Today, the perma-cath was remove by the vascular surgeon, and my dialysis will rely on my grafts, exclusively. Yay!
Oct 18, 2017
I am pleased to inform everyone that the mew graft has succeeded and is operating well, and hopefully, the Parma-cath will be removed next week. Then, the graft will be ready to use, unilaterally! Yay!!
Sep 21, 2017
I had another attempt at a graft, to help with my dialysis. This is the 5th attempt, but they all seem to fail for one reason or another, getting clogged in the bypass. Lets pray this on works!!
Sep 05, 2017
September is going to be a banner month, I can feel it!I believe my Kidney 'fund will take off, and that a Kidney will be donated for me to get! Let's get together and make this happen! YES!
Sep 01, 2017
August was a banner month for me. I had a minor "face-plant" onto my neighbors asphalt driveway that resulted in a subdural hematoma (a brain bleed) and some scars by my right eye. I looked like...
Aug 10, 2017
It's been one rough month! July has seen me hospitalized 3 times for various ailments, from my dialysis port failing to throat constrictions. But I keep soldiering on, and thanks to all your...
May 20, 2017
HelpHopeLive has continued to provide assistance as I have transitioned to Dialysis. I have treatments 3 times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays for 3 hours for each session. I have lost...
Aug 14, 2016
Due to a most generous donation from Marafatsos & Sons construction, I have finally reached the halfway point in my campaign goal of $100,000! Thank you, Petros!
Jul 09, 2016
I've had an up and down few months, an aortic valve replacement done for aortic stenosis which resulted in a vast improvement in my cardio, but summer has need brutal. I've had balance issues and...
Apr 15, 2016
I would like to thank those anonymous Facebook friends who have been so generous in their contributions to my fund. Thank you for your generosity.
Mar 27, 2016
Easter 2016 - I just had successful Aortic Valve replacement surgery via my femoral artery. I am ecstatic over the results as I have a HUGE improvement in my ability to be more active. However,...
Feb 17, 2016
Update for January 2016
Trips to Labs and Doctors = 10 trips equaling 248 miles roundtrip Medical Update = Aortic valve need replacement Trans catheter surgery...
Jan 28, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR...WELCOME 2016! I am pleased to see we are ALMOST halfway to our goal of $100,000 dollars! Let's try to get over the halfway mark by digging deep and making a donation. Inform...
Dec 26, 2015
We are 1/3rd the way towards my goal of $100,000!! It has been a hard journey, but with the great support of family, friends and the community, we have reached a significant milestone in our...
Nov 21, 2015
I wish to thank all of those who have made such generous donations, organized by Radha Madhav Dham, Austin TX. Your help has made a HUGE difference in my ability to pay uninsured medical expenses....
Oct 19, 2015
Devotees can donate one of three ways:1) click green "Register" button below, 2) beneath Fundraising Activities, click "Radha Madhav Special Donation" 3) click http://bit.ly/specialdonati...
Jul 29, 2015
My fundraising is still active, but the going is slow. I have been in an "information dissemination" mode, to try to stir up interest. I must admit, its' slow going. More information to follow,...
Jun 18, 2015
I would like to thank all my Facebook friends who generously responded to my plea could help with jumpstarting my stalled fundraising effort. You are the bomb!!
May 19, 2015
I am honored to be the recipient of this years Palm Sunday luncheon fundraiser, held by the Ladies Philoptochos Society, Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington DC. Their...
May 02, 2015
Thanks to HelpHOPELive for their generous $1,000 patient grant. It helps me reach my fundraising goal.
Apr 17, 2015
Recent changes in Kidney transplant waiting lists has rearranged the protocol go allow dialyzed patients to bypass the waitlist and jump to the top of the list. This means many of us are dropped...
Apr 13, 2015
Once again, my heartfelt thanks to the Ladies Philopticos of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church for their sponsorship for a luncheon held at the Greek Island Village restaurant in honor...
Mar 30, 2015
I am proud to announce that the wonderful folks at Ideal Living of Sherman Oaks California has made a generous donation to my transplant fund. Innovators of Infomercials and Direct Marketing, they...
Feb 09, 2015
The Ladies Philopticos of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington DC has donated the proceeds from a Food Basket raffle to my Transplant Fund. I am so grateful for their...
Jan 27, 2015
Good news! My blood work is stable and my baseline creatinine levels are unchanged. I go back to my nephrologist in a few weeks to follow up. Here's hoping all continues as hoped!!
Jan 15, 2015
The homepage picture is a photo of my friend Cory Harrison a.k.a. "Big Boss" of the TV hit on the History Channel, "PawnStars" and my sweetheart, Alicia.
Jan 01, 2015
Happy New Year to all of you have given so generously to help me in achieving my goal !!
May "2015" bring you Health and Happiness in this coming year.
Dec 27, 2014
I would like to thank George and Bessie Koutras of Frederick, MD for their kind and generous contribution, and who helped fulfil a Christmas wish. σας ευχαριστώ !
Nov 19, 2014
A Turkey Basket Raffle will take place on Sunday, 11/22 at St Andrews Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Tickets are $5.00 and the proceeds will go to help the fund for Louie's kidney transplant !
Oct 24, 2014
I am happy to report that I was able to raise $ 750 during my weekend fundraiser in Austin, TX. My thanks to the directors of Radha Madhav Dham for donating the vendor booth and helping to make my...
Oct 21, 2014
I just attended a festival in Austin, where the folks at Radha Madhav Dham generously donated a vender booth where I could distribute literature concerning Kidney Donations, Myths and Facts, and...
Oct 11, 2014
I have high hopes in reaching my goal by summertime, My present campaign has only been active for a few months. Just keep spreading the word, and we will succeed in raising the necessary funds...
Sep 09, 2014
I am very blessed to tell you that another faith based organization has joined in this effort to reach my goal. Father Kosmas Karavellis, of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek orthodox church in...
Sep 08, 2014
Sts. Constatine and Helen Greek Orthodox church in Silver Spring Maryland has been featuring my fund in their Sunday bulletin as part of their community outreach program. I am honored that the...
Aug 21, 2014
To all of the 'anonymous' donors who so generously donated to my campaign, I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to you, as I can't thank you personally.
Your compassion is...
Jul 24, 2014
Thank you to those who have given so generously to this fund to date. With your continued help, we can attain our goal in no time!
Please let others know of this effort.
My most sincere...
Jul 18, 2014
My fundraising campaign is off and running! I am confident that with the help of generous donors, I will reach my goal in no time. Remember to pass this on to others who may feel the need to...
Jul 11, 2014
I am just starting my fundraising campaign to help with my kidney transplant. If you can help, please link to www.HelpHopeLive.org to contribute. All funds are tax deductible and will go only...