Sarah Needs Your Help
Dear Family and Friends,
January 10, 2019
Sarah received her kidney in February 2016, ending dialysis that had kept her alive for over five years! We are so thankful for for the family whose donation of a young man’s organs which he no longer needed is now keeping several others alive. All of the donors to this fund, and all of those who have prayed for Sarah are deeply appreciated.
September 18, 2018
Sarah got a kidney on Feb 23, 2016, after a young man lost his life suddenly after a head injury, and his generous family chose to let him live on through others. Her numbers have been good at each appointment, so it seems that his kidney was just right for her body! The kidney was already functioning when she came out of surgery. Just a couple of days after the transplant, her memory was better, and she felt less tired than she had felt in years!
She was able to join the workforce by fall of 2016, so her Social Security disability payments ended, and she now pays for her own Medicare, which will go stop three years after transplant, in February, 2019. We just requested distribution from her Help Hope Live fund to pay the $ 804 premium. She is no longer eligible for Medicaid or the supplement that she had while she was on dialysis. So far, she has not had to request help with her anti-rejection (and many other) medications, that can run well over $2000 a month, because Medicare covers a portion of that, enough to justify the premium cost. She has migraines, stomach issues, and neuropathy that are residual of the treatments she has had, so she has extra meds that were not anticipated. However, compared to dialysis, she is happy to accept side effects!
She will continue to need supplemental insurance, even if she has work provided insurance, because many post transplant treatments are not fully funded. She really appreciates the funds that are on hand to help cover the shortages.
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February 18, 2015
Sarah, You are an amazing young woman! I am Blessed to call you cousin. Love. Love. your smile and wonderful attitude for life. Praying for you. Love, Shawn & Doug Willibey :)
November 10, 2012
Praying for you Sarah and your family. I am glad to help pass on the way to donate.
Kelly Cummings/ Wellington
July 8, 2012
This friend of your Uncle Freddy holds you in her heart this morning.
Mary Grace Ketner, San Antonio
January 12, 2012
Sarah, be strong in the Lord! You can do all thing with Him that strengthens you! You are in my thoughts and prayers Sarah. You are an awesome woman and you are going to beat this thing and go on to live a wonderful life. God has a plan for you!!!
Carie McCowen Abilene, Texas