Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you know, over 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with Lupus. I am now 46 years old, have struggled through many medical complications and hospitalizations. I am in end stage renal failure and for the past 7 years I have been on kidney dialysis 3 days every week. This is what is keeping me alive. I am not able to work or do many things that I used to be able to do.
My doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center have told me that my only option now is to receive a life-saving kidney transplant as soon as possible. While I am fortunate to have medical insurance there are many medical expenses that will not be covered and must be paid out of pocket. Some of these are co-pays, deductibles, travel to and from the transplant center, relocation at the time of transplant and I will be on a life-time of anti-rejection medications. This puts me up against a challenge that I cannot meet alone and desperately need your help.
To help reduce this financial burden, a fundraising campaign in my honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been as-sisting the transplant community for 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the New York Kidney Transplant Fund, and are ad-ministered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please, if you can, make a donation today.For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800.642.8399.
I would like to thank you in advance for your kindness, generosity and prayers.
December 16, 2013
keep the faith and never give up. In all things give thanks. I see myself in you we share the same complaints as far as Lupus and kidney failure. I too seek transplant. I will keep you in my prayers
October 27, 2013
hey Kelly thanks for your kind words love U.
October 8, 2013
Liz, you are a strong courageous woman and you are in my prayers. God bless you.
Kelly ~ Darcels sister