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Zach is in the start of kidney failure.

He has lived with diabetes since the age of twelve and has now reached a critical point in his kidney function and is in need of a transplant. Zach is a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend. Zach is also a well liked elementary teacher in the Altoona community. Funds raised will help offset medical expenses not covered by insurance like co-pays, medications, and travel for treatment which will allow him to focus on his recovery post transplant.

Updates (5)

September 10, 2021

We are very thankful for all donations coming in!

We are currently waiting for some more confirmations/testing from a living donor. We hope to know more in October.

Zach is in school teaching currently and that is where he loves to be…with his students.

Funds raised will help with relocation as he and a caregiver will be required to live near transplant center post transplant. Funds will also help the living donor with their out-of-pocket medical related expenses including relocation for their stay post transplant. The donor will also be required to stay for a time near the transplant center.

Next visit to transplant center is slated for October for further testing and check ups.

Again, Thank you for your support!

August 3, 2021

Thank you to all who came out in support of Zach on this past Saturday. We had a successful event and we are overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the donations and help!
-Family of Zach Noel

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August 3, 2021

Hey Zach, would you happen to be O+ blood or O- , I keep missing UPMCs call.


August 1, 2021

Hope you get well.

John Dorman

August 1, 2021

Wishing you a speedy recovery Zach!

Natalie Aikens

August 1, 2021

Prayers are with you and your family

Andrea Leeper