Michelle Needs Your Help With Kidney Transplant Expenses
Michelle Radin first discovered she had a serious kidney disease called FSGS in March of 2007. She was in and out of the hospital countless times the first few years, and had to close her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. In September of 2009, she began seven-day-a-week, overnight dialysis treatments at home.
One year later, in October of 2010, she received a kidney transplant, but learned only days after the transplant that the disease had returned in the new kidney. The disease didn’t let up and two years later, the new kidney completely failed, putting her back on dialysis, now three times a week in a clinic. She is hoping to have another transplant, but it is uncertain how long she will have to wait for that day. She looks forward to getting back to her life and work as it was before.
After almost seven years of medical expenses combined with a loss of income, savings have run out. Fundraising was recommended to Michelle to help with the burden of medical expenses she faces each year (between $15,000 and $20,000 per year) while waiting for another transplant. In the meantime, she’s working on building an online business related to her counseling practice that she can run from anywhere, even a dialysis chair. Michelle looks forward to being productive, living each day with purpose, and getting back to being self-sufficient. In the meantime, she appreciates any support that can be offered during this difficult time.
Family and friends of Michelle are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
Michelle has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.
For more information, please contact Help Hope Live at 800.642.8399.
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