No results found. Please try modifying your search.

Community Helping Mom of Seven Get Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Emily Progin, PR and Communications Coordinator / 800.642.8399

Release: Immediate


“Her Life Depends on Your Support”

DUNCAN, Okla.—The Duncan community is rallying to provide help and hope for one of their own at a time of overwhelming need. Pearl Brown, a mother of seven and grandmother, needs financial help to fund the gift of new life through a kidney transplant. Loved ones have partnered with a trusted national nonprofit, Help Hope Live, to fundraise online and in-person.

Pearl is the 41-year-old mother of five biological children and two adopted children with five grandchildren and one more on the way. Pearl is living with just 6% of her kidney function, which means she is in end-stage kidney failure. She needs a kidney transplant to survive.

Unfortunately, the gift of life is not free. Pearl and her family are preparing for the daunting out-of-pocket costs associated with a kidney transplant, even with insurance. These expenses include anti-rejection medications that range between $150 and $350 per prescription. Pearl has been told to estimate expenses of over $3,500 that insurance won’t fully cover.

That’s why her loved ones have turned to the trusted national nonprofit Help Hope Live for fundraising. Tax-deductible donations can be made at:

Fundraising efforts will also include in-person fundraisers, including a September 17 BBQ fundraiser at Keystone Tractor (3555 Highway 81). Details:

Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be managed by the nonprofit to cover verified medical and related expenses. Help Hope Live verifies medical and financial need for every patient.

Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in secure, tax-deductible fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $165 million to pay patient expenses. ###

Written by Emily Progin