Help Jeff cover kidney transplant costs

A little about my situation... 8/30/13 I was diagnosed and hospitalized with End Stage Renal Disease. Presently I am in late stage 4 of the process with less than 10% kidney function remaining to me. Stage 5 is dialysis and transplant. We are actively searching for live donor candidates hoping to shorten the amount of time I will spend on dialysis, and thereby reduce cost. Unfortunately, my insurance refuses to cover the transplant at the hospital closest to us, causing us to have to proceed with transplant centers 2-3+ hours away. Our best estimate at this point is that this will add roughly 10-15,000 dollars to our out of pocket cost, as my work unfortunately does not have short term disability insurance coverage either. I find myself in a situation where I'm forced to ask for help. I have no expectations here. I can only promise that any donations to our situation will go directly to the medical costs, and expenses we incur as a result of my need to travel for the transplant. Please, if you can, help me remain an active part in my family's life. Thank you.
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Jeff Lorch 
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West Des Moines, IA
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