Tim cant do it alone. (Tim's kidney fund)

Hello everyone, 
This is my son Tim. Tim was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was six years old and around  five years ago he was diagnosed with full blown kidney disease. As of the last month Tim's kidney disease has progressed to the point of renal failure, which means that his kidneys are functioning at about 13%  of that of a normal person. His body is unable to filter his blood properly  on top of  being diabetic which is causing him to be run down and sick most hours of the day. This has caused other side issues like constant sky high blood pressure which really scared the heck out of us. With some new medication he has been able to manage that for the time being but  he will need to do dialysis and has been instructed to start looking for possible kidney donors. As of November 13th he has not been well enough to return to work and will not be for the near future as he meets with doctors and starts a treatment plan.  Tim has been very diligent about exhausting every option he has had before turning to others. The bills are mounting and his health isn't improving.  The purpose of this go fund me is to to help unload some of the financial burden he has and at minimum get him basic medical care in the short term and to get him well enough to get back to work. He has always  been a selfless , loving,  giving person to everyone that he has met and absolutely hates the idea of asking anyone  for help.  So to anyone who will listen,  please help my son. Tim has looked into all possible options to get insurance, maintain his housing, as well as get transportation to and from doctors appointments.  Also, lets not forget the  medications that keep him alive. The $5,000  will directly go toward paying for his most pressing and distressing needs first:  medication, food and rent.  Next the rest will be used to pay into any new upcoming medical expenses for his dialysis and doctors visits.  I will  update this go fund me as he gets more news about the dialysis treatments and a better idea of a possible return to work date. In the meantime lets keep him fed, housed and taking his meds.  Thank you so much for reading this!! xo


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Kallie Roethlisberger 
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