SAVE MY KIDNEY, SAVE MY LIFE!
So, here’s the scoop.
I didn’t want to do a Kickstarter or a Gofundme campaign and put my life story in the public eye. I’m only reaching out to my dearest friends and family for support at this time.
Most people don’t know I have had a very painful medical condition for the past 33 years. Without going into too much detail, I will say it’s made me a lot stronger and a more compassionate human being, but yeah – it’s been rough to say the least. I’ve been able to keep it in check through natural means and a very strict diet. Sadly, more recently in September, 2015 it decided to attack my kidney and I was given a “temporary surgery” which did save my life at the time. As a result I need follow up surgery from a specialist in order to save my kidney and hopefully rid of this disease forever. I was so happy to find a world-renowned specialist in San Jose, California, but unfortunately, my Health Insurance does not cover the surgery. Since the specialist is not local it requires travel and staying up north for a week, then 4-6 weeks to heal. I’ve decided to do the surgery on December 10th, because I need to get it done as the doctors say, “sooner than later.”
This is where I need your help. Cost of surgery, travel and living expenses amount to $35,000.00. I know it’s a lot, and it’s very sad that in the United States, insurance companies don’t want to pay specialists to do their job, since I’m already paying over $500.00/month just on Health Insurance.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
I’m asking that you please make a donation of any size to help me save my kidney and my life! Every little bit helps, and I receive your contribution to saving my life, with deep gratitude!
If you already have a PayPal account, send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org via Family & Friends! THANK YOU!
Sincerely in love and gratitude,