Tyler's Kidney Miracle

Tyler was born with what the doctors believe was a neurogenic bladder that went undiagnosed. By the time we urged doctors that something was wrong between age of 3 & 4, his left kidney had failed and his right kidney damaged to 40-50% function. They removed his left kidney in 2005 and cautioned us that we may have only 3 months as his situation was so bad. Praise to God, Tyler defied the odds and just turned 16 with his kidney remaining fairly stable. On June 19th this year, we were delivered devastating news that his remaining kidney is failing quickly. He is now at 15% function and is in the process of a kidney transplant asap. 
A friend had heard of his situation and has offered her BEMER for him to use to help him.  The BEMER is used to enhance general blood flow throughout the body which enhances the body's nutrient and oxygen supply waste disposal, cardiac function, and physical fitness.We take him to her every morning and every evening to use the unit.
I am no medical expert by any means but this machine has made an immense difference for Tyler! Just in 2 weeks use 2x a day, he has more energy, not sleeping all day which his doctor said would be the total opposite as his kidney continues to fail. He also has very poor circulation in his feet which are a constant deep purple/bluish color....now they are becoming healthy pink feet. There is also a chance that due to this machine ability to improve circulation that his kidney could start to heal its self which is our utmost best case scenario.

We are trying to raise the funds to be able to purchase Tyler his own BEMER unit. This unit would help him have a better quality of life while he waits for a match with his kidney transplant and not have to go on dialysis which is very hard on the body. Best case scenario is it helps the kidney to be able to heal itself forgoing a transplant altogether! 
We would love to buy one but can't afford it. It is very humbling to ask for financial help this way, but I will do anything for my children. No amount is too small! Words can't begin to describe our thankfulness if you choose to  help Tyler.

Tyler enjoys playing piano and has become an amazing dedicated pianist. He also enjoys video games as most kids do :-). He was also starting to train for running 5Ks which he enjoys when his health allows. He is active in the Royal Rangers program having just completed the requirements for the Gold Medal of Achievement and has enjoyed being a part of FCF ( National Frontiersman Camping Fellowship) He is showing a interest to study video graphics design when he goes to college in 4 years time.

Donations

 See top
  • Karen Marcely 
    • $150 
    • 42 mos
  • Russ & Mary White 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Bolivar Calderon 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Mary &Rob Loy 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Grace Masciarelli 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 42 mos
See all

Organizer

Tabitha Ruge 
Organizer
North DeLand, FL
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more