A kidney transplant for Christmas

$1,720 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 3 months
My name is David Sprouse, I'm a 46-year-old broadcaster from Cleveland, Ohio, who is in need of a kidney transplant. I have started this go fund me campaign to help me with expenses for the upcoming procedures and processes that I will have to undertake. I know that if I can get a kidney, either from a living donor or a cadaver, that I have a great chance of success and continuing life as normal. I will be going on dialysis sometime soon and have been blessed with a great nephrologist. He has explained that I will get sick for a little while and that may prevent me from working. In turn, that will mean no earnings coming in.

Currently, I have government insurance and it is taking care of my medications and appointments. I'm going through pre-transplant evaluation and I am taking steps to improve or sustain my current kidney function. I am asking for help collecting funds and assistance of different types as I move forward. I hear that there are programs in place to help people in my situation. There will still be expenses while this process takes place that I will need help with. I'm humbled by the love you have shared, the advice, offers to help and of course, your donations. Together we can get through this. Please share. Please help. Whatever help you can give is greatly appreciated. Your prayers are just as valuable, God bless. Best wishes and kindest regards, Happy New Year!

David Sprouse

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Update 2
Posted by Deejay House
1 month ago
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A very special thank you to all of you who shared my story and donated to jump start this campaign to help defer the expenses that will be incurred throughout the process and procedures that are forthcoming. Please continue to share my plea and let's make this happen. I appreciate all of you and feel the love that you have conveyed towards me. Much love and gratitude.

Things have been going pretty well as of late but I may be feeling some of the effects of my end stage kidney failure. Last check with the kidney doctor I had a small improvement, yet fractional, it was an improvement from 14 to 15 on my GFR.

I'll be going in Wednesday for a consultation for a shunt. One of my students has a loved one who is on peritoneal dialysis and she says that he does very well with it. She is encouraging me to go down the same route, however I had gone through classes for it and my doctor says that I will be hooked to a machine 10 hours a day.

My schedule is quite hectic and I know that I will have to make changes to it to accommodate the things I need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but even my nephrologist believes that 10 hours a day is excessive and that it would be easier for me to go through hemodialysis three times a week for 3 to 5 hours each time.

I'm still hoping to get through the pre evaluation process and get a kidney as soon as possible. The diet changes that I have adopted have allowed me to push off dialysis for a little while longer but a kidney would save my life. I''m confident that I'll be continuing to loose weight in hopes that I will never need a kidney.

Tomorrow, I'm going to change my PCP and pharmacy. If they had kept things straight, my numbers would be better, but medical red tape has put me in hot water. I'll keep you all posted. Please keep sharing and donating to help my upcoming expenses.

Whatever you can do is appreciated and helps tremendously. There are talks of an upcoming benefit and a bowling get together. Details are forthcoming. Please continue to share this and don't just "Like " it, although I do appreciate that as well. I'm humbled by all that you've done so far. Thanks again!
Still working hard & watchig #SBLI!
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Update 1
Posted by Deejay House
3 months ago
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A very special thank you to all of you who shared my story and donated to jump start this campaign to help defer the expenses that will be incurred throughout the process and procedures that are forthcoming. Please continue to share my plea and let's make this happen. I appreciate all of you and feel the love that you have conveyed towards me. Much love and gratitude.
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$1,720 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 3 months
Created December 25, 2016
EE
$40
Erika Eppinger
1 month ago
CM
$30
Christopher Moore
1 month ago
DI
$25
Dewey Perry III
1 month ago

Thank you David, I blessed to have met you!! I'm going to help as much as possible. Get well soon!!!!

LT
$25
Linda Traywick
1 month ago

Stay strong, God is able!

JC
$100
Jane Cullin
1 month ago

Wishing you success health and happiness

JT
$50
Jacqueline Thomas
1 month ago

David,, love you & want you to get well... sending my prayers, hugs, & all my love

$30
Tim Kulik
1 month ago
BB
$20
Brent & Michelle Bartell
2 months ago
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
BB
$100
Brian Barker
2 months ago

Best of luck to you my friend!

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