Khaven is a 61-year old husband, father, and grandfather. He desperately wants to live for his family. He needs a kidney transplant to do that.
He was first diagnosed with kidney failure three years ago. Then, in December 2014, it was discovered that his kidneys were in total failure. He now receives dialysis five (yes, five!) days a week and must raise money for transplantation and all that comes with it.
July 24, 2015
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July 20, 2015
WE DID IT!!! We exceeded our initial fundraising goal of $3800 which is what the transplant committee at the Mayo Clinic asked us to get so that my dad, Khaven Neak, could get on the transplant list. It was with all of your help that we did it. THANK YOU!
I am deeply humbled and so incredibly grateful. Those of you that know me well know that I tend more towards being stoic but once I realized that we were actually able to reach our goal, I /might/ have shed a tear or two.
I really can’t believe it!
Anyway, even though we have reached this first milestone, donations will continue to be accepted here via HelpHOPELive, a non-profit organization that is dedicated solely to providing financial support to those living through the transplant process and those dealing with catastrophic injury or illness.
You may wonder why we will continue to accept donations now that our initial goal has been met. Well, it is because this was just the first leg of our journey. We expect that now we have successfully raised this money, my dad should be on the transplant list before the close of business next week.
Then, the real work begins; we will campaign to find a living donor. The efforts involved in doing so will cost money. Afterwards, God willing, once we have a donor, the cost really starts to skyrocket. But, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in sharing your spare and becoming a living kidney donor, visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/forms/living-donor.
You can also reach out to our assigned social workers, Karen or Alexandra, at Mayo Clinic at 904.956.3201. Susann, our fundraising coordinator here at HelpHOPELive will also be happy to answer any questions and she can be reached at 800.642.8399 extension 22.
Once again, I do not even have the words to express how grateful I am to y’all.
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July 16, 2015
Your family is in my prayers.