Bert's Dialysis Transportation Fund

Bert had a kidney transplant in June 2013. He was doing fine living his life with a functional transplanted kidney. On 11/21/2016 , he was hospitalized for an illness unrelated to his kidney.  While hospitalized, he was found to have decreased red blood cell count requiring blood transfusions.   During his lengthy hospitalization, he developed several bouts of hospital accuired pneumonia among other illnesses that a person in compromised health is prone to.  During his  hospitalization, his transplanted kidney was damaged by procedures which should never have been performed on him.  As a result, his transplanted kidney has failed and he is back on dialysis since January 5, 2017;   Because he has been hospitalized for an entire year, his dialysis treatment was done during his hospitalization.  On Christmas day 2017, Bert was discharged out of the Hospital to a rehabilitation center, which does not have on site dialysis. He now has to be transported 3x weekly to and from outpatient dialysis at a cost of $530 per trip  3 days weekly at a cost of $1590 per week which does not include the cost of milage. I surprisedly found out that my insurance does not have any provisions for medical transportation and the family is responsible for the transportation cost.  Needless to say, there is no way that we can afford $1590 per week.  In order for Bert to receive dialysis to continue to live and work on his rehabilitation, I am asking for financial help to be able to affort ambulance services to and from dialysis.   Bert needs  ambulance transport to and from dialysis because after being hospitalized for an entire year, he is very weak and frail and several bouts of pneumonia has damaged his lungs. He now has a tracheostomy and he is oxygen dependent. 
Family, friends, colleagues and good samaritans please assist us with this very difficult situation.  Thank You in advance for your kindness and generosity.

Donations

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  • Safiya Williams 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Edgar Mandeville 
    • $75 
    • 37 mos
  • Coleen BRUCE 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Kimberly Daniel 
    • $75 
    • 37 mos
  • Clare Thompson 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer

Gardenia Irish 
Organizer
Teaneck, NJ
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