Dear Family, Church Family, Community Partners and Friends:
Greetings Everyone! A family is not linked only by blood; but, by love, faith and strong ties to each other. Our daughter Karlene needs your help!
Karlene is a single mother of two amazing children, Felicia and Karson. They are her world and she is proud of the people they are growing into. Being a single mother is a struggle within itself but with her medical diagnoses added to that is a struggle to survive. Karlene’s battle with diabetic kidney disease has come to a critical point. Karlene needs a pancreas/kidney transplant to survive.
Karlene has always been considered to be the “Go To” person to assist others. Her organizational skills in helping family and friends and the community live better, healthier lives. On top of these severe stressors, she has had to manage the outcome of the divorce from her husband; he left and abandoned his wife and children three years ago during Karlene’s health crisis. His leaving has caused additional financial hardship on top of the exorbitant costs of her medical expenses. Karlene’s emotional strength and unwavering faith have helped her to navigate these challenges thus far but she needs your help. With one child in college and another at home, she is struggling to meet their needs as well as her own.
We are asking YOU, family and friends to join us in her fundraising campaign for the nonprofit Help Hope Live. This organization will help with critical expenses Karlene will face immediately after surgery. Funds are needed for such items as the cost of lodging near the transplant center following her discharge. Karlene has always lived a positive and productive life despite her chronic health condition. She has never let health challenges prevent her from reaching and achieving her dreams. She is a dedicated public servant for the District of Columbia and she continues to care for her children. Karlene’s positive attitude and lifestyle helped her avoid the inevitable for a long time, but now her kidneys and pancreas need to be replaced, and we need your help.
While Karlene has health insurance, many transplant expenses are surprisingly not covered. The American Kidney Fund currently pays Karlene’s Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield premiums; but, will STOP paying post transplant. The monthly ant-rejection medications she needs to take for the life of her new kidneys and the pancreas are extremely expensive. She has been told to anticipate upwards of $5,000 per month just for medications alone. Donations to Help Hope Live can help ease the financial transplant burden and allow her to focus on a healthy recovery, a long life ahead with her family and friends, and serving the community. We remain prayerful that Karlene will soon receive her organs and the funding she needs to sustain her through this journey.
Thank You for taking time to read our story, praying unceasingly for God’s mercy and favor.
Karl & Dale Ore
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October 21, 2020
Love you, Sis!
October 20, 2020
Stay strong and keep the faith sis!
October 6, 2020
I love you Sis
September 30, 2020
I pray many more blessing in Jesus name!
September 16, 2020
Hi Karlene ! I wanted to send you some love and encouragement ... my fellow umes colleague !!! You’re ability to add humor to my life has often been always at the forefront of my mind!!! It’s done at the right time and in a unique fashion... keep smiling !!! Much love !!! Blessings & Encouragement . Syleesia
September 4, 2020
My sister love you
September 3, 2020
Karlene you will live and not die! PSalm 118:17 —- I will not die, but I will live and proclaim what the LORD has done. With affection and prayers Keesha
September 2, 2020
Karlene. Over the years I have watched you transform into an amazing woman, helping to empower or community. As a mother of 2. I've watch you strive hard to make sure your children recieve the best of what you have and have had. You are an amazing woman. From the sandbox to this complex world wt live in. I have been Blessed to have a marvelous Creator, who had given me a marvelous friend in you! We will make it through this journey to the other side, SUCCESSFULLY. Love you
Naadir Nuraldin aka Robert Studevent
August 28, 2020
Karlene, my ACHS classmate, my friend and Sister in Christ, you have been so strong for so many years! Regardless of your health challenges, you continue to be positive. Your strength and persistence is such a testimony to your faith in Christ. I am happy to be able to show you any support I can. Stay Strong in the Lord! Nikki Dobyns
August 27, 2020
Love you Karlene!
Jevin D Hodge
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In honor of Karlene Ore-Klimpacher
Help Hope Live
2 Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road
Radnor, PA 19087