My name is Christina Deleon. I am 38 years of age and I was originally born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. I am a single mother of 3 handsome young men. I moved to Austin in 1999 to provide a better life for my kids. In 2010, I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure, I had been battling kidney failure since a teen due to Hypertension (high blood pressure) and due to having a birth defect of my kidneys. My only functioning kidney finally failed in June 2010 and had to start on in Center Hemodialysis. I have raised my kids, made sure they completed their education and to finally see them walk the stage at their graduation. Throughout this difficult journey I have held my employment at Spec’s as I have been patiently waiting for my time to be put on the transplant list for a new kidney. Now that time has come. The only and final step to get the process going is to raise the funds needed to purchase my medication. I need Ten Thousand Dollars to be able to purchase the medication that I will need to keep the kidney from being rejected by my body.
That brings me to today, I am reaching out to everyone for help to raise this money and I don’t have much family. Even though I continued to work, Medicare only covers 80% of the cost. After 3 years of the transplant I will no longer receive Medicare coverage for the medication I will need. This is why I am asking for any type of donation from all friends and all willing to help me in my time of need. God bless you and thank you for taking the time to read about my story.