Elizabeth's Kidney Transplant Fund

$6,760 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 13 months
In November 2016, my kidneys failed and I began having life-sustaining dialysis treatments.  Dialysis is life-saving, but is not a cure.  I am blessed to have the offer of a kidney from a living donor.  This offers the best possible chance for those in kidney failure. In the next month or so, we will be traveling to Chicago for testing.  If all goes well, the transplant will then be scheduled.

My insurance will pay the direct costs of the transplant, but there are many associated costs that are not covered.  I am seeking donations to help pay for my family's travel, lodging, and other expenses as well as those of my donor's family.  Being away from home, possibly multiple times, for many days will be very expensive.

If you would like to help, it would be greatly appreciated.  More than anything, please pray for us as we embark upon this journey!
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WOW!!!! My husband just called me with some cool news. Raven (a professional wrestler) mentioned my GoFundMe campaign on his podcast! #Raven #TheRavenEffect @theraveneffect
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Seasons Greetings! As the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" We are doing our best to make a merry Christmas here in the Mullins household. We want to thank you all so much for all you've done to help me along the path to my transplant! Because of a snafu at UIC, we will have to make one more trip to Chicago for two more tests for my donor. He is also being required to having a psychiatric evaluation. Unfortunately, this one eval is not being included in the cost of the transplant. It is scheduled for January 4th and will cost $350. I would appreciate your prayers that the funds would come in to cover this expense as well as the trip to Chicago which will be upcoming late this month or early next. Then it is on to the transplant itself! Thank God! Again, we appreciate you so much and hope that your holidays are filled with love. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Feel free to share my campaign with anyone you think might be interested in donating and, should you be so inclined, include us in your end-of-year giving. Much love and many blessings from us to you!
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Greetings, everyone! I apologize for taking so long to update from my trip to Chicago. These trips wear me out and it takes a few days to recover. My donor and I saw several doctors and had quite a few tests done. Everything is still looking good! Unfortunately, because they didn't send the instructions for one of the tests, which included the donor not taking ibuprofen (and he did the night before), we have to go back to Chicago one more time. Then, finally, we will have a surgery date! At this point, it looks like it will be right after the first of the year. I want to thank you all so very much for all your prayers and all your financial support in bringing me this far! You are such a blessing and I will, literally, owe my life to you! Please keep us in your prayers and feel free to share my story with others who would like to pray or donate. God bless!
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Greetings! First of all, I want to thank you all for keeping me in your prayers during these last several stressful weeks. All seems to be moving ahead well. We will be heading to Chicago, along with my donor, on Sunday, the 15th and will be there for a week. I should leave that visit with a surgery date! Woohoo! We are coming now into our time of greatest need. All of our previous trips have been funded by what has been donated so far. Thank you so much!!! We will need nearly another $1000 for our upcoming trip as we must cover expenses for our donor's family as well as ourselves. Then, before long, we will need to cover expenses for being in Chicago for 12 weeks. If you could possibly donate, we would appreciate it so much! Please also share our campaign, along with a few sentences about how we know one another, on your social medial accounts. Most of all, please keep us in your prayers! God bless you all!
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Randy Jones
9 months ago
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I have known Elizabeth for a long time. We were founding members of our church in Houston, Texas and she's accomplished much along her way. I know she's going to push ahead to nail down more with this amazing gift.

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Brandon Mullins
12 months ago
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Great news! Things are moving forward! :)

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Marla Siert
8 months ago

I met Liz way back when she was a bouncing laughing girl. She loved teasing people even at her young age. I was friends with her brother, Steve and then the whole family. Everyone of them made me feel welcome. Liz was a delight. I am glad that I found her again after 25 some years. Bless you Elizabeth.

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Matthew A. Jackson
9 months ago

I met Liz back in 1985, we were members of the same Home Group at our church. I remember Liz being a happy, engaging and social. She'd organize groups to go out and have coffee or to come over to her house and watch movies. I am thankful that FaceBook came around so I could re-establish contact with her.

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Sheila Ann Jones
9 months ago

Elizabeth and I went to IUE together. She was always kind and willing to help another person! Now she has found a possible donor, lets help her out. Even if you can not donate share so others may be able to.

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Lucy Lu
9 months ago

Liz and I met many years ago, and always had fond memories of Liz. We went to the same church and enjoyed her company a lot. Liz has a great heart and personality. Her faith sustains her, and her family is gives her strength. We recently reconnected via FB. Liz sent me a message asking me if I remembered her. My response was, "I have always remembered you." I hope all goes well, and you can reach your goal for your surgery.

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Michael Amerson
9 months ago

Although i don't know Elizabeth for that long, What i do know is that she's got a big heart and is in need of support right now. Thank you all who are contributing and / or offering support in whatever means you can.

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$6,760 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 13 months
Created January 22, 2017
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Randy Jones
9 months ago
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I have known Elizabeth for a long time. We were founding members of our church in Houston, Texas and she's accomplished much along her way. I know she's going to push ahead to nail down more with this amazing gift.

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Brandon Mullins
12 months ago
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Great news! Things are moving forward! :)

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Marla Siert
8 months ago

I met Liz way back when she was a bouncing laughing girl. She loved teasing people even at her young age. I was friends with her brother, Steve and then the whole family. Everyone of them made me feel welcome. Liz was a delight. I am glad that I found her again after 25 some years. Bless you Elizabeth.

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Matthew A. Jackson
9 months ago

I met Liz back in 1985, we were members of the same Home Group at our church. I remember Liz being a happy, engaging and social. She'd organize groups to go out and have coffee or to come over to her house and watch movies. I am thankful that FaceBook came around so I could re-establish contact with her.

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Sheila Ann Jones
9 months ago

Elizabeth and I went to IUE together. She was always kind and willing to help another person! Now she has found a possible donor, lets help her out. Even if you can not donate share so others may be able to.

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Lucy Lu
9 months ago

Liz and I met many years ago, and always had fond memories of Liz. We went to the same church and enjoyed her company a lot. Liz has a great heart and personality. Her faith sustains her, and her family is gives her strength. We recently reconnected via FB. Liz sent me a message asking me if I remembered her. My response was, "I have always remembered you." I hope all goes well, and you can reach your goal for your surgery.

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Michael Amerson
9 months ago

Although i don't know Elizabeth for that long, What i do know is that she's got a big heart and is in need of support right now. Thank you all who are contributing and / or offering support in whatever means you can.

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