Ruben Milano's Battle with Kidney Disease

While Ruben Milano is no stranger to health scares and struggles, the battle he is facing today is more perilous physically and more daunting emotionally than anything he has ever faced.

Despite being on dialysis for four years, Ruben is currently experiencing near constant cyst development. These cysts develop in his kidneys, which then rupture. In addition to being excruciatingly painful, the burst cysts then cause Ruben’s organs to react, prompting an autoimmune response. This auto-immune response causes Ruben’s own body to attack his vital organs, and with each attack, his body weakens and carries with it a higher risk of death.

Without a kidney transplant, Ruben will not win this battle.

Ruben needs you. His children need you. His wife needs you. You also don’t have to be an exact match to donate a kidney to Ruben, the association will give your kidney to a person with your blood type and they will give Ruben another kidney that matches his blood type. This process can start a chain reaction, often granting the gift of life to several people. From just your one generous donation you could be helping multiple people live!

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Donations (0)


  • Wayne Mikulski 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Martin Yogya 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Thomas Wills 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Jay Salerno 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • John Mikulski 
    • $200 
    • 5 mos

Fundraising team (3) 


Tony Tran 
Organizer
La Grange, IL
Ruben Milano 
Beneficiary
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