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Effie Needs Your Help!

Lorraine Kimp, better known as “Effie” desperately needs your help. As a result of treatment from a brain aneurysm rupture suffered in 2009, Effie is now facing kidney failure. After the aneurysm, Effie was in a two-week coma and woke up needing to be retaught the simple basics of her life (i.e. walking, writing, reading, swallowing and cooking). She required many aggressive medical treatments, and as a result her kidneys started to fail. As Effie’s condition improves and she gains back her independence from her aneurysm, she unfortunately faces a new struggle. Effie must receive a new kidney, or her life is at stake and she won’t be able to survive much longer.

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February 26, 2018

February 27, 2018
Yes, I have been quiet for awhile. however very busy. I moved home & I do Peritoneal Dialysis daily right here in my home. I am so grateful.
I have been in & out of Hospitals. I did have my Parathyroid removed. It was causing all kinds of challenges in my body. It took several months to recover from the surgery & to regulate my calcium. I am thrilled to have it gone and feel so much better.
I have had 18 brave, kind, & giving friends offer their kidney, they have all been eliminated. I am looking for a donor , if you’re interested, please please call me. 406-370-2641. I will cover your expenses. A gift of LIFE will be sooooo appreciated.
Hugs, Effie

November 22, 2016

UPDATE: All 13 of my volunteer kidney donors have been eliminated. The reasons were because of age, some smoked, their own health issues, changed their minds, or their blood did not match. My hat goes off to them as heros just the same that they stepped up and offered such an exceptional gift of life. Thank you all so much for your kindness, love, and generosity. A big hug to all of you!
I am onto Plan B: I will get a Port surgerically put in my stomach on December 20,2016. Then take classes to learn about and how to do Peritoneal Dialysis at home. Then I will leave Missoula and go home to do my dialysis. I will let you all know in a couple of months as to how it works and how it is successfully going for me. I will wait till a live kidney comes available from a volunteer donor or one from the National Cadaver Donor List matches me. There are over 100,000 waiting on National List and an average of 6,000 people die each year waiting for a kidney. If anyone out there is interested in volunteering a live kidney, give me a call at 406-370-2641.
I want to thank Linda Osmanson for her generosity & kindness for allowing me to live in her very comfortable home so I am able to do Dialysis at a Clinic in Missoula which is three hours from where I live. I have been with Linda & her kind family for eight months & most likely two more months before I can go home to do Peritoneal Dialysis. Thanks so much Linda! This journey would be so much more challenging without you. A big hug to you!
Thanks again to all my Financial Contributors. A big hug to you!
It is the Holiday Season. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy all who you love, Effie

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March 14, 2018

Jonathan, Thanks for wanting to save a life. To get started, call Spokane, Washington. I picked Sacred Heart Hospital to have Kidney Transplant. When you call ask for an application to donate a kidney to Effie Kimp. I will take care of all your expenses. Thank you for your kindness & wanting to save a life. The number to call is 1-509-474-4500.

Effie Kimp

March 14, 2018

I'm O POS. I can't think of any reason I couldn't donate.


March 14, 2018

Hang in there Effie looks like good things are coming your way

Diana Jones

March 14, 2018

I am excited about your campaign and thrilled with the response you are getting. Something wonderful is coming your way, I can feel it. Hugs and prayers!

Kathy Bergstrom