John Drake was diagnosed in 2007 with renal failure with an unknown cause at that time. He was only 21 years old with what he thought his whole life ahead of him. He has strived to take care of himself the best he could but struggled to keep medical insurance which kept him from gaining access to the transplant list. In 2015 he was able to secure medical insurance through his IT job at the time and started to work on getting himself onto the transplant list. He was officially placed on the transplant list in 2018, however, living donors where also being screened and tested as he reached out to his friends and family to donate. Once all living donors except his wife were exhausted she started the living donor process. She completed the process about a month ago in Sept of 2020 and a match was found at the beginning of Oct 2020. She was matched through the paired donation program and surgery is scheduled for Oct 16, 2020.
By partnering with Help Hope Live allows us to raise money to help with our living expenses while we both undergo surgery, pay for out of pocket surgery expenses, medications, lodging while John has to stay local in Salt Lake City for a month or two and lost wages.
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November 14, 2020
May you be well and happy!
November 11, 2020
Praying for healing throughout this Journey! HelpHopeLive is there for your family. I've been apart of this fundraiser for many years and it's "Amazing" to be apart of an organization to give support and so much more. Be Blessed and Stay Safe!
November 10, 2020
Continued prayers for John and Andrea for continued healing.
October 22, 2020
So glad to hear the surgeries went well! Hoping for a smooth recovery :)