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Michael has been an insulin-dependent diabetic since his youth. In 2000, Mike was diagnosed with kidney failure. His condition continued to deteriorate and he had to go on dialysis. Thanks to his brother and another donor family, Mike received a new kidney on June 27, 2018. They became the first in South Carolina to team up for a compatible kidney transplant exchange

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July 31, 2018

Michael Rau had his successful kidney transplant on June 27, 2018. The dedication of his brother in providing a kidney and his doctor in arranging a double transplant proves that we all are our brothers keepers. See this website.

November 7, 2016

Mike Rau was approved by the Medical University of South Carolina to go ahead with his kidney transplant.

November 2016

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August 18, 2017

Best Wishes Mike. Hope you and your family are doing well.

Anne and Bob Church

June 18, 2015

Mike it looks like your goal is getting closer! I will donate more when able! I miss our times together, especially the dog track!

Jody Dewberry Hattaway

May 30, 2013

Mike, our condolences on the death of your sister Theresa. We have sent a memorial check to HelpHOPELive in your honor to remember Theresa.

Jack and Pat, Taylors, SC