Kidney for Kara

Kara is a beautiful, amazing, kind, funny 14 year old girl enjoying the summer before starting her freshman year of high school.  She is adored by her parents Jen and Mark , her little brother Zach, her friends and her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

She loves spending time with friends, playing sports and her dog, Hank.  

On Monday June 22, she had a severe pain in her side and she was taken to the ER.  She was immediately transferred to a bigger and more specialized hospital and within 24 hours she and her parents were told both kidneys were failing.  They were told that her  kidneys had stopped growing at around 4 years old and as she grew they have been unable to continue to do their job.  She would need a transplant.  While this was devastating news it was also a complete shock as Kara had no symptoms of kidney failure and had lived a completely healthy life.  

Then, within the next two days , after more tests, labs and scans, it was discovered that their healthy vibrant daughter would need that transplant not in a few years but within a few months!!!

Please help to support Kara in her journey back to health.  First and foremost, she will need a new kidney - please consider registering as a donor - an amazing way to help save lives including Kara’s.  For more information on becoming a living donor please call [phone redacted]. Second, she and her parents will be traveling 180 miles round trip every two weeks until she is ready for her transplant and the costs associated with travel  let alone the costs of medical deductibles, and aftercare is unexpected and tremendous.  Third, your prayers, well wishes, physical and emotional support would be so appreciated. 

We are so blessed by your kindness ... your monetary donation will help ease financial burdens and rightfully allow her parents to focus solely on what is important - Karas health.

  • Jonathan Schnack 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Rachel Alger 
    • $10 
    • 14 mos
  • Gina Rafael 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Liz Folio 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 15 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Terri Law 
Bettendorf, IA
Jennifer Snyder 
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