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Help Crystal Get A New Kidney!

Crystal Webster unexpectedly fell ill in July 2014 and was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulo Sclerosis (FSGS). Now 36 years old, she is in kidney failure and must undergo 4 hour dialysis treatments three days a week until a kidney becomes available for transplant. We are asking for everyone’s help in finding a living donor as well donations to help with the out-of-pocket medical expenses related to transplant. Please feel free to share a link, send an email, tell a friend, whatever you can do will always be greatly appreciated.

Updates (5)

November 28, 2017

Great News! Crystal got a healthy kidney and is recovering well. The Doctors are thrilled with her overall progress. We can't thank everyone enough for all of their support, donations, prayers and kind words. She should be back in full swing by 2018 and she is looking and feeling great! We will continue accepting donations here. These funds were always intended to help cover any prescription, doctor or equipment costs insurance won't cover (which is currently changing as we speak). We are so fortunate to have all of you in our corner. Please reach out with any questions or concerns: Steven - [email protected]

August 22, 2017

Some good news, but still waiting:

We've completed all the steps necessary to get Crystal back to "active" status on the Donor Recipient list!

As I imagine with all chronic illness/disease, there are good days and bad. Crystal has always had a fighting spirit, but more recently she has been unable to work as often as she would like due to the physical effects of dialysis and the kidney failure itself.

We eagerly anticipate the call that an organ has become available and pray its a good fit/match. It will mean surgery, recovery, time off work, new meds. It won't be easy, but it truly can't come soon enough.

As always, thank every one of you that has donated, shared links, said prayers or just said a kind word. We truly appreciate everyone's kindness and certainly understand most of you have your individual struggles as well. Times are not easy & things are not cheap, which is why even a dollar or two still means a lot. Because most people do not have it to spare. They will give it out of kindness, but go without something else. Generosity. Philanthropy. Acts of kindness, even on the smallest level, can truly make a huge difference, have a huge impact on someone's current outlook, or possibly the rest of their life.

That is huge. That is something we should teach, encourage and reward more. Not greed, giving. Not hate, loving. Not me, us. Not why, how.