Fund raise for Ben's surgical and medical bill

My name is Michele Cole and I'm the wife of Ben Cole the man you see in the picture. Sadly his life has been changed forever. It was in October 2017, not too long after his 29th birthday. He had been feeling tired for some time and suffering from frequent headaches, He usually puts this down to his busy social calendar and too many late nights.
He'd never had a blood test so we decided to arrange for him to have one at our local GP.
After two days, we received a phone call from our GP, she asked if Ben could call to the surgery for repeat bloods again that day and explained that his blood results had revealed his kidneys were functioning at only 29% and that the first test could have been inaccurate, this was the reason for repeating it. I felt shocked and worried as I wasn’t sure what this meant, the only thing I knew about kidneys at that point was that they cleaned your blood, nothing else. We were both worried, anxious and confused as he had never suffered with health problems previously and there was no history of any kidney related problems in the family.
An ultrasound scan of his kidneys and a kidney biopsy was carried out too and it established the cause of Ben's low kidney function.
The results had shown significant scarring damage to his kidneys which was caused by the kidney disease IGA Nephropathy, they also said that it was likely that his blood pressure had been raised for quite some time which had also caused damage to his kidneys.
In Dec 2018, after Ben's kidney function had deteriorated further down to 15%, He was put onto the transplant list and was about to start attending pre-dialysis clinics.
In August 2020 we received the call we were so desperate for, the call was from MRI, informing us that a new kidney had become available. It was such an emotional time as the gift of life had been given to me and my husband by a truly amazing human being, a complete stranger who we had never even met, a true hero who had made the selfless decision to help my family and others and give us our lives back after they had lived theirs.
This is our story ! We've spent a lot already, our friends and family also trying to help but we need more funds.!
Please donate to cover Ben's medical and surgery bills

Thank you !!!

The funds go directly to Ben and his family.
For any questions, concern or offers. Contact Ben's wife at
[email redacted]
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