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Michelle Mandly is only 30 years-old, and she is in desperate need of a lifesaving kidney transplant. Michelle was born with a severe birth defect of her kidneys, and her condition progressively worsened over the years. Eventually, her kidneys began to malfunction and she is now in end-stage-renal disease. Michelle undergoes lengthy and rigorous dialysis treatments in order to stay alive. However, these treatments will eventually lose their effectiveness, and Michelle will have no choice but to undergo kidney transplant surgery. Once a young, vibrant and active woman, more than ever Michelle wants her life back. She would like to go back to work after her transplant surgery, and resume the life she once knew; spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, and living her life to the fullest. Without a lifesaving kidney transplant, Michelle will no longer survive and her time here with family and friends will soon run out.

While transplants are lifesaving, they are also very expensive and Michelle needs your help. Michelle is currently undergoing extensive medical testing so she can be actively listed at the University of California, Davis Medical Center for her transplant.While her health insurance covers part of her surgery, Michelle has to travel over 300 miles every week for pre-transplant testing. She will also be required to pay out-of-pocket fees for travel and lodging, co-pays and deductibles, health insurance premiums and caregiver fees. Once she has her transplant surgery, Michelle will be required to take post-transplant, anti-rejection medications that she will need for the rest of her life. These out-of-pocket expenses are expected to cost upwards of $10,000/month, and Michelle needs your help.

Updates (2)

July 17, 2016

I have received a donated kidney. Please donate to those in need 🙂

May 27, 2015

I’m 30 years old setting up to have my first kidney transplant. Medically I am covered for now.I will be covered until three years after my surgery. However the road to my surgery is not covered.I will have to travel at least 300 miles a week for pre and aftercare work ups. I’m trying to raise money to help the financial burden of those who will be driving me back and forth to the hospital. My mother is preparing to be my donor and will be also taking the hour and a half drive back and forth.


December 1, 2015

I was a living donor for my daughter back in 1990. She passed away 2 years ago, awaiting another transplant. Take care of the new kidney and I will keep you in my prayers.


August 16, 2015

Good luck Michelle and Barbara. If you need anything..please let us know

Kathleen Mapes

August 3, 2015

I love you girl. I will be there to help you after the surgery.

Lynn Yamagata aka mum

July 20, 2015

Just made a donation. Hope you have a speedy and healthy recovery.

Marcus Dickinson