Kidney for Matthew & Medical Costs

I am not someone to ever ask for help, but I am in a position I thought I would never be in . I am a mom of twin 19 year old boys , who are my life ! Matt and Miguel graduated high school this past June . The plan was to leave NY and take a year to work and save and learn responsibility. They were going to go live in Florida with my parents and I was going to try to save to move out there . Before they left for Florida , I took the boys to the doctor for physical exam . I requested blood work as I noticed Matt was tired often and doesn’t gain much weight . Took him to a specialist suspecting maybe a thyroid problem . This specialist ordered a huge array of blood work . When it came back, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing . I am very familiar with what results meant . It showed a huge kidney problem . We went to a nephrologist two days before Matthew was going to turn 18. He had a bunch of tests and ultrasound and X-ray . He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease . He was put on medications . We were told he would need a kidney transplant in the near future . Matthew has altered his diet and has taken his medications and as of the other day his GFR showed he is end stage renal disease which is kidney failure . I was tested to be living donor as were other family members including his twin brother Miguel . Unfortunately , Miguel cannot donate and I was diagnosed with a kidney problem during the evaluation process . I am currently working almost non stop to be able to pay my bills , cover cost of healthcare for my children and I and cover the $50 copays for each time he or I step into a doctors office . I have a pretty costly deductible and 20 % coinsurance. Still seeking to find A or O positive or negative living kidney donor where he is listed at Florida Hospital ,as the outcome for Matthew will be much better and hope to get at least 10 or even 20 years out of it . As of now all potential donors who are getting tested get billed to my insurance . All loving donor expenses including all medical and surgical , travel and lodging are on me to pay a good portion of . Transplant will cost me thousands out of pocket . He will be on 30-40 pills daily post transplant . His doctor states that he will need dialysis very very soon which is a small fortune . I do not get any financial help with my children’s expenses . I am hoping that by posting this go fund me , I will be able to pay hospital bills and still -also be able to afford to send Miguel to college because he needs to start his future . Please consider any donation , no amount is too small . I will give updates to Matthew’ status during this long journey . I need to know that with the support of friends and family we will get through it all . Thank you all in advance and please say a prayer every now and then . I don’t wish this on anyone and no parent should ever have to see their child go through this .


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Lisa Largue 
West Nyack, NY
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