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Dear Family and Friends,

I am writing this letter on behalf of my husband Brad Vernet. Brad is on the active waiting list for a life-saving kidney transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Brad has had kidney disease for 20 years and was born with just one kidney. In the past year Brad’s kidney function has declined rapidly. We are also actively searching for a living donor that will be a match.

Updates (1)

July 28, 2014

It has been close to a year ago that we sent this letter to friends and family looking for a donor. Since then here's what's happened... Brad received a kidney from a dear friend, we raised enough money to cover uninsured medical expenses, we rekindled old friendships and made many new friends!

Brad and his donor Mike are doing extraordinarily well. We are so grateful!


April 1, 2014

Congratulations on finding a donor. I wish you the best with the surgery and recovery.

Will Evans, Massachusetts Teachers Association

February 14, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I hope a donor is found soon!

Kristin (Peterson) Tupper

December 17, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Brandon Vondersaar (former student of Katy) & his family: Clint, Anita, Tyler and Benjamin.