A message from Heather and Rebecca

$1,750 of $10k goal

Raised by 29 people in 56 months
Heather Nash Egebrecht   PASCO, WA
About 3 years ago Rebecca found out that her kidneys were beginning to fail. Almost two years ago she was told that she was going to need a kidney transplant and needed to find a donor. The average wait for someone on the national donor list is 3-5 years. Many people die before ever finding a suitable donor. Fortunately, for Rebecca, I am a perfect match. My name is Heather and I'm Rebecca's sister.

Over the past 6 months Rebecca and I have been going through all the tests necessary to be cleared for kidney transplant surgery. I was just cleared this week to be Rebecca's donor. I feel very blessed to be able to offer this gift to my sister. The timing of my clearance is very fortunate for us since just this past week Rebecca was vomiting nonstop and was admitted to the hospital for dehydration. While performing routine blood work they discovered that Rebecca's kidneys were functioning at only 5%.

While the majority of the medical expenses will be covered by insurance, there will be many out of pocket expenses. I will be required to remain in the Seattle area for two weeks following surgery and will then need four more weeks of recovery at home. Rebecca will be in the Seattle area for much longer to monitor any possible signs of rejection.

We would be sincerely grateful for any assistance you are able to provide. We understand that times are tough for everyone right now, so any amount you are able to donate would be greatly appreciated. You can either donate using this site or mail checks made out to Heather Egebrecht directly to Bank Reale 5205 Road 68 Pasco, WA 99301.

Thank You,
Heather (Nash) Egebrecht and Rebecca Nash
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Update 2
54 months ago
We are hours away from surgery now...getting kind of nervous. We just wanted to say thank you to all the support that have been given. From the prayers, to the help with getting things ready, to the donations on this site and also to the many other donations made. Please know that we can't express enough how grateful we are for all of it.
Thanks Heather and Rebecca.
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Update 1
55 months ago
Rebecca and I overwhelmed by the amount of prayers and donations being sent our way. We were able to put our story on KNDU and here is the link http://www.kndu.com/story/16559749/pasco-woman-to-donate-kidney-to-sister. We also wanted to let everyone know that we have surgery scheduled for February 29th!!!!
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$1,750 of $10k goal

Raised by 29 people in 56 months
Created January 12, 2012
Heather Nash Egebrecht     Medical   PASCO, WA
BE
$100
Brian Egebrecht
54 months ago

not too late am I?

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DP
$50
Danielle (Rennert) Paille
54 months ago

Hello - I am Marcella Wiltse's Sister :) She has requested prayer for both of you - I feel very blessed to be able to hold you both up in prayer to our Precious Lord and Savior Jesus. I will continue to remember you before His Throne of Grace - May God be with you both as you go through this journey.

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WL
$100
Wilbert &Amelia Leonard
55 months ago

Prayerful and hoping the transplant is successful . Hope to see you both of you in June. peace and love to the Nash Family

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SA
$25
Sonia Aranda
55 months ago

God Bless the both of you today and always! <3

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$25
Anonymous
55 months ago
MR
$100
Mitch & Susan Roach
55 months ago

Our prayers are with you and your family. Our best friend is fortunate to have such a wonderful sister! With all our love.

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HO
$100
Hope & Jacqyelynn Opfar
55 months ago
$25
Anonymous
55 months ago
$100
Anonymous
55 months ago
MH
$25
Megan Harvey
56 months ago

A friend of mine is going through this same ordeal right now. I was just researching sites with thoughts of helping him and came across your story. I hope that your transplant is a success and you both soon are moving forward with your lives. Best of luck, my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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