Amber Schober is a young woman who has been diagnosed with an extremely rare auto-immune disease called MPA. Her immune system attacked her kidneys causing them to fail. Because of this disease she had been on dialysis four times a day, seven days a week since last year when her kidneys began to fail. Amber has struggled through many medical complications and hospitalizations, and a kidney transplant is her only chance for survival. Amber has recently relocated from Salmon, Idaho, to Missoula, Montana. She is a single mother raising a beautiful daughter.
In a few months, if all goes well, Amber will receive the gift of life from her mother, a living donor kidney transplant. Because of the extraordinary expense of transplant, funding this life saving operation is a monumental task. Despite having insurance, many of Amber’s medical needs are not covered and must be made out of pocket. There are sure to be substantial uninsured costs such as life long immunosuppressant medications, travel to and from the transplant center, relocation at the time of transplant, and more. This presents a huge challenge Amber cannot meet alone.
May 14, 2008
I will say many prayers for you and your family. Prayers do come true if you have the faith. I will pass this along to all I know. Oh, by the way, Debbie Gage is my cousin. Take care and thinking of you all.
Sandy Carlson-Hartness in Wichita, KS
May 13, 2008
Amber,Deborah and Miss Charlee, know that my thoughs and prays are with all of you and i am so sorry you have to be going threw all of this..I will email this to all that i know so as to get any and all help for you, i dont have much but if you need or want me to temporarely,babysit/watch charlee for you at any time just call and i will do what i can to help out.. love and miss you Deborah Gage(tripp)
Deborah Gage(tripp), Stockton, California
May 12, 2008
Amber, Charlee, and Deborah our prayers are with you each and everyday. We love and miss you very much and if you need any help any help at all please don't be hesitant to call. We love you
Krystle Salisbury, Las vegas, Nevada
May 12, 2008
Amber, Charlee, and Deborah, I try to not be intrusive, but Please know that you are loved so much, and if there is anything I can help with, let me know.
Sandra Raya- Tripp, Henderson, Nevada