Super Nicholas Fund - Battling Kidney Failure

Our sweet boy, Nicholas (age 10) was born with kidney disease. He is now in end stage renal failure. Nicholas needs dialysis treatments (3 hours per day for 3 days per week) at Boston Children's Hospital. He needs this to live while we anxiously wait for a kidney transplant. Nicholas receives his dialysis through a catheter surgically implanted in his chest. This poses many risks within itself. It has been a long road during his short life, and now he faces a difficult battle that no child should have to face.    

Kidney failure is a life-long illness. Even after Nicholas receives a new kidney, the lifespan of a donated kidney averages 10 -15 years. He will need life-long treatment and more kidney transplants through out his life.  

This fund is to help with medical expenses and expenses related to his treatment, along with multiple unexpected costs resulting from many missed days of work, to allow mom and dad to be by Nicholas's side. Vacation and sick days have been exhausted, so this raises more of a financial burden. Some expenses include: transportation, parking, meals, co-payments, prescriptions, and surgical procedures as well as off-setting the effects of not collecting a paycheck for several weeks while Nicholas will be recovering from surgery. Also, for post-op appointments not covered by vacation or personal time.

For those who would like to mail checks, please make it out to Kim or Joe Corapi and sent to the following address: 
The Super Nicholas Fund
Attn: Joe Corapi
15 Uxbridge Road,  PMB 1026
Mendon, MA 01756 USA

If you are interested in being a living donor, please visit our site at  and fill out the Living Donor Form.  

Thank you in advance for all of your help, prayers and support during this trying and difficult time. Any donation is greatly appreciated by our entire family!
  • matthew mastroianni 
    • $1,000 
    • 12 mos
  • Bruce/Denise Blanchard 
    • $100 
    • 12 mos
  • Holly Kennedy 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 12 mos
  • Angelica Frascolla 
    • $40 
    • 12 mos
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Fundraising team: Super Nicholas Fund - Battling Kidney Failure (2)

Joe Corapi 
Raised $4,176 from 56 donations
Uxbridge, MA
Kim and Joe Corapi 
Team member
Raised $300 from 4 donations
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