Bob Czekalinski - Kidney Transplant

I am writing this on behalf of my son Bob Czekalinski, a 35 year-old middle school PE teacher, engaged to a wonderful woman, Allison.

 On June 8, 2017 he was diagnosed with Renal Kidney Failure and told that he would need a new kidney.

His life was turned upside down, physically, emotionally and financially.

But with the help of his fiancé, family, friends and even strangers, he is getting through this--the biggest challenge of his life.  Fortunately, one of his faculty friends has selflessly offered to donate a life-saving kidney to him.  For her generous act, I thank her and I thank everyone who has helped him along this journey.

However there are extra costs involved for him, his fiancé and his donor which insurance doesn’t cover.

All donations to this fund will be used to offset those potentially substantial out-of-pocket costs--insurance deductions, living and travel expenses for himself and his donor, and caregiver and support personnel costs prior to, during and after the transplant process.

In appreciation for their and your generosity, Bob plans, after this ordeal is successfully over, to mentor other young people who have this terrible disease.

 As a teacher, Bob wants to help others through this physical, emotional, and financial roller coaster. As he has stated many times, “Nobody understands what this is like unless they have had to live it.”

Your donations will help diminish the weight of the financial burden associated with Bob’s transplant and will allow him to more quickly become the mentor he wants to be.

 Please join him in getting to this admirable goal. 

Thank you.

Bob's Dad & Allison


  • Stephen Sweetnich 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Jack Gabriel 
    • $50 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 19 mos
  • David Cehlar 
    • $103 
    • 26 mos
  • Jessica Glover 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
See all


Ralph Czekalinski 
Fort Myers, FL
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