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12 yr old Markus has kidney failure

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Raised by 14 people in 12 months
Created December 20, 2017
This is my 12 yr old nephew Markus.  Several weeks ago Markus started having severe health issues which led to the diognosis of Acute Kidney Failure. 

The doctors are continuing to do more and more testing but have not yet been able to find the cause of his kidney failure.  While they have ruled out lots of possabilities, we are no closer to  understanding why.

Currently my brother is laid off from his job, and they have 3 children. With the countless dr appointemnts, hospital visits etc their family is now under severe financial strain.  Not only are they not in a position to give the kids the Christmas  they want, they are nearing the possability of loosing thier home!

Family is trying to pull together to get some gifts for the kids for the holidays, but it's tight for everyone and we can only do so much between a few people.

Any help at this point is greatly appreciated!  Anything raised will go to help the family with medial expenses, travel expenses for Markus's appointments and hopefully a little help with thier mortgage to ensure they can keep thier home! 

Thank you to everyone for reading!  If you can't help, it's ok, please just help us share!
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Update 12/27/2017 : Markus was able to be home for Christmas. Back to the Dr's and more labs today to see if the treatments are working on the one kidney. Will update when we know more.

Thank you to everyone that came together to make sure this he had a great Christmas! The kids had a great time home together!
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Update 12/23/2017
Today we were told that one of his kidneys is dead and unrepairable. The other is severly damaged. He is currently on a large amount of mess that he will need to take daily now. They are using a steroid to see if they can get the other kidney to functin better. If that doesn't work he will begin dyalsis and then adventually go on the transplant list. As Christmas draws near , this reminds me to be thankful for my family and what's really important. My brother and his family as you can imagine are trying to hold it together and stay positive for Markus l, but the situation is definitely taking. It's toll on each of them. Please say a prayer for them and for Markus to get better. Hug your babies every chance you get!
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Update : As of now Markus has been admitted to Strong. We still do not have any answers as to why his kidneys are failing . They are currently trying steroid treatment to see if it will help. If that is not successful then the next step will be dialysis. We have been told that unfortunately he most likely will not be home for Christmas , however if there is some improvement we might be able to get a day pass . We appreciate all of your continued support as this has been especially difficult on the entire family. This time of year is hard enough financially , but to be separated from loved ones is the worst ! The staff at the hospital has been amazing and even pulled together a few gifts for him. Thank you to everyone who had donated anything in any way, it means he world right now and every little helps! Merry Christmas to everyone. Hoping for a better update next time !
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Raised by 14 people in 12 months
Created December 20, 2017
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