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Dear Friends, thanks to the amazing generosity of so many people, I received the miracle of a kidney transplant in April of 2018. This life-saving gift came after seven years on dialysis and nearly ten years after I was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure. I am so, so grateful, and I wish that was the end of my story, but after almost two years without problems, my body is now rejecting that kidney. I need your help again!

Kidney disease leads to many other medical complications and hospitalizations. As I am undergoing tests and as a plan to deal with this new challenge is crafted by my medical team, I’m facing a lot of uncertainty, but trying to keep my spirits up. There is so much I want to live for –my three children and my nine grandchildren (the newest is about to be born tomorrow, Jan 19!!). I want to be able to give back for all the blessings I’ve received. But the cost of staying alive is very high. Despite having insurance, many of my medical needs are not covered and must be paid out-of-pocket. On top of the on-going expenses I’ve been paying, now there will be many new ones.

Updates (17)

March 31, 2020

Sunday, April 5th will be 2 years since my transplant. I am blessed and thank God and all who have helped me and supported me throughout the years God bless you all.

December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Happy Holidays to all

I am now Number 3 on the transplant list.

Thank you for all of your support......


December 7, 2020

Praying for you Joyce.

Pavolka Pavolka

February 4, 2020

To my favorite Godmother. :)

Stay strong!

Kevin & Diana

Kevin & Diana Pagliarini

January 30, 2020

You are in our prayers, Joyce!

Susan Ashton