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David's Surgery Fund

$13,757 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 125 people in 14 months
Hi everyone welcome to David’s Go Fund Me account.

On behalf of all the people who have put their thoughts into getting this page started I would like to give you some insight on David’s life. David was diagnosed with IGA- Nephropathy when he was only 18 years old. For those that are not familiar with this disease it is also known as Berger’s Disease. It is a kidney disease that occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin (IGA) lodges in your kidneys. This results in local inflammation that, over time, may hamper your kidneys’ ability to filter wastes from your blood. Currently no cure exists for IGA Nephropathy, but therapies that can delay the onset need for dialysis and transplantation are available.

David has dedicated his life to many extra-curricular activities. There are so many things that he is passionate about & one of them happens to be his love for Coaching Basketball at St. Columba Church located in Marine Park, Brooklyn. He has been coaching for 14+ years from 4th grade- 10th grade. If you have had the chance to see how much time & effort he puts into coaching than you would understand how much he truly loves it. He values his players & the friendships he makes along the way while coaching.

David is also a NY State Certified Firefighter & a NY State Certified EMT. He is a Volunteer Firefighter for Gerristen Beach, Brooklyn. Due to his medical challenges he is unable to do the physical work. He earned a Merit Citation. He was on their Engine Chauffeur during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. He not only helped the community but he also kept his crew safe, and saved their apparatus from flooding.

He has devoted so much time into making a difference in the community. For those that know him personally knows how much of an amazing huge hearted person he can be. & if you haven’t had the chance of meeting him maybe this bio will help you know more.

In the course of his disease last year things made an unsuspected turn of events. He was told by his doctor that he would soon need to start the process of dialysis. There are two main types of Dialysis (Hemodialysis & Peritoneal). The one that he is undergoing is Peritoneal.  Peritoneal dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses the lining of your abdomen, or belly, to filter your blood inside your body. Doctors call this lining the peritoneum. A doctor will place a soft tube, called a catheter, in your belly a few weeks before you start treatment. With how advanced technology is today he is able to do his dialysis treatments at home during his sleep.

With that being said David has to undergo the surgery before he can start the treatments which his insurance is not covering. We thought about him & knew it would be more beneficial to raise the money so that we can show him how much we appreciate him along his journey to recieve the proper treatments now & up until his Kidney Transplant!

Any amount is greatly appreciated. If you are just passing by to read his story please keep him in your prayers & spread the word on Social Media. If you are interested in possibly becoming a potential Donor you can contact Renewal (718)-431-9831 Ext: 209 Reference # 23473 David Ostrowski. Thank you
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Today makes 3 weeks & 3 days post transplant for David. With your help & prayers David was given the opportunity to start over.

His progress is remarkable & we are continuing to pray for both him & his amazing donor. Blessed is an understatement & we hope to spread awareness on the need of becoming a donor. Our lives have changed forever & that will be a day we will never forget.

Once again, thankyou to those that have reached out to David, the family that stood by his side throughout the whole process & our dear friends that have contributed.

He has about 3 months until he can start doing some of the things he loves (ofcourse with restrictions) but this is a new life that we are so eager to see

You too can change someones life. If you are interested in becoming a potential donor please reach out to #Renewal they are an outstanding organization & without their help none of this would have been possible!
April 28th 2018. 1 day after David recieved his donated kidney from his donor Avrumy. This was the moment they officially met. This moment was undescribable & we are so happy to have new members added to our family.
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Goodmorning Everyone!

Thank you for your prayers & support during this time. Just a reminder tomorrow we have our Kidney Awareness Event in honor of David on his journey.

All information of the event will be on the attached flyer. We would love to see everyone there. If you have any questions please feel free to message us on facebook or on instagram

https://m.facebook.com/DavidOstrowskiKidneyJourney/

Instagram: @DavidsKidneyJourney

Hope to see everyone there!
Please join us for our Kidney Awareness Event tomorrow! Sunday April 22nd at 10am
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Davids 9th Grade Team has brought home 2 Wins for their CYO & BCBA Championship Games the past 2 weekends! Congrats to them as they played their hearts out with the guidance of their coach, David :)
BCBA & CYO 2017-2018 Championship Winners!
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Goodmorning Family & Friends.

Although today is Monday it is always a new day to wake up and be thankful. Starting Peritoneal Dialysis has been a struggle but also a part of David’s journey. Over the weeks since his PD he has gained back some strength in which he had lost. But if you know him you know that he is pretty much related to the energizer bunny. Always on the go, always moving, he just keeps going. Thats what we love about him.

The routine of prepping has became much easier, totaling 8 1/2 hours overnight as he sleeps. To be honest this has been the best option for him. Day by day we are overcoming any obstacles in our way & looking forward to a better tomorrow.

Keep him in your prayers
If you haven’t had a chance, take a look at the Event we are having April 22nd @ 10am. Please Invite Family & Friends to the Event Page so we know more or less how much space we need. Any questions or concerns you may have will all be answered by David & the non profit organization Renewal.

Hoping everyone has a great Monday!

If you have Facebook please Like & Share the Link Below. We have been trying to connect in different ways to help spread the word.

https://m.facebook.com/DavidOstrowskiKidneyJourney/

Thank you all for your support xoxo

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