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Family and friends of Lisa Leedom are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

Lisa has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility to the full extent allowed by law for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.

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January 17, 2020

I am SOOOOO excited and a little bit scared. I will finally be active next week!

UW has transplanted 3 pancreases in the last 2 weeks so the wait will hopefully be minimal.

This is what happens:
I get the call and have 12-14 hours to get to Madison, WI. Any time, day or night. I will be required to stay in the hospital for 7 days following the surgery and 7 days after I am released I will need to stay in Madison. For those 14 days and the 2 weeks following, some one will have to be with me 24/7 and available to drive me to Pella for the lab work that needs to be done. During the following year, I will be required to go to Madison for a checkup on a regular basis. I will be on anti-rejection meds for the rest of my life.

I am trying to raise money for travel expenses, medical/medication expenses and housing while in Madison.

Pella Regional Medical Center, where I have worked for 5 years is donating the entire cost of housing. I will have to be off of work for up to 6 weeks following the procedure.

As you can tell, I have received other donations and am up to $855.

This has been a very trying and stressful experience but some wonderful things have and will come from it. I have quit drinking alcohol and smoking, which is a HUGE achievement and my diabetes will be CURED.

Please help me out if you can.

November 10, 2019

I have had some feedback but this website is not very easy to manage. I am going to call them tomorrow to see if we can make it a little easier. Thank you all for your love and support.

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January 20, 2020

I don't know you personally Lisa, but I am a friend of Crystal and would like to help. What a battle you have been fighting. My thoughts are with you and your entire family as you go through your transplant. I am grateful that you are receiving this opportunity and hopefully it will improve your quality of life and you can create more memories with your beautiful family.

Deborah Dean

January 19, 2020

Love you Aunt Lisa. So glad I could help a little!! Love you and you GOT this!!!!

Your Favorite Niece

January 18, 2020

I thought on u

Andrew Yang

October 27, 2019

Prayers your way Lisa

Sandy Stoddard Jacobson