Dear Family and Friends,
I am never someone to ask for help, however, as some of you already know, my mother Joyce is critically ill.
Our mother has an autoimmune disease called Primary Biliary Cholangitis. This disease destroys the liver causing cirrhosis and it used to be the number one reason for liver transplant. Our mother Joyce is one of the most caring people that we know. She is an amazing mother of 4 children, myself, Lynn, Michael, and Madeline. She was recently promoted to the role of proud grandmother to Jocelyn and Elowen and enjoys every second of it! Even though she has health insurance, surprisingly many transplant related expenses are not covered, such as monthly anti-rejection medications that she will need to take for the rest of her life (they can be thousands of dollars each month).
There is hope though, we currently are in the process of securing a Living Donor but they have run into some road blocks. A living donor is an angel, a sweet person who is willing to donate part of their liver to our mother to save her life!! With this comes providing for their expenses so there is no hardship financially to them. We are also searching for a back up living donor who would be willing to help save our mother’s life. Due to her insurance, we have chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses.
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February 1, 2021
Madeline, I'm grateful for the work you're doing to help all of us in PA. Thinking of you and your family!
January 12, 2020
I hope you are still okay.
December 17, 2019
Best of luck with everything!
November 8, 2019
I have been in this very same position before. I understand it all too well. Today is my mom’s birthday and next month makes 4 years since I lost her. I hope this helps and I’m hoping for a full recovery for you mom.