Help Laura Get A Kidney!

Laura Montrose was a regular kid who loved to play and learn new things. One day, she no longer felt like moving, playing, or learning. Struggling for years with pain and lack of energy, she was finally diagnosed with dermatomyositis at age 5. She spend the next two years living in the hospital, trying to get her symptoms under control. Her parents were told constantly that she would not live much longer. She was not supposed to live to age 15 as hers was the worst case of the disease that the doctors had ever seen. The disease gnawed away at all of Laura’s muscle tissue and then started attacking her organs. The doctors were at a loss because they didn't know much about the disease or how to treat it; they tried a multitude of drugs and large amounts of steroids.

Ultimately, Laura was a fighter, and she was able to send her illness into remission. Despite beating the odds at age 8, she had to learn to walk again, was completely blind for 6 months, and continually had to undergo numerous surgeries on every organ possible including her eyes. Eventually, all the treatments caused kidney failure, and as of 2018, Laura Montrose has been on the kidney donation list for a few years. She finally has found a donor, but money is short. Please help this survivor win yet another ultimate battle. Help her live a healthy life possible only with a new kidney. Any amount would be helpful.
  • Riccardo Babbitt 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Cindy Glynn Johlene Roberts 
    • $75 
    • 46 mos
  • LaWanda Biles 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Jeremiah Lemmonds  
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Fredrick Brock 
    • $40 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lara Nosser 
Hamlet, NC
Laura Montrose