JACK-Needs a kidney transplant on1/14!

$6,011 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 48 months
Karen Willis  ALDIE, VA
Jack has been approved as a candidate for kidney transplant in PA.  We currently live in the DC area, and are trying to find a way to fund his surgery this month.  Feline kidney transplant has an estimated cost of 16-20K.  Any donations are greatly appreciated!  Or anyone to organize a group of elves to help collect donations!

Happy Holidays!

Karen
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Update 12
Posted by Karen Willis
47 months ago
To all of our wonderful, kindred spirits... We did it!' Surgery today went very well! Jack and Ziti are recovering and are doing great! Words can't express the awe we feel in such a united effort. Your donations helped get us here, but your hope and belief sustain us. You've touched our hearts a million fold. We can't thank you enough!! More updates to follow in the coming days.

With the most love and gratitude,

Jack, Ziti, and Karen
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Update 11
Posted by Karen Willis
47 months ago
And this morning we have reached our goal. It's amazing..thank you to each one of my family and friends that have supported us whether it was via $ or with lending an ear and kind words. I am also in wonder of the new friends we have made along this journey. Can't wait to keep you posted. Jacks surgery is officially tomorrow morning!
Hugs!

Karen
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Update 10
Posted by Karen Willis
47 months ago
Getting closer! Thank you, my family, friends, and Lil Bubelievers!
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Update 9
Posted by Karen Willis
47 months ago
Thank you so much to everyone that has helped us! FYI... I started this campaign for Jack in early December, praying and hoping that I could pull funds together via FB friends and family to cover the difference between what I have on my own and what estimated total costs would be for the surgery. As you can imagine, this past week I have had in depth conversations with our surgeon, since we were only a week away from surgery covering all details of unexpectancies. There are some "what ifs", such as if Jacks blood pressure levels are unstable during surgery, there may be a need for a blood transfusion or if the new kidney throws a clot. If there are no complications, then the estimates for surgery should be accurate. If a blood transfusion or any other complications then costs could go up. When I started this campaign, with the estimates I was given, I set our goal at $5,000 based on the funds that we needed to add to ours to get to surgery. Two days ago I increased our goal from $5000 to $6000 in order to be prepared for any additional costs that would come from complications during surgery, since the funds that I have available will not change. I would like to assure everyone that IF there are no complications that lead to additional charges in the surgery room, then if anything above $5000 is raised in our campaign, that we will gladly donate the additional $1000 to another pet in need so that your donations are purely used to help other pet owners that are in need of financial assistance. We are 2 1/2 days from surgery so I will keep everyone posted on our story as it unfolds on Monday late afternoon and during the week after. Again, many thanks to everyone for helping us get here! If you have any direct questions, please feel free to email me at kmwillis13@aol.com. I am more than happy to share info on the vet costs we have incurred since Jacks kidneys failed 3 months ago, to the costs we will have for surgery. Typically, the cats will not be discharged until a week after surgery. But I can directly email the hospital invoiced after surgery or provide the estimates that have been given to me by the hospital.

Much love,

Karen and Jack
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Paul Sandel
47 months ago

Irene, I don't know you...but I LOVE YOU!!! :) LOL!

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Paul Sandel
47 months ago

Shanna, I will put my trust out there and cover your donation and you can pay me back after the 18th. Deal? Just let me know.

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Shanna Nowosielski
47 months ago

I would love to donate but I am not able to until 1/18. Can I pledge an amount to give at that time?

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Karen Willis
48 months ago

Love you Kimmie MC! Thanks for your support, not just with your donation, but always.

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Karen Willis
48 months ago

Tina!! I love you! Thank you for being our 1st donation! I need a bartender bell to ring!!! Merry Christmas to you!

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$6,011 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 189 people in 48 months
Created December 06, 2012
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$5
Nicole G.
47 months ago
CP
$5
Cynthia P.
47 months ago

Good luck, Jack!

$5
Anonymous
47 months ago
KF
$5
Kopels Family
47 months ago

Good Luck Jack!!

$5
Susan Durrant
47 months ago
MB
$5
Megs Burd
47 months ago
RC
$5
Renee Centore-Kelly
47 months ago
CM
$5
Cara M
47 months ago

Sorry I can't give more-- best of luck, Jack and Karen!

LD
$5
Lauren Darcy
47 months ago

Best of luck, Jack!

CH
$5
Carrie H
47 months ago
Paul Sandel
47 months ago

Irene, I don't know you...but I LOVE YOU!!! :) LOL!

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Paul Sandel
47 months ago

Shanna, I will put my trust out there and cover your donation and you can pay me back after the 18th. Deal? Just let me know.

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Shanna Nowosielski
47 months ago

I would love to donate but I am not able to until 1/18. Can I pledge an amount to give at that time?

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Karen Willis
48 months ago

Love you Kimmie MC! Thanks for your support, not just with your donation, but always.

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Karen Willis
48 months ago

Tina!! I love you! Thank you for being our 1st donation! I need a bartender bell to ring!!! Merry Christmas to you!

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