Jeanne's Recovery Fund

Our dear friend Dr. Jeanne Ficociello has been living with polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) since college. Many of you probably didn't even know about this battle until the last couple of years when it became clear Jeanne would need a life saving kidney transplant at a very young age.

Jeanne is so accomplished, self reliant, driven and tough that it is hard to comprehend just how sick she is, or how for the first time in her life she really needs her village. Jeanne's life saving kidney transplant is scheduled for September 25th at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.  Her angel on earth coworker who is selflessly donating her kidney to Jeanne has a Go Fund Me set up as well that already has donations in the thousands of dollars thanks to many generous people like yourselves.

Jeanne will be in the hospital for 5-7 days initially.  She will then be out of work for a minimum of 2-3 months; when she is able to return to work, it will be part time at first until she can handle more.

Jeanne's work does not provide paid medical leave and therefore she will be responsible for any medical bills not covered by insurance, as well as her mortgage, student loans and other monthly bills while she is out of work.  Jeanne has worked up to 6 days a week for several years in anticipation of this time in her life.  As we all know, however, medical costs can quickly spiral out of control.  Jeanne will also be on lifelong medications to prevent her from rejecting her new kidney. Doctors visits after discharge will occur 1-2 times per week initially, including ongoing labs to monitor her new kidney. One of the drugs she takes initially costs $5000 a month before insurance. 

The inspirational and amazing Jeanne needs us all right now so let's help her!! If you know Jeanne, you love her. She is generous, caring, funny, brilliant, a passionate citizen, an amazing friend and a dedicated aunt. Not to mention that she is the ultimate animal lover and rescuer. Let's give back to her some of the goodness she puts out into the world every day. Please donate to her medical recovery fund!
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    • $30 
    • 36 mos
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    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Regan Clarke  
    • $150 
    • 36 mos
  • Marianne and Eric Clark 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Jake Heller 
    • $150 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Anne Cellucci Adams 
Organizer
Needham, MA
Jeanne Ficociello 
Beneficiary
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