Katie's Kidney Transplant Recovery

So, for those of you who don't already know her, this is Katie (and my kids).
22658866_1501468[phone redacted]_funddescriptionAlthough she is technically my cousin, to me, she is a sister. She is an artist-vibrant, charming, fun and kind. She is also strong. Nearly eighteen years ago, Katie was diagnosed with renal failure. I watched as she endured several  months of dialysis until the testing confirming her mother as a compatible donor was complete. I witnessed her face surgery and post-operatively deal with the challenges of recovery and  the side effects of necessary anti-rejection medications. Being a middle schooler, I know that the physical challenges and changes before her must have seemed insurmountable, but she faced them with grace. Unfortunately, kidney transplants do not last forever, and seventeen years later, I feel like a kid again, practically helpless, watching as she faces these challenges once again. Aside from praying for her and trusting in God, there is, however, at least one thing I can do for her. After nine months of dialysis, Katie has been matched through a mutual friend with a woman who she had never met before but who has volunteered to be her living donor. She has undergone all necessary testing and is scheduled for a kidney transplant on August 10th. Here is where my part comes in-recovery from surgery is approximated to be between 6-8 weeks, during which time, Katie will be unable to work. I am asking that you would help during that recovery by supporting her with a financial gift of any amount, allowing her to heal and rest without the worry of how she will pay her bills during that time. Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity and support for this lovely and amazing woman! 
With deepest gratitude and appreciation, 
Sarah Dahmer


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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Dahmer 
Brooksville, FL
Katie Castonguay 
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