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Heather Needs Your Support!

Heather was 9 years old when diagnosed with Focal Segmented Glomerular Sclerosis (FSGS), a disease that attacked her kidneys. By age 13 she was on peritoneal dialysis. Then, at age 14, Heather received “the gift of life” from her dad on January 25, 1995, a day we have celebrated every year since. January 2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of that precious gift. However, through on-going monitoring of kidney function, tests indicate “dad’s kidney” is wearing out. Heather is presently being prepared for another kidney transplant.

Updates (5)

May 7, 2015

It has been officially one week since the gift of a normal life was given to me by my mom. The transplanted kidney is doing excellent and it has been amazing to see the huge change in my “blood levels” from the day before surgery to now…they look like totally new levels.
Mom and I are doing well, just taking it one day at time, and doing a little better each day.
The out pouring of the love and support by family and friends has been a true blessing from God, and has been/is so greatly appreciated in ways that cannot be explained in words.
The next six months will be filled with many doctor visits, lab work, and adjustment to all new medications and the side effects those bring. But I am looking forward to another 20+ years of health with the new kidney…and praying that it might even be more.
May you feel our Father’s love around you everyday.
Blessings, ~ Heather

January 23, 2015

An Update: First a huge thank you to all who have contributed to the medical fund. The goal was reached this week. I cannot express how grateful and blessed I am to have such a supportive group of family, friends and community. Now for some even bigger news, mom received the call yesterday that she is a match and has been approved as a donor for the transplant! We are still working out all the details as to when the surgery will take place, but it is looking like possibly this spring. I will continue to post updates as I know more. I appreciate everyone’s prayers and support as I approach the time of surgery – I pray that I can remain in relatively good health and have the strength to make it through my busy season at work. In Christ’s Love — Heather


January 22, 2015

Rob & Rita, Please accept this donation in honor of our many years of friendship and your most generous hospitality. Heather, we pray for you daily and trusting that the transplant can happen soon. ((hugs))

Harry & Cathy Moore

January 7, 2015

Heather, I may be out of sight, but you've been on my mind. I have - and will - pray for you. (by the way your hair looks fabulous in this photo!)

Nancy Allman-Bull

January 6, 2015

Praying for you to reach your goal and for God to shower you with His Love and Peace as you go through this process. I thank the Lord for your parents and the love and support they have given you all through the years. I am so happy that I learned about this campaign and I am thrilled to be able to help reach your goal and ease the financial burden. I am blessed with your friendship!

Michelle Pappas

January 5, 2015

We are all praying for you Heather and am so thankful to be able to help with your support. Much Love my FRIEND!

Michelle Samaha