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As many of you know, for the past several years my husband, Wes, has been courageously battling end-stage renal disease. He has been on dialysis– three days per week, four hours each day for the last five years. Although dialysis is keeping him alive, his quality of life is poor as he cannot work or enjoy his family. A kidney transplant is his only chance for a healthy life.

Wes has completed his medical evaluation at Intermountain Medical Center. However funding the life-saving operation is a monumental task. Even with insurance, Wes will have many uninsured, transplant-related expenses such as: co-pays and deductibles, doctor visits, travel and temporary relocation near to the transplant center and the costly immunosuppressant medications that he will need to take for the rest of his life (estimated right now to be between $20,000 and $40,000). In order to be placed on the active transplant waiting list, we must first raise $15,000 – a challenge we cannot meet alone.

Updates (5)

January 19, 2015

We had a wonderful Holiday Fundraiser. Thanks to Bar None & Brad Lavell, wonderful music. Thanks to all that donated.

June 25, 2014

We had a very cool fundraiser! Now I need to get creative!! Thanks to all who donated. That total should be jumping soon!!!


May 27, 2017

Hi Wes, so sad to hear you have had health problems. I will love to help but am out of town at the moment and can help when I get back home. You have a lovely family. God bless and you will hear from me next week. Your old friend from Maywood, Karen Boudreaux Rozum

Karen Boudreaux Rozum

October 31, 2013

My dad is the best! I love him so much!

Sarah Lang