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Kimberly is a vibrant, 44 year old single mother of a six year old little girl. While Kimberly has lived a high functioning, healthy and active lifestyle, unbeknown to most, Kimberly has been battling kidney disease for 26 years. When Kimberly was only 19 years old and in the throes of her sophomore year in college, Kimberly’s body suddenly swelled from head to toe. Kimberly was rushed from school and after extensive testing was diagnosed with Glomerulonephritis, a chronic kidney disease which would eventually lead to kidney failure. Despite her youth, she took her health very seriously and immediately set out on a path of healing through strict adherence to her doctors’ instructions as well as holistic strategies such as yoga, meditation and a carefully planned diet. After four years, Kimberly’s doctors were thrilled and mystified by her health and agreed that Kimberly could temporarily manage her illness without medication. Kimberly’s hard work and commitment to her health paid off and as her doctors’ would report, Kimberly miraculously remained asymptomatic for decades.
Many do not know that Kimberly lost her mother to a degenerative neurological brain disease 8 years ago. After her mother passed away, Kimberly and her husband struggled with fertility issues for seven years until her daughter Reagan was born. Reagan was a miracle baby in that she had to be delivered early in order to save Kimberly’s kidneys, which were close to failing in the 6th month of pregnancy. Kimberly nearly died giving birth to her 3 lb premature daughter. One year after her daughter was born Kimberly was told that she was in Stage Four Kidney Disease and would need a transplant. Like her mommy, Reagan is a fighter. In spite of the many complications often associated with prematurity, Reagan is a very smart, funny and healthy little girl. Kimberly is devoted to raising her daughter with integrity, honor, and kindness. Reagan is an empathetic, kind, and compassionate child.
We, her community are asking that you please consider a monetary gift to help Kimberly regain her health and her life. Unfortunately, insurance does not cover such things as lost wages for the donor and recipient, simultaneous testing of multiple donors to expedite the process of finding a suitable donor and avoid dialysis, and many other out of pocket expenses related to the transplant. We kindly ask that you help us distribute these flyers in your businesses or other public forums with which you may have personal connections.
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