The Perfect Match

$2,635 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 22 days
Jennifer Nicole Terrance  SUFFOLK, VA
On January 25th 2017 Cindy and Scott Chafian celebrate their 20th Anniversary. This is a beautiful milestone in marriage. Usually couples get to throw a big party or maybe renew their vows. But they won't be getting to do any of that. In fact they'll both be in separate hospital rooms recovering. The day before their anniversary on January 24th they're scheduled for a kidney transplant. Cindy has been on dialysis for nearly two years now. She's endured an incredible health battle that's taken a huge emotional and physical toll on her and her whole family. Surgery after surgery, so many incredible challenges. Their home life has been rocked. Finally they get their chance. Scott's kidney is a perfect match for Cindy in a divine way. Doctors have told them that Scott is the cleanest donor candidiate he has seen in 5 years. This couple was truly meant to be. The challenges they've faced together as a family of 8 would tear many couples apart. But this couple just gets stronger and more determined and resilient. This kidney transplant will mean so much for their family in the long term. Like a dream they can't even possibly imagine at this point honestly. But what it means right now is two parents undergoing a surgery on the same day to save one parents life and vastly improve her quality of life. This is a genuine leap of faith, one they are excited for. It also means in the short term that they need support from friends and family like never before. Please help me show love and support for the Chafian family during this time of preparation. For the next few weeks they'll be on a roller coaster of emotions leading up to the big event. They'll be needing financial support since neither of them will be able to work. They'll also be needing meals and cleaning services. Other needs may come up in the future but for now let's show love and help in any way we can. If you know the Chafian family personally please forward donations to them directly. Thank you and God bless.
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Annie M Walters
10 days ago

I would like to thank each and every one of you that has offered prayers, shared this amazing post and donated money. Cindy is my daughter and I'm so grateful to Scott for doing this for her and my family. Thank you all and many Blessing to you and your loved ones.

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Glenn Croc Millar
5 days ago

As a living kidney donor and part of an amazing chain, (see link to story below), it's a wonderful gift your husband is giving you. Best of luck to the both of you. I also want to tell others who might be reading this, that giving a kidney is something that you can do too! It is not nearly as traumatic on the body as it was just a few years ago. They now do laparoscopic surgery. All the donors in our chain were 100% recovered in 3 weeks. I had three tiny pinpoint scars from the surgery, (which have now disappeared a year later), and a 3 inch hardly visible scar where they removed the kidney. It looks like a caesarean scar. So, if you have ever thought about being a donor, do it! And you don't have to be a match. If you are not, they put you in the cross match program, (like I was) and that way you get to help two people! https://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-atkinson/a-chain-of-love-or-how-to-save-five-lives/10156341493165623?comment_id=10156341678930623¬if_t=like

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Nicole Ballance
12 days ago

I am able to donate some of my TIME if you need me. I am a sahm, and I am willing to come over and help with cooking or cleaning, or running errands. Please, please let me know if I can help.

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Cindy Pfingston Chafian
17 days ago

I just want to take a minute to thank everyone for their support and prayers. It means so much to us during this period in our lives. Thank you so very much.

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$2,635 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 22 days
Created December 30, 2016
Jennifer Nicole Terrance  
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Kate M
1 day ago
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Hi. I saw your story on the internet. I wish you the best. Happy anniversary! In April 2016, I received my brother's kidney. It has been an incredible blessing & most thoughtful gift. You will be amazed on how different life is once you've recovered. You are welcome to reach out if you want/need.

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Davi Reis
2 days ago
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God bless you!

GC
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Geraldo Coura
3 days ago

God bless. Happy aniversary!

AA
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Alex Alves
3 days ago
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Happy Anniversary !!!

LM
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Lilian M
3 days ago
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Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary!!! My husband and I also got married on January 25th 1997 ;) God Bless

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Geovani Gregorio
4 days ago
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Hello Cindy I have polycystic kidneys too, but my kidneys still work 50% each ... My mother died waiting for a transplant here in Brazil where there are more than 20 thousand people in the waiting queue, I well know the suffering that is the hemodialysis sessions and I am very happy for the gesture of love that your husband is doing for you! I can not help with much, but know that I'm rooting from the bottom of my heart to be okay and that you and your beautiful family are very happy! God bless you! Geovani

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Geneau Thames
4 days ago
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We don't know eachother and likely never will but I was touched by your story of love for one another. Best wishes on a speedy recovery.

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Matheus Quincozes
4 days ago
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God Bless u

VC
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Vanessa Casey
4 days ago
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We will keep you and Cindy in our thoughts and prayers. Hurry back! We will miss you!

AA
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Abi A
4 days ago
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Annie M Walters
10 days ago

I would like to thank each and every one of you that has offered prayers, shared this amazing post and donated money. Cindy is my daughter and I'm so grateful to Scott for doing this for her and my family. Thank you all and many Blessing to you and your loved ones.

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Glenn Croc Millar
5 days ago

As a living kidney donor and part of an amazing chain, (see link to story below), it's a wonderful gift your husband is giving you. Best of luck to the both of you. I also want to tell others who might be reading this, that giving a kidney is something that you can do too! It is not nearly as traumatic on the body as it was just a few years ago. They now do laparoscopic surgery. All the donors in our chain were 100% recovered in 3 weeks. I had three tiny pinpoint scars from the surgery, (which have now disappeared a year later), and a 3 inch hardly visible scar where they removed the kidney. It looks like a caesarean scar. So, if you have ever thought about being a donor, do it! And you don't have to be a match. If you are not, they put you in the cross match program, (like I was) and that way you get to help two people! https://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-atkinson/a-chain-of-love-or-how-to-save-five-lives/10156341493165623?comment_id=10156341678930623¬if_t=like

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Nicole Ballance
12 days ago

I am able to donate some of my TIME if you need me. I am a sahm, and I am willing to come over and help with cooking or cleaning, or running errands. Please, please let me know if I can help.

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Cindy Pfingston Chafian
17 days ago

I just want to take a minute to thank everyone for their support and prayers. It means so much to us during this period in our lives. Thank you so very much.

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