Jaime & George Sinn Medical fund

$15,000 of $15k goal

Raised by 144 people in 38 months
Dawn Fligg Carnahan  GRAIN VALLEY, MO
My Sister and Her Story

In 2007 my sister Jaime was diagnosed with Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease.
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We finally got a name and diagnosis for this after many hospital visits and surgeries for kidney stones. But this last time in July 2013...I almost lost my sister. At this time we found out that the disease was genetic and that sadly, it had progressed into the last stages of renal failure. So it was then that she realized she had to quickly start the process of getting on the transplant kidney donor list. Her goal was to get on that list by October. She made it by November 3rd.

Thankfully several people signed up to donate her their kidney, (even I tried) but her husband George said "no", that he wanted to give his kidney to the love of his life. The chances of her husband being a match are 1 in 30,000. Well, as it turns out...he is a match!! George knowing already how much she loves the outdoors and camping just listened to her when she said she wished she could feel better so that she could just be able to do this with their boys. Jacob 11 and Colby 4. So George being the most unselfish person I've ever met and Jaime's hero told her "Jaime your time is coming to do all of that, because I've been holding on to your kidney for 31 years just waiting for the time that you would need it."
They have been together since 2008, and were married in 2009. He loves her with all his heart.

Since George is donating his kidney to my sister, they will both be off work, and will need a lot of help. The recovery period will be 6 to 8 weeks. George's recuperation will take longer than Jaime's because his body will have to adjust to functioning on only 1 kidney. Jaime will be on medication for the rest of her life for anti-rejection of the new kidney at the cost of $1825.05 a month after insurance has paid.
The transplant date is either January 29 or February 5.

I am trying to explain to you my urgency in asking you to please help me in raising funds to offset some of their medical and household expenses.

I love my sister with all my heart and soul, and she is suffering physically and also mentally stressed. I would do anything to take away her pain. (Everyone's pain.) I know she is scared and just wants to feel better. I don't even know if she has thought about what will happen $$$ wise while all of this is happening, she just wants to feel better!

My heart would be broken without her and I love her so dearly.
So this is something I can do to try and help them, and that is by asking you for your prayers and support to help me to raise funds any little thing helps! I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at!

Dawn Carnahan


PS - They have no clue I'm doing this, but will soon, I will take the lashing later!
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Update 8
Posted by Dawn Carnahan
37 months ago
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Today was a good day, they got to go home and start the process of healing at home, this journey has had so many ups, downs and emotions but the one thing that is undeniable is the out pouring of love and support from everyone! We could not have asked for better friends and family and I want you all to know that we will pay it forward you are all AMAZING! Thank you will never be enough!
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Update 7
Posted by Dawn Carnahan
37 months ago
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Operation Sinn is a complete success! Thank you all for your support and prayers they said his kidney was "perfect"!
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Update 6
Posted by Dawn Carnahan
37 months ago
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Thank you all for your generous support we have a new date! February 26th, Jaime told me yesterday that she got George a stay at a bed and breakfast for valentines day, I said cool were at, she said Research Hospital, they wil get breakfast, lunch and dinner in bed! Lol love you all!
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Update 5
Posted by Dawn Carnahan
38 months ago
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We wanted to update everyone on the status of Jaime's transplant! The last two days have been an emotional roller coaster, the surgery date has been set back 2 weeks, Jaime is working diligently with her nephrologist to get a transplant date set, she had a little hiccup in her numbers, your continued prayers will keep her spirits high! Thank you all, date to come soon......tbc....
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$15,000 of $15k goal

Raised by 144 people in 38 months
Created January 14, 2014
Dawn Fligg Carnahan  
$400
Anonymous
36 months ago
CE
$250
Chris & Stacey Edwards
37 months ago
DG
$100
Dana Gillig
37 months ago
BT
$25
Brandi Tellin
37 months ago
MF
$50
Missy Danner and family
37 months ago
$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
$100
Anonymous
37 months ago
JK
$200
Jason Mikah and Kegan
37 months ago

Get er done.. We love you and don't forte we r right down the street.

MB
$25
Michelle Barnhart
37 months ago

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. The Barnhart/Luke family

GN
$500
Gene & Sheila Noell
37 months ago
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