Angela Mbamba in Kidney Failure

Angie was born in Kenya. Sadly, Angie’s birth mother did not want a child, and thus made numerous attempts to harm her before she was born. She lost her first kidney as a toddler; however, beyond the surgeries and medical issues, she was raised in a loving home. She began her studies at West Virginia University in 2012. Unfortunately, in the fall of 2014 while studying at WVU, Angie was hospitalized for several weeks because of an infection. At that time, her one and only kidney went into failure. Ever since then she has been on dialysis three times a week for 3.5 hours each visit, waiting, hoping, and praying for a kidney transplant.

While patiently waiting for a transplant, Angie returned to her studies at WVU in 2016 despite the numerous health complications she's had since her kidney failure. In 2017, she was hospitalized 17 times in the spring and summer alone. During this time, paperwork was misfiled and, as a result of bureaucratic red tape, she has been unable to go back to work. She is now stuck in a 'crack' in the system.

Due to health complications Angie has beyond her kidneys, access to dialysis treatments and the care that is keeping her alive is limited to the U.S. However, until her international student paperwork clears, she is required to stay enrolled in course credits but is not allowed to work. So in addition to the mounting medical bills, she has the added cost of tuition with no income, yet needs to follow these strict student/employment requirements so that she can continue the life-saving treatments that she needs. She is eager to get back to work to support herself and is hopeful that the paperwork issues will be resolved by this summer. In the meantime she needs the village to help her.

Angie's most critical need is to raise $10,000 that will support her basic living expenses through July 2018 (not including medical bills), at which time she hopes the paperwork issues will be resolved and she will be permitted to work while she waits for her transplant. All funds beyond the $10,000 are to make a dent in her medical bills that have been accruing since her kidney failure in the fall of 2014.

Despite the hits that have been coming one after another, Angie has a bright and beautiful soul and has remained an inspiration to others for her strength, faith, and heart of gratitude. To know her is to gain perspective on how to trust God through any kind of trial, let alone those where life literally is at stake. With the medical and financial issues coming to a head this year, the stress has been overwhelming. She has exhausted all other options. Angie would be incredibly humbled by and grateful for any amount of support that is generously provided.

Thank you for graciously considering this GoFundMe request.

(Note: Beyond the funds needed, Angie also is in desperate need of a kidney. If there is any interest in finding out more about kidney donation, please call Johns Hopkins Kidney and Pancreatic Transplant Program at 410-614-9345.)

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Michelle Wagner Moore 
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