Help Sean “Braxton” Martin Get His New Kidney!
Sean “Braxton” Martin, son of Barbara Martin of Dallas, TX and Tommy Martin (deceased) of Ruidoso, NM. is in need of a kidney transplant and needs the help of his community to make it happen. Transplants are lifesaving but very expensive.
Three years ago, 29 year old Braxton was diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy (IGAN), a debilitating disease that attacked his kidneys. He is no longer able to work, nor participate in the activities that he truly loved, such as hiking, rock climbing, boating, yoga, and running. He was rushed to the emergency room in Austin, TX to discover his kidneys were shutting down due to an undiagnosed kidney disease, IGAN.
Braxton is completely dependent on dialysis, which he undergoes at home four hours a day, seven days a week. His only chance to return to good health is a kidney transplant.
Braxton’s family and friends will start being tested in hopes of finding a kidney donor match. But, funding this lifesaving procedure is a monumental task, as there will be many medical expenses not covered by insurance: co-pays, anti-rejection medications, Braxton’s possible donor’s travel expenses across the country and more. These are adding up to more than the Martin family can handle alone.
To help with the financial burden of Sean “Braxton” Martin’s uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in his honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years. All donations are tax deductible, administrated by HelpHOPELive in the South-Central Kidney Transplant Fund, and are administrated by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider a contribution.
Your support is critical to the overall success of Braxton’s struggle. Please know that your contribution counts. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
Barbara Martin, mother
January 9, 2015
Thanks to all of you who want to help!
“Generosity consists not the sum given, But the manner in which it is bestowed” Mahatma Gandhi
December 31, 2014
You can give a tax deductible donation to my sons fund through this link. Thanks to all of you who want to help! My son, Braxton (29 yrs old) is a creative, artistic young man with a lot to give to this world. Our prayer for 2015 is that he receives the gift of life and he can resume living to his full potential!
December 23, 2014
This is my precious son who is fighting for his life due to kidney disease. You can give a tax deductible donation to his fund.Thanks to all of you who want to help! Braxton (29 yrs old) is a creative, artistic young man with a lot to give to this world. Our prayer for 2015 is that he receives the gift of life and he can resume living to his full potential!
December 21, 2014
Christmas is around the corner, which means everyone is busy with family and friends and making wonderful memories! My son is so close to finding a kidney donor, which an absolute Christmas Miracle but it also means a lot of recovery time headed his and the donor’s way, we are definitely grateful for any last minute donations to help him get through this surgery and recovery.
I probably won’t be posting again until after Christmas so from my son and I we wish each and everyone of our family and friends a very Merry Christmas!
Please don’t forget if you donate before Dec. 31 you can enjoy tax savings in 2014!
December 20, 2014
This has been a long 3 year journey! We have been praying for a Christmas Miracle, which God has given us a wonderful group of such amazing caring family and friends that are donating to my son’s fundraiser then all the sudden God lead me to a group of people that are complete strangers that are willing to get tested to see if we can find a kidney donor for my wonderful precious son for a Christmas Miracle! Wow such amazing people surrounding my son!
“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” Well said Dr. Seuss~
December 15, 2014
“The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.”
Thank you to each and everyone that has opened your heart and wallet to help with my sons kidney transplant fundraiser. Any donations during the month of Dec. you will enjoy the tax savings for 2014! XOXO’s
November 22, 2014
The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” is so true, even once they are grown I am still trusting in our village! Please donate to my son’s kidney transplant fundraiser, any amount will help. God Bless
November 18, 2014
Please help support our urgent, fundraising mission. Every cent counts, but even if all you can do is forward this link to as many people you know, you will have our eternal gratitude.
With your help, we can reach our goal to cover my son’s out of pocket expenses and help him with living expenses while he is unable to work due to his kidney failure.
Thank you from the bottom our hearts, with all of the gratitude and affection we could possibly offer:
Determined, hopeful and eternally grateful,
November 17, 2014
Armed with our positive attitude and inherent stubborn nature, We keep our minds focused and our life moving forward. We stop to rest, pout and even cry sometimes, but always, We get back up. Life is giving my son this challenge and we will plow through it, out of breath with our heart’s racing if we have to.
Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in advance for your gracious contribution,
November 16, 2014
Yes this is how I spend my Saturday nights but I’m a mother on a mission to save her sons life by raising money to assist with his pre & post kidney transplant out of pocket expenses.
Financial burden is just another challenge transplant recipients have to face.
Anti-rejection medications are very costly, ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 a month.
Planning ahead can help to avoid facing an unexpected large pharmacy bill immediately after the surgery; therefore any contribution to his fundraiser is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to each and every one that has already contributed!
November 14, 2014
We are extremely hopeful that a transplant will be within a couple of months; therefore I will be promoting my son’s fundraising page quite often in order to get assistance with his out of pocket expenses!
Transplants are not cheap even with insurance! The out of pocket expenses for just his anti-rejection medication can be a devastating but without the medication the transplant will fail!
We have joined forces with HelpHopeLive which is a non-profit organization set up for transplant and catastrophic injured patients! Your contributions are tax deductible, 2014 is quickly coming to an end contributing to his fundraiser would be a wonderful tax deduction!
This has been a journey that has completely changed our lives but through the prayers and love from family and friends my son has stayed strong even through the darkest days! We both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being there for us!
Xoxo’s to all!
November 10, 2014
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher Reeve~
November 7, 2014
What causes IgA nephropathy?
The causes of IgA nephropathy are not well understood. The disease seems to cluster in certain families and in certain areas of the world. It rarely occurs in people of African heritage. These facts suggest that genetic influences may play a role in the development of the disease.
November 7, 2014
In many parts of the world, IgA nephropathy is the most common form of glomerulonephritis–a disease that damages the tiny filtering units of the kidney, called glomeruli. The damage caused by IgA nephropathy results from abnormal deposits of a protein called “IgA” in the glomeruli.
One of the kidney’s most important jobs is to filter toxic waste products from the blood, and the glomeruli play a key role in this process. As more glomeruli are damaged by the IgA protein, the kidney progressively loses its ability to clear wastes from the body. In some patients with IgA nephropathy, this loss of kidney function progresses to chronic kidney failure, which requires dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant.
IgA Nephropathy is sometimes called “Berger’s Disease,” because a French physician named Berger was one of the first to describe the disease.
November 4, 2014
Braxton is moving closer and closer to his transplant and your support is making each days worries a little lighter!
We are truly blessed to have such wonderful family and friends!
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
October 28, 2014
Braxton has started the process of all his transplant work up with a possible donor! We are so blessed and praying for a match!
November 11, 2014
Be On Guard. Stand Firm In The Faith. Be Courageous. Be Strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 Blessings & Love Always :)
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In honor of Sean Braxton Martin
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