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Dear Friends and Family,
We have great news to share with you! This past July, Angelina received the gift of life – a kidney/pancreas transplant at the University Medical Center – Tucson. Angelina was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes when she was 6 years old and has been insulin dependent ever since. Thru out her years of declining health Angelina has maintained a very positive, determined attitude, and love of life. She is now looking forward to returning to work full time and enjoy watching her children grow and experience life.
Angelina would like to encourage all of you to consider becoming an organ donor. Without her donor, Angelina may not have survived much longer. We are all incredibly grateful and humbled by the generous act of her donor’s family.
As you can imagine, Angelina’s strenuous journey has led to staggering medical bills. Already, thousands of dollars of uninsured medical expenses have accumulated and will continue to grow because of the need for follow-up appointments and anti-rejection medications. Even with insurance, the cost of transplantation is overwhelming. Because of this, we must continue to rely on those with giving and caring hearts.
To help ease the burden of these on-going medical expenses, a fundraising campaign in Angelina’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for nearly 30 years. All contributions are tax deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Southwest Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider making a contribution today.On behalf of Angelina, myself and our entire family, we thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Janica Wessman-Zell
[email protected]


October 8, 2013

congratulations on your kidney and pancreas transplant I had the same transplant July 8th 2011 I'm doing real good and hope you are aswell good luck

kenneth miller north wilkesboro nc

October 8, 2013

Where & when for lunch?? Love you............

Heidi / CC

October 8, 2013

You dont know me but we are conected through friends. I wish you and your family the very best..


October 8, 2013

I will mail a check for you. Remember, positive thinking creates positive hope. We pray for you daily and know that our Lord Jesus Christ is with you always. We love you and will be there with you always.

Dad and Camille