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Fundraiser Will Help Gypsum Woman Get Kidney Transplant

Emily Progin, Content Manager / 800.642.8399

Release: Immediate


Dine for a Cause on November 10 at Primavera Mexican Food in Eagle, CO

EAGLE, Colo.—This Friday, November 10, dine for a good cause at Primavera Mexican Food in Eagle to raise funds and hope. 45-year-old Veronica Venzor Mendoza of Gypsum is fundraising with the national nonprofit Help Hope Live for a life-changing kidney transplant.

Fundraiser Details

When: Friday, November 10 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Primavera Mexican Food (348 Grand Avenue, Eagle, CO 81631)

What: 15% of all food purchases will benefit the nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of Veronica Mendoza, assisting with Veronica’s fundraising efforts for a life-changing kidney transplant.

Why: Veronica has been fighting kidney failure for 13 years, surviving a cancer diagnosis and years of hardship to get to where she is today. She has finally qualified to join the kidney transplant waiting list. However, out-of-pocket costs are extensive, including travel to her transplant center in Denver, medications, and at least one month of lodging post-transplant.

Flyer: Attached

Donations: Can’t participate in-person? Tax-deductible donations can be made online at any time at:

Veronica’s Story

45-year-old Veronica Mendoza has been living with kidney failure for the past 13 years. In 2015, she finally had an opportunity to join the waiting list for a life-saving kidney transplant—however, just two years later, she was diagnosed with cancer, putting her transplant plans on hold.

In 2017, she began intensive cancer treatments while receiving dialysis to keep her kidneys functioning. Finally, in 2023, Veronica was declared cancer-free. She now has an opportunity to re-join the waiting list for a kidney transplant.

The associated financial burden is a significant barrier to transplant. Veronica will need to cover multiple critical costs out-of-pocket.

These costs include regular medical travel to her transplant center in Denver, medications and co-pays, and at least one month of local lodging in Denver post-transplant so her medical team can monitor her recovery.

That’s why Veronica turned to the trusted national nonprofit Help Hope Live. Donations can be made to Help Hope Live in Veronica’s honor at:

“Donations will help ease the financial burden of the transplant and help me focus on my recovery,” she explained. “My dream is to be able to travel, get back to work, and have a better overall quality of life.”

Donations to Help Hope Live 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 $172 million to pay patient expenses. ###

Written by Emily Progin