Joyce is a friend to everyone she meets. She has opened her heart to many and helps those in need. She also suffers from a disease called Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD.
PKD is hereditary and affects the kidneys and liver. Joyce received a liver transplant several years ago, but now is in need of a kidney transplant and is in the process of finding a donor. Though her husband and son are not matches, they have both agreed to be donors in a Living Donor Exchange program in hopes that Joyce can find a match through this system. A close friend has also agreed to be a donor and is currently in the process of testing. We are optimistic that Joyce will find a match soon and can have her transplant this spring.
Joyce has a fulfilling job at a non-profit helping others in need, but with the time off from work and rising medical expenses this presents a financial burden. She will be facing high co-pays and medical bills, the cost of her prescription medications, and her every-day living expenses. We have set up this fund so that hopefully she can recover from her transplant worry free. We estimate $10,000 to be a sufficient amount to help cover her medical and living expenses during her recovery.
If you are not able to donate money, we would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Joyce during this time, and she would love to receive cards or messages of encouragement.
We hope to have these funds raised for Joyce prior to her transplant so that she can go into it stress free, knowing that she has one less thing to worry about.