Living kidney donor expenses

Our dear friend of 40 years is in end stage renal failure due to PKD, or poly cystic kidney disease. He has been waiting for a kidney for over 1 1/2 years. His family did not match, his friends were not compatible. I am compatible as an O negative, universal donor. I have undergone extensive testing to verify my health is good enough to undergo the procedure. I feel as if I have given a gallon of blood, gallon of urine and a lot of free time for X-rays, ekgs, CTs, etc. all this has been paid for by the recipient's insurance. The procedure, however, must take place 500 miles from home. We will have to arrive early for final testing, and classes in nutrition and post op care. The majority of our time will be spent in a hotel room prior to surgery and for 7 days after. We applied for assistance only to be turned down. We need your help to cover expenses in the hotel, the food we need to eat and the transportation costs to get there and back. I will also be out of work for more than a month after for recovery. The lost wages will be covered by donation only. Bills still must be paid, house payments are still due. Please, we need your help to make this happen for our dear friend.
  • Luis Gabaldon 
    • $600 
    • 90 mos
  • Jon Zuck 
    • $500 
    • 91 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 91 mos
  • Arturo Gabaldon 
    • $25 
    • 91 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 91 mos
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Organizer

Patricia Reese-Zuck 
Organizer
El Paso, TX
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