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Esther Mae’s Story: A True Friendship

May we introduce you to our friend, Esther Mae Jones. She is an active board member of the Portland Kidney Group, a volunteer with the NE Community Center, and a Soprano Section Leader and soloist with the St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Portland, OR. She is also a courageous woman who is working to complete her education to become a registered dietician while overcoming the rare form of kidney disease that has plagued her for the last three years.

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March 7, 2011

Another fantastic concert Feb 18, 2011

We are so thrilled to report that the second benefit concert in honor of Esther Mae at Tabor Space Feb 18th, 2011 was another rousing success as well! To date we've tallied over $2200 in donations both in person and online from this event, and are still tabulating more as we type this - thank you SO much to all who have contributed!! The concert was another outpouring of beautiful music, laughter and love, including the beautiful quilt featuring squares by various kidney transplant recipients on display. Thanks especially to Hillarie M. for her tremendous work pulling off this great event on behalf of her dear friend Esther, donor Sarah, and kidney "Sarita".

Also happy to report that Esther is still going strong, tucking into her books in preparation for finals at PSU this next week (March 6 as we type this).

And we are looking forward to some as additional as yet un-specified fund raising events, so stay tuned on Esther's main page (click on the "My Homepage" link in the upper right of this page to return there now.) We so appreciate everyone's strong support of our dear friend Esther Mae.

March 7, 2011

January 29th benefit concert a rousing success!

We are thrilled to report that the first benefit concert for Esther, held Saturday January 29, 2011 at First Unitarian Church in Portland, OR was a rousing success, netting $1400 in donations!! It was also truly an amazing outpouring of love and incredible music and talent on Esther’s behalf, including Esther herself singing beautifully! You can see a few pictures from the event in the Photos section (red button above.) Thank you SO much to all who came and participated in any capacity!!

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January 12, 2015


If you are the same Esther who has a sister named Sienna, please get in touch with me.

I'm your cousin, James, from Seattle. My direct email is

James Li

November 16, 2010

Yay, I found your fund raising page! I love Heather's write up about you, it captures you so very well! Can't wait to see the dollars rise on your fund raising thermometer!! And I'm SO happy you have a perfect match lined up - I'm SO excited for you!!Now let's rock this fund raising thing!!!

Jan Groh, Portland, OR

November 15, 2010

Hi Esther! Love You!

heather, astoria, oregon