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Life saving kidney transplant

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Hi, my name is Michael Massey Im 27 yrs old living on the Southen Oregon Coast and I have End Stage Renal Failure.  I’m in desperate need of a kidney transplant, however I don’t have the money or means required for the process ( housing near OHSU, medications, travel and cost insurance does not cover. I would greatly appreciate any donations or any help what so ever. I had a blockage in my urethra when I was born which cause urine to back into my bladder and kidneys poisoning and killing them. By the time I was 2yrs. old I had to have my right kidney removed and lost 75% function of of my remaining left kidney.
 After a long battle with the disease, many treatments and operations my remaining kidney finally failed a few years ago when I was about 22yrs old. I then had a tube (access) placed in my (peritoneum) abdomen and was then put on peritoneal Dialysis and had been living off of a Dialysis machine that I hooked up to every night and it filtered my blood in substitute of my kidneys. Unfortunately after a few years of being on peritoneal Dialysis I developed (peritonitis) which ruined my peritoneal cavity making me no longer able to do peritoneal Dialysis. I’m in the hospital as I write this and recently had a catheter inserted in my chest directly into my heart for emergency Hemodialysis. Unfortunately this type of Hemodialysis is 50% more likely to be fatal and 5x more likely to get infected as any other because it goes to my heart. After fighting this this disease almost my whole life and doing whatever I can to get by, now I’ve been stopped in my tracks all do to money that I don’t have to pay for the transplant cost. I have been on the transplant waiting list and also have siblings and people willing to donate but without the money to move and afford to live in or around  Portland near Oregon’s OHSU hospital, pay for all the medications after transplant I’m not even eligible to receive a transplant from anyone who is willing to donate to me. There are many hoops to jump through in the kidney transplant process which I understand completley and I’ve willingly jumped through all of them but this has stopped me in my tracks. 
 Words can not express how grateful I would be for any donations or help in any kind of way to get this live saving kidney transplant. 
 Thank you and God bless. 
 -Mike Massey 
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Hello Everybody the goal has been met!!!
, I just wanted to give an update since the goal has been met! From the bottom of my heart I want to thank every body who has given me so much support and love! The community and also people as far as across the country have gone out of their way to help me, a stranger in most of their case and it’s really just incredible and still shocks and amazes me that people can care so much and can be so selfless, thoughtful and giving and i feel overwhelmed with love and joy! . There are really no words to express how grateful and thankfully I am for everybody’s help, support and donations. I want everyone to know what a difference for the better everyone has made in my life and how much it truly means to me! Once again there really are no words to explain how grateful I am and how much I truly appreciate every single person who’s helped me through this but I want everyone to know that you all made it happen for me and nothing can compare to how much that means to me. I will be calling OHSU once the week starts and I will see what the next step is and where I’m at with transplant and I will keep everybody updated. Thank you all so much!:)
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Just an update, I will be having surgery this month and surgeons are goin to try to have catheter put back in my peritoneal cavity (abdomen) if there’s not too much damage and scar tissue. We won’t know until the surgeons go inside with a camera but I’m keeping my hopes up that it will work and I will at least be able to do Dialysis at home again while I wait for transplant instead of Hemodialysis in Grants Pass every other day. Transplant is obviously still the ultimate goal but I’m still grateful to possibly have the opportunity to do Dialysis at home again while I wait. Thank you all so much for the love and support. I can’t even begin to explain what it means to me and how so very grateful and thankful I am to every single person who has helped me through this!:)
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