Sachineedsakidney

Sachi is in urgent need of a kidney transplant! We really need money to make t-shirts and flyers to help her find a kidney donor and then potentially fly the donor out here (to Phoenix, Arizona) to do some preliminary testing, fly them back home, and also provide lodging for them before and after surgery. Average recovery time is about a month for the donor. All surgery expenses are covered by insurance except flight, lodging and food.

Sachi's Story
Sachi was born with a terrible kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). At the age of six, she went into complete kidney faillure and was placed on dialysis. She remained on dialysis for 3.5 years until she finally got a kidney transplant. However, she wasn't out of the woods yet. The numerous medications that she had to take to maintain her new kidney caused a lot of unwanted side effects including excessive hair growth all over her face and body, redness and swelling of her face, swelling of her gums, just to name a few. She was bullied relentlessly. However... Sachi remained strong and took good care of her new kidney.  A transplanted kidney usually lasts about 10 years but because Sachi learned to be cautious stayed on a very strict, healthy diet and always took all her medications on time every single day, her kidney has lasted for 23 years! During that time she accomplished a lot of things including graduating from high school, getting into a prestigious university and graduating with high honors. She had just started her career in teaching when her health took a turn for the worst again and she eventually lost her kidney.  Her father wanted to donate his kidney to her but was turned down due to his old age and history of heart problems. Due to the long wait list in California,  Sachi and her father left their home in California and moved all the way to Arizona in hopes of getting on a shorter wait list. She has been on the waiting list for a kidney for over 2.5 years now, but to no avail. I myself have tried to donate but regrettably they turned me down because my of my history with alcoholism. But time is running out and Sachi is losing hope! PLEASE help! If you can't donate financially, then please at least share this message with your friends and family!

If you are interested in donating a kidney to Sachi or have any questions in general about this GoFundMe, please contact me at: Elihallman@gmail.com.  I can give you all the information that you need. Thank you for reading. Please give charitably and consider donating a kidney if possible. Sachi is a beautiful young lady and deserves to have a chance at a normal life. She deserves our help. Please do anything that you can. Prayers are appreciated as well. 

Donations

  • Gary Kanemoto 
    • 100 $ 
    • 20 mos
  • Sachiko Tu 
    • 100 $ 
    • 24 mos
  • Andrew Hong  
    • 100 $ 
    • 24 mos
  • Tomokazu Tokuyama 
    • 20 $ 
    • 26 mos
  • Arpit Desai 
    • 75 $ 
    • 27 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Eli Hallman 
Organizer
Phoenix, AZ
Sachi Kuwahara 
Beneficiary
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