Drake Smith Kidney Fund

$2,400 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 34 months
Andrea Smith  CLEVELAND, OH
Drake Smith, a seventeen year old, high school Senoir at Beachwood High School in Beachwood Ohio and only child to cosmetologist Andrea Smith, was diagnosed two (2) years ago with 'Alports Syndrome', an acute, progressive kidney disease that creates inevitable kidney failure, sight loss and hearing modifications. However with the affects of the illness coupled with a three day per week dialysis regimen which began in August 2013, Drake and his mom are now enlisting your help for this extremely time sensitive matter. We would like to extend a unique oppurtunity to you in form of organ doantion and/or sponsorship! With your sponsorship it will aid us in bringing awareness to find a potential donor as well as raise awareness to this silent disease. Interested donors can be tested @ UH in Cle,OH by calling 216.983.5138. Donor matches are age specific (18-35) & matching blood type is 'B' ('O' may also be accepted). We thank you for your support, prayers and passing the word along, it means more to us than we can exspress!
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Update 3
Posted by Savannah Harmon
34 months ago
Thank you to 19 Action News for Airing Drake's story and allowing us to get the word out! We truly believe that someone will hear Drake's story and have the courage to save his life! #gettested #kidneyfordrake
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Update 1
Posted by Savannah Harmon
34 months ago
Ultimately our goal is to spred the word amongst as many people as possible in hopes that someone will be a willing donor! We are excited that the news media has heard our cry and will be conducting an interview of Drake to help us get the word out! We will keep you posted as to when and what channel to tune in soon! Spread the word like wild fire "Drake needs a kidney donor"!
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$2,400 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 34 months
Created January 29, 2014
Andrea Smith  
SK
$25
Sophie Kerman
26 months ago

Best of luck Drake.

$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
PW
$25
Patti Weisberg
30 months ago
$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
DR
$50
Debra Rapoport
31 months ago

Drake, I'm rooting for you... stay positive. Best, Debby Zelman Rapoport

$100
Anonymous
33 months ago
TW
$14
Tonya Williams
34 months ago
HB
$50
Haley Bogomolny
34 months ago
TH
$10
Tracey Herrod
34 months ago

Prayers going up!

DH
$36
Dorothy/Hyphen HP
34 months ago
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