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Family and friends of Randi Nara are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

Randi has chosen to fundraise with Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Donate Now button.

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March 15, 2018

Hi..great news…I was listed on Feb 8 for a kidney and a miracle happened that a kidney from Cincinnati became available that was a perfect match last week. It is so rare that this happens so quickly. Pretty sore and on tons of meds but the new addition is doing great. Life is good. Thank you for all of you support and prayers. Much love to all

October 4, 2017

Hi everyone. I am in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Last September I got sick and was taken to the emergency room where they found that my hemoglobin was only 5 and that my kidneys were only working at 10% and that I was in stage 4 kidney failure. I have had multiple blood transfusions as with kidney failure your body does not make blood cells properly. I am now in ESRD (end stage renal disease). I am on dialysis 7 days nights per week..all night. I have a daughter, Ryan Hunt, and son in law, Cody Hunt, and a very close friend of the family, Taylor Quinn, who have really committed to helping me get back and forth to doctor appointments and for testing, labs, etc. I desperately want to get better so that I can enjoy my two beautiful Grandchildren, 9 month old twins, Carter and Stiles. Transplants are lifesaving but incredibly expensive for the surgery, countless labs, dialysis, life saving medications, deductibles, co-insurance etc. It will be impossible for me to meet the qualifications to get on the donor list without showing that I can cover the costs of taking care of a new kidney with the anti rejection medications and follow up care that is needed for life. I have insurance but it only covers 80% of the $250,000 surgery and only a small portion of the anti rejection medications that are upwards of $3,000 per month. I am so embarrassed but I can’t do this alone. My medical fees are already adding up quickly and my kidney medicine that I am on now is approximately $1,300 per month.
To help with this financial burden the Cleveland Clinic recommended HelpHopeLive as a fundraising platform. This organization is a nonprofit organization that holds the money in a fund for transplant related expenses only. All donations are tax deductible. Any amount raised will help me get on the transplant list and help pay for the 20% that I am responsible for as well as the anti rejection medications. I chose to fundraise with a because it assures accountability for all funds raised and tax deductibility for all donors. Support from my family, friends, and community is critical for any chance of getting listed and getting a transplant. Please know that any donation counts and is truly a gift and blessing for my future. No matter how big or how small the donation is it gets me one step closer to my dream of being able to watch my beautiful Grandchildren grow up a bit. They are the absolute loves of my life as is my wonderful daughter, Ryan Hunt, and son in law Cody Hunt and of course my “adopted” son Taylor Quinn. Without these three I would not be here today. Please consider helping. Again, I am so embarrassed to ask for help but this disease has taken almost everything and is totally devastating physically, emotionally, and most of all financially. Thank you so much to those who have donated. Words can’t say how much it is appreciated by not only myself but my family as well…thank you.

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February 22, 2018

thank you so much to all who have donated and for all of the kind words and prayers. I love you all very much. Steph.....thank you again for all of you hard work...I love you my sweet girl.


February 22, 2018

Love you very much Aunt Randi! You will beat this!

Stephanie Ault

January 16, 2018

I am praying for you to beat this. You have a beautiful family and friends....

Joyce Habermann

September 21, 2017

Hi [email protected] The number for anyone that would like to be screened to be a donor is at the Cleveland Clinic @ 216-444-9669. They can answer any questions or send materials. Thank you so much for even asking this question. I appreciate your concern.

Randi Blair Nara