Nana’s Second Chance

This is our story of our precious Nana who is 23 years old. She was born with one normal kidney, and one abnormal kidney. Brianna lived an active, happy life, creating memorable moments with family and friends.  Just recently, Brianna was rushed to the emergency room December 2nd. She had severe blood loss, hemoglobin count was dangerously low, and was diagnosed with renal failure. She was in the hospital for two weeks, and we almost lost her December 5th. We will never forget that sullen day when the Doctors came in and said she was dying, everything in her body was failing.  This unexpected event caught the entire family off guard. Two days later  Nana’s blood level began to increase due to medical treatment. Thanks to the help of the medical staff of Los Alamitos medical center in California. And the support of family and friends. Brianna has returned home but is now on dialysis three times a week due to her condition. The fight is not over yet and that is why we have created this go fund me account to help raise funds for our little sister. These funds will be used to give Brianna a second chance. We hope to raise enough money to pay for Nana’s Kidney transplant and medical expenses. She is undergoing test to find a suitable match to replace her kidney. Her outlook, and spirits are high. Our goal is to raise $75,000 as soon as possible. Everyone’s donations and support is welcomed, every bit counts and is much appreciated. We are shooting for the stars for our little Nana, help us give her this gift, a second chance at life. 

Much love,
The Montecalvo Family


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Shane Montecalvo 
Bellflower, CA
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