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Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you already know, for the last two years, my father Alex Maxwell has been courageously battling end stage renal disease. For two years now, Alex has been on dialysis three days per week, four hours a day. This is keeping him alive. Though he is doing fairly well on this treatment, he is still unable to work. We are told that his only real shot at a long and healthy life is to receive a kidney transplant as soon as possible.
My dad loves to fish and visit with his friends. His hope is that a successful transplant will allow him to go back to work driving trucks. Currently, he is on the transplant waiting list at St. David’s Northwest Medical Center in Austin. However, due to the extraordinary expense of transplantation, as well as Alex’s inability to work, funding this life-saving operation is a monumental task. Despite having Medicare, many of his medical needs are not covered and must be paid out-of-pocket, including co-pays, doctor visits, travel to and from the transplant center, and the costly anti-rejection medications he will have to take for the rest of his life. This presents a challenge my dad cannot meet alone.
To help with his uninsured costs, a fundraising campaign in Alex’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the South-Central Kidney Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. You can help make a difference in Alex’s life. Please consider making a contribution.Together we can make a difference by assisting Alex during this difficult time. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
Illya Maxwell
512-945-3039 /


August 9, 2013

Stay strong Uncle Alex....I am pushing this cause for you and praying everyday! Love you!!

Shannon Maxwell