Tony's Medical Fund for Transplant

My brother, Tony Read, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 9. His entire life has been giving 3-4 insulin shots per day, blood tests throughout the day, and watching what he eats since he was just a little boy. 1 year ago his body said I cannot do it anymore and he was told he was in kidney failure and needed a tranplant in order to live. He has been doing dialysis 3 days a week, 5 hours each time. 2 months ago the medical board approved him to be put on the transplant list for both a kidney and a pancreas! What a blessing to be approved for the list and what another huge blessing to be approved for both a kidney and a pancreas. On February 27, 2015 Tony received the call there was a donor for him. On February 28th at 6pm Tony went into surgery for his transplant surgery. His surgery was a huge success and he is home now recovering and doing well. He has a long road ahead of him.. therapy, doctors appts, medications and more. He will be out of work for 3-4 months healing. At this point his medical bills are in the hundred thousands. Obviously he will not have to pay all of his but he does have $15,000 in bills currently owed (it's growing) and will continue to be out of work. I would like to help my brother anyway I can by helping reduce the financial stress for him. Any amount is appreciated and if you are unable to donate please continue praying for Tony. Everyone has been so wonderful and we appreciate it more than we can express in words. The prayers, love, support has meant so much us and to Tony. Thank you! 
Andrea (Tony's sister)


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Organizer and beneficiary

Andrea Haase 
Fort Collins, CO
David Read 
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