Help Bonnie Fight Renal Failure

My mom, Bonnie Ray, was just diagnosed with Stage 5 Renal Failure. In September, she was hospitalized for a week, where she learned that her kidneys are only functioning at 11%. To live a long, healthy life, a kidney transplant is needed.  

Bonnie was put on several medications and had a port put in to start dialysis. She will soon be put on a list to wait for a kidney transplant, too.

The dialysis takes several hours each session and she attends these sessions three days a week. Because of this, and the pain that her failing kidneys and dialysis puts her in, my mom will probably lose both of her jobs and health insurance. We are researching government assistance and other programs for Bonnie to stay on her feet, but the costs greatly outweigh what government assistance will provide. estimates the cost of a kidney transplant to be over $260,000.  This includes medical and non-medical costs of pre- and post-transplantation. 

We know that we need financing for:

-Transporation to dialysis treatments
-Bills incurred from the two E.R. visits and hospital admissions where we learned of Bonnie's diagnosis
-Lost wages from being out of work 
-Pre-Transplant testing and evaluation
-The Kidney transplant
-Post transplant  recovery for both the donor and Bonnie

It's very hard for us to ask for so much money. And if you know my mom, she's usually the one helping others out instead of being the one asking for help. It's also very hard to see my mom, the Matriarch to many, in such a debilitating state. So we are beyond humbled by even the littlest donation that can be given. Anything helps!

Our next steps are to find a donor! My brother, husband, and I will all check to see if any of us are matches to be her living kidney donor. If we aren't, we will turn to the donor registry's waitlist.

Prayers for a donor match, the diminish of financial burdens, and a long life without pain for my mom would be greatly appreciated! 

I'll be updating this page as we trek this tough journey, so please help spread the word... 'like' or 'share' on Facebook.


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Beth Noser 
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