A new kidney for Kris

Hi to all who know and don't know my finace' Kristy Ross..She is 31 and an amazing young woman ... as many of you know Kris has been through a terrible run of health issues over the last several years beginning with a stroke at the age of 21 followed by another stroke at age 26, following the second stroke it was discovered through a kidney biopsy that she has Lupus which can be a devastating auto immune disease.. She has suffered many kidney failures and had indured stage 3 renal failure for the past several years... In sept. of 2013 while visiting friends in California another full flare of Luspus destroyed her kidneys totally and she has been on dialysis since november... Her Kidney Dr. ( Dr. Zacham ) at Peacehealth said it was time to seriously consider a transplant... We recently went to Portlands Leagacy Hospital to learn more about the process.. after finishing the first round we were told she and I would need to stay in Portland for a month during and immediately after the transplant. We were informed that we would have to have a dedicated account with enough money in it to provide lodging and living expenses during the stay and until we could show that we have the funds put away they would not move onto the next steps of the process including donor screening etc. We have to provide for her transportation out from Buffalo... a rough estimate of moneys needed would be appx. 4,000 .... 2,000 of which must be in a dedicated fund to start the next round....any and all help would be appreciated more than you could possibly imagine...
 Sincerely, Don
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Don Dupre 
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Eugene, OR
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