The Surgery is complete and now the healing begins! B/c of delayed surgery timelines Kim will be off for at least 3 months so we have adjusted the campaign target accordingly! Thanks to all those who have given...thanks to all those who have shared on facebook!
Kim's got an ALTER EGO -- the super hero 'LIVER GIVER'
Kim's donating 70% of her liver!!! AND
Scott and Betsy and kids are getting their life back!
Help SUPPORT Kim while she SAVES Scott!
Kim is the self-employed, primary income earner for her, her busy household (WITH 3 TEENS!)
As many of you will know......Kim's old friend, Scott Campbell's liver has been failing for 7 years and he has been on a transplant list for much of that time. This is a frightening prospect given the harsh reality that almost 1/3 of Liver Transplant patients die waiting for a Donor/transplant)...
At the funeral of another dear friend - Kim and Scott reconnected and Kim came to understand the gravity of Scott's illness and that she could be tested as a potential donor!
So Kim has completed ALL the testing and she's a MATCH! The transplant date was March 7, then April 4th each time post poned due to lack of cadaver vessels required for the surgery. Scott and Kim and families are now on a 24-48hr notice ...prayers, good thoughts and well wishes are welcome!
We will continue to update here -- and via facebook pages.
YOU CAN HELP!
Kim's is the self-employed primary income earner won't be able to work, or prospect for work for at least 8 weeks!
AND There are many expenses associated with being hospitalized and off work!
While there is some financial support "Gift of Life's 'Prelod' Program" the program covers 55% of net income up to $400 per week for the POST Operative period.
We are raising money for the things the FUND doesn't cover:
-the expensive prescription medication Kim requires (and she doesn't have health benefits)
-the other 45%+ of her income
-lost wages during 4-5 days of medical assessment;
-lost wages or transportation costs associated with the multiple follow ups for post surgery assessments
Please give Kim and her family the peace of mind to recover without extra financial stress!
Please contribute what you are able ! No contribution is too small! Together we can support Kim and her family while she saves Scott's life!
Other Ways to Help?
CONSIDER DONATING YOUR LIVER!
1/3 of people will die before reciving the liver they need. Please consider live liver donation:
Sign up to be an organ donor
- Jim Melchers
- Joanne Curtis Kromberg
- Sharon Etherington
- Pat Bongers
- Bob & Seanne Wilkins
Organizer and beneficiary
Waterloo South, ON