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Chad C's Medical Help

$6,645 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 5 months
Created August 4, 2018
This GoFundMe is being set up for Chad for medical needs now and as yet unknown procedures in the future.  We want to thank everyone who has shown love, concern & support for Chad & our family this week, during his health emergency.

Long story short as a kid, Chad experienced a kidney issue when it was discovered he had a kink in his ureter tube that goes to the kidney. He had surgery, then a stent, & from age 13 to age 30 he has lived a healthy, active life. Four years ago, it was discovered that he was in stage 3 kidney disease, when double pneumonia & pink eye landed him in the ER & we learned there were kidney issues.

Over the course of this past week, he has undergone a handful of Dialysis treatments to adequate clean the blood in his kidneys. The near future still lands us at Mayo Clinic with still more testing and watching including a biopsy which will hope to guide our next direction.

Currently Chad is in stage 4; which leads us to unknown journeys ahead.  The possibility of the kidney restoring itself.  Potential for long term Dialysis Treatment and down the road, most likely Transplant.  The staff on ICU & Joseph have been outstanding.

Chad has been a Photojournalist at TV6 for 11 years, and has enjoyed seeing the many adventures and journeys of those in SEMN.  The stress of losing his Dad just months ago & now this health emergency causes him & our entire family anxiety ~ anyone who knows Chad, knows his nature is happy, fun-loving, positive & he has the heart to help others always. ALL this medical care comes at a price, it's Mayo -- with all the tests & nearing a week so far of hospitalization, added to the future procedures needed, there will be great need to reach out & ask his friends and family to help him in his time of need.

With the outpouring of support shown so far, we are hoping this GoFundMe gets out to ALL those that know & love him & pray that if you can help, you will feel led to....as well as sharing the heck out of this GoFundMe.  In his 11 years so far being a photojournalist, he has met a lot of great people and made amazing connections.

THANK YOU, one and all! Bless you.

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Update 28
Posted by Cheryl Corey
25 days ago
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It's been awhile since we've updated everyone here. Chad continues to need dialysis three times every week. He continues to await a kidney donor so that he can get the miracle of a life-saving transplant. If you've been following along, through amazing friends Julie and Seth Bayles, 459 blankets were donated and given out to dialysis patients in time for Christmas recently - in honor of Chad! Praise God. Now we need to start getting the word out again how vital this kidney donation is for Chad. PLEASE consider taking the Mayo health survey soon, it takes literally 5 minutes or less. Also, along with the need for a kidney, his medical bills continue to pour in weekly because of all the treatments, visits and evaluations/medications. If you can help him in your year-end giving plans, any financial donations would also help Chad greatly and would be so very appreciated. We thank everyone who has stood by our family through the worst past year of our lives. We trust that God is in control, and that the steps are being taken right now that will lead the perfect matching donor to Chad ASAP so that 2019 can be a much better year ahead. Thank you!
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Update 27
Posted by Cheryl Corey
1 month ago
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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, the biggest donation day of the year.

This is a great opportunity to share Chad's GoFundMe with our friends to consider giving an end-of-year donation to this cause for Giving Tuesday. His medical bills are already through the roof.

I ask our supporters to share this GoFundMe page and consider making an additional donation in honor of Giving Tuesday. CHAD NEEDS A NEW KIDNEY ~~ and SOON. We are praying for a Christmas miracle.
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Update 26
Posted by Cheryl Corey
2 months ago
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Sending happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone that is following Chad's health journey to a new kidney! We are still waiting for that "good news" saying a donor has been found....can't wait for that day. So far, a few of us as family members have been ruled out, including myself due to pulmonary emboli after surgery a few years ago. It's a VERY simple process to check it out, to see if you could be a donor ~~ just go to mayoclinic.org/living donor or connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant and fill out the Health Questionnaire. Chad is O+ blood, but even if you are not O+ or O-, you CAN donate a kidney to get him on the paired sharing program. That would move him higher on the list for when a matching donor does come up. Please remember that everyone has TWO kidneys. Chad has NO working kidneys, except for the dialysis machines. Please consider completing the questionnaire. We are praying for a Christmas miracle!!

Also, may I be so bold as to mention the TREMENDOUS medical bills that are piling up for Chad. Please, I ask you sincerely, if your own children, little or grown, are in good health this Thanksgiving, please consider making a donation in honor of them! If you have your Husband and Father and Grandfather and Brother with you this holiday season, please consider making a donation in honor of them, because we do not have our Husband and Father/Grandfather with our family any longer. Life can change for anyone in a split second, as we have sorrowfully learned. Life can end. Health can decline. If you are happy, healthy and excited for the holidays, please consider helping Chad with a financial donation here or even donate a kidney to him. I ask in humble gratefulness for all the kindnesses shown our family so far, knowing God already has this all planned out. God will bless you. We are all here to help one another in this life. Keep the prayers going up. Keep on sharing this page. THANK YOU.
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Update 25
Posted by Cheryl Corey
2 months ago
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Hi , I hope this update finds everyone doing well this weekend. Awhile back, many friends & family were very interested in being my son Chad's kidney donor, but then it was too early in the process to be evaluated. Are you still willing? I sincerely hope so. I (Chad's Mom) enrolled as a donor, too, but because of my cardiac event 2 yrs ago after my knee surgery, that may rule me out, tbd. I am contacting friends that said they would be tested earlier (Chad's medical insurance pays for testing and procedure). I am asking you to please -- prayerfully consider taking the Health Questionnaire to possibly be the one that saves Chad from a lifetime of dialysis and poor health. If for some reason you are unable to, is there someone else that you could encourage to consider this life-saving kidney donation, to make a difference in the world and do good? Please share, either way, we HAVE to find a donor SOON. Thank you from the bottom of my Mother-heart out of love for my son. Blessings. Go to: connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant AND mayoclinic.org/living donor to complete the short Health Questionnaire. THANK YOU!

If we were wealthy, I would take out a dozen billboards, or have it painted on the side of a bus or have an airplane do skywriting: …… CHAD COREY NEEDS A KIDNEY DONOR SOON!! PLEASE HELP!
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