Jen was told she is a great candidate for a transplant and should receive on in 6 to 12 months!!!
Oct 23, 2017
Friends and Family of Jennifer Kershner (Formerly Jennifer Clontz) We are asking for your help.
As many of you already know, Jen is a vibrant 46 year old woman, who has been suffering with end-stage Renal Disease for the last 6 years. She is currently receiving dialysis three times a week and has been told that her only chance for a normal life is to undergo a kidney/pancreas transplant. Jen is on the active transplant waiting list at Hershey/Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, Pa, and soon to be on the list at UPMC Transplant Services in Pittsburgh Pa.
Jen grew up in Montoursville, Pennsylvania and spent her entire life here with her family. She graduated from Montoursville Area High School in 1989. Jen is currently working for Weis Markets and has worked there for almost 10 years.
Jen has 4 children, with the youngest being 15 years old. She also has one grandchild who is 21 months. Jen married her true soul mate, Duke, in September 2016. Jen cannot wait to receive her transplant, so that she can participate more freely in family activities, and go on a long-awaited honeymoon to Hawaii with her husband Duke. Jen would also like to watch her youngest daughter graduate high school, then college, plus see her only grandchild grow up!
Funding this life saving procedure is a monumental task, as there will be many medical expenses not covered by health insurance. Jen will have many uninsured, transplant-related expenses such as: co-pays, deductibles, doctor visits and the costly immunosuppressant medications that she will need to take for the rest of her life. Jen will also have to stay local to the hospital for about a month, so there will be the cost of lodging while she recovers, as she is cared for daily by the hospitals transplant team. Jen has been told that she will need to raise $40,000 for these expenses --- this is a financial challenge that the family cannot meet alone.
We hope blessings are passed on to you and we thank you for your support and generosity during this difficult time.
Sincerely; The Family of Jennifer Kershner
Oct 23, 2017
Jen received the call today that she was accepted onto the transplant list at UPMC Transplant Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.