Bethany Needs Our Help!

Hi everyone.  I am an old and dear friend of Bethany Edwards and have made this GoFundMe account because she needs our help.  Bethany is a wonderful single mom and was diagnosed with kidney disease (FSGS) 15 years ago and was subsequently put on dialysis last year due to the deterioration of her health.  Since then she has struggled with constant pain from the disease and also sometimes from the treatments themselves.  Bethany has been in stage 5 kidney failure for almost three years now and because of this her life, health, and even future for her 15-year-old daughter Ella is now unfortunately uncertain.   Bethany's doctor recently informed her that she is a candidate for a kidney transplant, however in order for her to be on the transplant list, Bethany needs a car and here is the reason why.  Bethany's doctor said that he would not submit her name unless she has reliable transportation to get to her dialysis treatments in Buffalo.  Her recent car finally met its death last year and due to the trouble with that car, Bethany was already denied once for being on the transplant list for missing some of her necessary treatments.  Medical transport companies often deny Bethany because of the distance and are also almost always late which compromises her treatment time.  Also with being a single mother, it is necessary for her to have a decent car so that she can get to the store to buy groceries and take her daughter, Ella, to where she needs to go.  But most importantly, in order for her doctor to resubmit her name for a kidney transplant she needs to be able to get out to Buffalo for her treatments.  Unfortunately Bethany's family is unable to help her during this time and this has left her with little to no options when it comes to acquiring a decent, used and reliable vehicle.  This literally could be Bethany's last chance at living a decent, pain free life and we hope that through Bethany's friends that we can all come together and reach her goal so that getting her a car can put her back on the transplant list.  Thank you to everyone who has donated and is even considering donating, we appreciate you SO much!


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Kathleen Ames 
Spencerport, NY
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