special person he is. He is always quick with a joke and a good word to make everyone smile. For those who do not know Louis personally, you will be helping not only a great person but his family and friends who love him so much and want to see him live a longer and happy life without the stress of worrying about how to pay for all of the upcoming out-of-pocket expenses. To help with the financial burden of Louis’s uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in his honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, 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, are held by HelpHOPELive in the South-Atlantic Kidney Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider making a contribution by clicking Donate Now. No donation is too small and all donations are very much appreciated.

If you know anyone who may be willing to help Louis along this journey, please feel free to share this page and spread the word. Use any of the links on the right-hand side of this page under Share My Page: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, etc. You will be saving the life of a wonderful man who means so much to so many people.

Thank you so much for your support!
The Family of Louis Paone

Updates (3)

February 10, 2017

i want let everyone know. I made the Transplant List. Thank you for your support.

August 23, 2016

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has donated. Please repost the ads. So it gives my page maximum visibility.


September 19, 2018

Get Well Soon!

Daniel Mackey

July 17, 2018

Louie, You are part of my family. I wish I could give you the world. I hope and pray for much success to give the surgery you need to to give you the wonderful life you so very deserve. Always in my thoughts and prayers. xxoo Love you, Laura

Laura Francomano

January 21, 2017

Always in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing next year you will be able to put this behind you and begin a fresh start with a new kidney. xxoo Love you always,

Laura Francomano

October 21, 2016

all the best and may God bless,

Joe & Pat