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Family and friends of Tom Mayer are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

Tom has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive – The Leader in Fundraising Assistance and Support for Transplant and Catastrophic Injury in part because HelpHOPELive provides both tax-deductibility and fiscal accountability to contributors. Contributors can be sure that funds contributed will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800-642-8399.

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Updates (1)

October 11, 2011

Surgery Day Update

9:14: Janice's surgery has started

9:56:  Tom's surgery has started

11:15: Both Surgeries are reportedly going as planned

1:15:  Janice is finishing surgery.  Tom has been in surgery for 2.5 hours, and is doing well.

1:30:  Janice has been moved to post anesthesia.  She is sleeping and stable.

3:35:  Tom is out of surgery.  According to the surgeon, the procedure went textbook perfect!  The surgeons did end up removing Tom's right kidney.  Janice is doing well, and is now in the company of her family.

Thursday, October 13:

Tom looks great and is doing well.  He is sitting up in his chair, and the swelling in his hands and feet is down!  Janice is also doing well.  Both Tom and Janice are feeling a bit nauseated, but are on the right road to recovery!  They both want to thank EVERYONE for all the well wishes!

Saturday, October 15:

Tom ate solid foods for the first time today!  Janice is also doing great.  Jim and the kids brought her over to see Tom for the first time since the surgery.  Janice is scheduled to head home late tonight!


Monday, October 17:

Tom is home!  Thank you everyone for the well wishes!



October 29, 2011

My family and I are praying for you...God Speed!!!
Hope to hear from you soon!

Paul Baines & Family

October 19, 2011

I'm thrilled to hear that your surgery went well and that you're home. Please take the time to rest and recover and don't rush back to work too soon. Stay in touch. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Mark Fink - West Palm beach, Fl.

October 16, 2011

Hi Tom! We wanted to "stop by" and say hello! We are praying that your recovery is swift and as painless as possible, and we are praying the same for Janice. Can't wait to see you comfortable at home again!!!

The Edmondsons :)