Kidney for Maddie

$4,370 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 25 months

Hi! My name is Maddie, and I am 17 years old and I am in need of a kidney transplant.  My father has had two kidney transplants. One from his mom and the last of which my mom donated for him. This was about three years ago.  My dad and I have a genetic disease called Alport's syndrome. It normally doesn't affect females as much as males, but not in my case.  (I guess I'm just that that way!) Anyway, I am now at the point where dialysis is getting close. I am hoping to get a transplant before I need dialysis, but time will tell. Medical costs are crazy high and I'm doing this to help with the costs as well as get the word out about organ donation. So many people could be saved if more just registered as organ donors. Luckily, we are born with two kidneys, and we really only need one to live an entirely normal life! So, I guess what I am trying to say is be an organ donor and save a life! Donating life to another is one of the greatest gifts a person can give. I would be forever grateful and thankful to recieve a new kidney. I would love to spread awarness about not only organ donation, but also Kidney Disease as well.

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Haven't posted on the Go Fund Me in a while. Busy month! Maddie received a beautiful healthy kidney on November 23rd. My co-workers husband is her hero! Maddie is still in ICU....but is doing great! Her donor Frank is home now and doing wonderful. We are so excited for the New Year. Maddie is postponing college until fall 2017. It will be quite a while before her medication doses are stable. Lots of blood work and follow ups. We are forever grateful for all of the love and support we have received. Thank you to everyone!!!!!
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Update on Maddie. She is scheduled for a kidney transplant on November 23rd. Her donor is the husband of a co-worker. Aka...an angel! Maddie is beyond excited. Excited to begin her life as she deserves! We are struggling with her dialysis catheter. It is touch and go. Trying to just keep it going for a few more weeks. Thanksgiving will have a whole new meaning.
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Update on Maddie. Dialysis is rough. Her dialysis catheter isn't working very well. They have tried everything. Looks like we will probably have to go in and have a new dialysis catheter put in.
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Update on Maddie...she had her dialysis catheter placed today. She starts dialysis tomorrow. 3 days a week for 3.5 hours. She isn't feeling so hot right now. She went into it with smiles though.
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Taylor Turner
25 months ago

Im willing to donate if we are a match

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Ro Watson
25 months ago

I'm willing to see if we are a match !

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Destinie Miner
22 months ago

I'm 100% open to seeing if we are a match and helping in anyway!

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Tina Katharine Leslie
23 months ago

In willing to donate if we are a match please tell me how I can go about doing it

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Angel Lee
25 months ago

Please let me know howi can figure out if im compatible with maddie to donate one of my kidneys thank you i dont have anything to donate but i do have my kidney to donate

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Jakobb Bradbury
25 months ago

I'm registered as a donor, I would love to donate if possible. :')

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25 months ago

I'm a registered donor! Always willing to help if we're compatible.

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$4,370 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 25 months
Created May 12, 2016
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Reata Pharmaceuticals
4 months ago

Reata wishes you continued success in your fundraising efforts. Thank you for building awareness of Alport syndrome through your willingness to share your story. For more information on CARDINAL, our clinical trial/research study for patients (ages 12‐60) with Alport syndrome, visit www.CARDINALclinicaltrial.com. All study visits and study medication are provided at no cost. The study is open to family members, and participants may be compensated for time/travel.

KK
$50
Kerry Keys
18 months ago

Merry Christmas!

TB
$100
Terry Bowie
19 months ago

Will keep you in my prayers.

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Anonymous
21 months ago
CL
$50
Catherine Ledesma
22 months ago

Maddie is in my thoughts and prayers!

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Anonymous
23 months ago
Taylor Turner
25 months ago

Im willing to donate if we are a match

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Ro Watson
25 months ago

I'm willing to see if we are a match !

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Destinie Miner
22 months ago

I'm 100% open to seeing if we are a match and helping in anyway!

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Tina Katharine Leslie
23 months ago

In willing to donate if we are a match please tell me how I can go about doing it

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Angel Lee
25 months ago

Please let me know howi can figure out if im compatible with maddie to donate one of my kidneys thank you i dont have anything to donate but i do have my kidney to donate

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Jakobb Bradbury
25 months ago

I'm registered as a donor, I would love to donate if possible. :')

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25 months ago

I'm a registered donor! Always willing to help if we're compatible.

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