Bariglio dialysis/donor expenses

My name is Mike Bariglio. Twenty years ago I received a kidney from my sister, Joyce . While that kidney served me well for the past twenty years it retired it's service in May of 2014. Which is why I have been on dialysis treatments ,three times a week for the past two months. Each treatment last four hours, four hours hooked to the dialysis machine through two high gauged needles. 
So I began posting on face book on Michael Bariglio's Journy about my daily struggles, triumphs,and trying to make the best of it. 
As my wonderful ,amazing love, Aleta Baird and I went to all the doctors appointments,follow ups, and donor testing protocols we knew that it would be sometime before a donor could be found. Aleta wanted to be that donor but I believe her family history of high blood pressure prevents her from doing so. She was devastated
as friends began to read about my situation, prayers,warm wishes and thoughts began to come from all  over.

There were two very special friends from high school( ARCHMERE ACADEMY) that I haven't talked to in years. Bill Martin, who I played football with and also went to college with came forward willing to be a donor! I was amazed since haven't talk to him in many years. He said he must do it for a friend. But as he started the testing process he found out he also has high blood pressure.
Then Ms Susan Huppe also class of 82 Archmere grad came forward and began testing to be a donor. She is in good health,and same blod type as I am. As I type this today Susan has been cleared as primary donor and is in the process of making arrangements to come to Ohio from her home in Boston. She is a life saver and I am thankful she reconnected with me..
so that is the reason for this fund it is to help her out with travel expenses,lodging( if she'd rather stay somewhere other than at my house) and any medical, or other expenses that may occur.
she is giving the best gift of all,the gift of life!

please find it in your heart to donate whatever you can to help us realize our journeys final chapter

And please feel free to check out my page MICHAEL BARIGLIO'S JOURNEY on Facebook
the world is a lonely place without true friends!
THANK YOU
Mike. .  

Donations

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  • Joe Small 
    • $250 
    • 52 mos
  • Sherri Caraway 
    • $25 
    • 59 mos
  • Melanie Pratt  
    • $10 
    • 59 mos
  • Kristin Nicola 
    • $25 
    • 59 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 59 mos
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Organizer

Michael Bariglio 
Organizer
Westerville, OH
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