My name is Kevin Malone and I started this campaign for my wife Katherine (Kathy) who is currently awaiting a kidney transplant. We are actively searching for a living donor as the wait time for a deceased donor can exceed 5 years. Kathy's transplant will occur at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She will be in the hospital for approximately 5 days but will need to stay in a hotel for 6-8 weeks after the transplant for follow up care. Our fundraising efforts will help pay for our lodging after the surgery, food, transportation back home, and any medical expenses not covered by our insurance. When a donor is found, there will be costs for the donor's family for lodging during the transplant that we would like to cover. There may also be transportation costs to get the donor and his/her family to/from Mayo.
We are hopeful that a donor will be found within the next three months. Any help you can provide to help us meet our fundraising goal is greatly appreciated. If you are unable to help us meet our fundraising goals, there are other ways to help. To consider being a living kidney donor for Kathy, please visit our website
and click on the "I Want To Help" page to find out other ways to help.