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Louis Kidney Transplant Fund

$4,570 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 33 people in 3 months
Louis Calvert is a 31 year old cancer survivor from Yonkers, New York.

He has spent the last 6 years (over 20,000 hours) on dialysis. Nevertheless, he is determined about living well, and being an inspiring role model. Louis has remained employed as an accountant throughout this ordeal and has never gone out on dissability. He recently finished his masters degree in accounting from Iona’s school of business, and joined a prestigious accounting firm in NYC. He is currently studying for parts of the CPA exams.

On september 17, 2018 Louis received a kidney from a kidney donor who passed away unexpectedly. He is thankful for her and her family’s decision to donate her organs inspite of their tragedy. He has also dedicated his life to furthering the positive message of organ donation, and dismantling the misconceptions surrounding the process.

Since the transplant occurred only 2 weeks into his new job, he does not have access to most of his benefits package. Louis needs funds to meet his existing insurance deductible, copays etc, commuting expenses to doctors for numerous follow ups, and funds to cover day to day living expenses for a period of 3-4 weeks.

Please consider donating towards his goal here on gofundme.

At the date of this writting, we have raised 26% of the fundraiser’s goal. Every little bit you can give helps!

Thank you.

Philippians 4:19

DIRECT UPDATES: : www.facebook.com/DonateKidneyNow

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Day 25 Post Opp:

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE A NEW KIDNEY:

Imagine having no kidney function for 6 years. And then suddenly you do:

1. You WILL magically enjoy the act of eating EVERY THING IN SIGHT because you will be able to TASTE again. The anti-rejection drugs are also culprit! You may get unhealthily fat. So yes... have a gym membership, and plan to USE it.

2. Your new kidney will make darbepoetin alfa! An enzyme needed to make hemoglobin! Your skin will actually start having a natural balance of melanin and glow instead of straight up darth vader poison.

3. You’ll obviously enjoy peeing again, not that it’s something to “enjoy”. I did enjoy not having to (embarassingly) run for public restrooms for the past 6 years.

4. You will be relieved for not having to carry litters of PD fluid in your abdomen, and dance happily when you realize that edema is something you shall never again have! Unless of course, you plan on becoming pregnant. I don’t.

5. Your outlook on life will be ridiculously positive! You’ll dream again! (Not that I ever stopped...but now I’ll dare to have WILD dreams; like getting married, and raising children!

6. The mere thought of NOT having to organize your evening plans around a dialysis machine is exhilarating. It will feel like you are 16 again, and the authorities (against good judgement) are allowing you to drive amongst other humans!

7. Those vile phosphate binders that never quite helped you in the race against calcium shall be cast as far as the east is from the west. You will be encouraged to eat phosphorus rich foods like a glutton!

8. You will be on LOADS of legal drugs (forever) designed to keep Mr. immune system from deliberately expelling Ms. Kidney (my donor was a she). Small price to pay. Although, the actual price isn’t so small. Thank you Lord for private insurance. That is, once one is passed the atrocious deductible and out of pocket expenses.

9. If you are as fortunate as I am. You will have $upport from family, friends, and even perfect strangers to allow you to get through the challenges of the recovery period. You will remain forever grateful to them, and show yourself gracious to others in need once you’ve recovered.

10. You will have renewed strength!
You will run, and not grow weary easily!
You will walk, and not faint easily!

BE ENCOURAGED: https://youtu.be/aCNoFkzhT9o

MY STORY: https://youtu.be/uRsCv5CDPC4

FOLLOW MY PAGE: facebook.com/donatekidneynow

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Today is Day 7 Post-Opp:

I am presently on my way home from my first doctor’s visit. The kidney is functioning excellently, and everyone who has seen me have complemented how well I have faired inspite of all the woes of general surgery. There are still challenges here and now, but I am facing them with your prayers, support, and God’s faithfulness.

I want to express my gratitude to all of you who have contributed to the fund. Thanks to you, to date, 20% of the fund has been raised! Praise God! Please share the link with your friends, and family. Any little bit helps make the recovering process easier.

God is a God of order, and while I may not understand fully why it had to take so long for our prayers to be answered, I certainly trust Him. I knew when the time would come, it would be an undeniable fact that it is He who heals me, and it is He alone that allows me to move and have my being.

I will share more details in the days ahead.

Bye for now.

Louis
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Today September 17, I received a kidney transplant!
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