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My husband Bill desperately needs your help.

Bill’s long battle with kidney and liver disease (he has been on dialysis for over six years) has resulted in him needing a double organ transplant to survive. We’re asking our family and friends to help us through Help Hope Live, a nonprofit that will help with the crucial expenses during and after the transplants. While my insurance and Medicare will cover the actual surgeries, Bill will need constant care after the surgeries, and we will be required to stay in or near Cleveland for eight to 12 weeks following these complicated and difficult procedures. While my work has approved my time off for this, it will be unpaid leave. Bill and I already struggle financially due to his illness and him being unable to work. His frequent hospitalizations as well as several other setbacks have completely depleted our savings. We will need to pay all of our normal bills and mortgage during the time of his transplants, as well as our expenses in Cleveland, including our lodging. We will have very little income during the time I will be off work, and we need your help. Donations to Help Hope Live will ease our financial burden and provide critical care to Bill.

Updates (3)

October 11, 2019

On September 23, 2019 Bill couldn’t get out of bed and hadn’t been feeling well. I called the ambulance and he was taken to our local hospital. They determined he had some type of infection and contacted his Team at Cleveland Clinic and they decided to transport him by helicopter to the clinic. We have been in Cleveland since then. He will be moving from ICU to a regular floor tomorrow but we are not sure when he will be able to go home. Amy is also in Cleveland staying at Transplant House and, of course, not working. Expenses will be piling up quickly, so if you can help with a donation Bill and Amy would greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU!

March 14, 2019

WOW! Bill got a call at 2:30 am on February 14, 2019 to get to Cleveland Clinic for transplant. He had a liver transplant on February 15th. He had a kidney transplant on February 16th. He is doing great. Both the liver and kidney are working good. He will soon be moving to a rehab facility.

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February 1, 2019

Hoping for a quick match & great outcome!

Dave Germond

January 29, 2019

Take care and good luck with everything.

Ann Gombash

January 11, 2019

Praying and pulling for you!

Nancy Conyers

January 5, 2019

Thinking of you during this time. Wishing you great success Bill, and Amy I hope all is well with you. May God always bless you and protect you! Sheri

Sheri Wilt