My name is Robert Petrone. I am a Tennessee resident and am now in end stage 5 Kidney Failure. I go to dialysis 3 times a week and am trying to at least work part-time in between treatments. Thankfully I have passed all the testing requirements to become a candididate on the kidney transplant waiting list which currently has over 100k patients.
The only way to get off dialysis is to have a transplant. I have had several people step up to be tested but for various reasons were found ineligible.
I am in contact with Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville Tennessee where the Transplant will take place if a donor is found. There is a possible donor in the works at the moment. The medical cost for a Transplant is overwhelming. I started this Gofund me campaign to help for expenses relating to Transplant surgery and medication.. Medication is very costly and not covered 100 % by insurance. Being on dialysis for so long is taking a toll on me and it is getting to the point where working is getting impossible. My wife will not beable to work during my surgery and sometime after while I am going thru recovery.
Thank You for your consideration and for any help you can provide to help our family. I want to be around to watch my 3 beautiful grandsons grow up and to be here for my wife, 2 sons and Daughter-in-law.
God Bless You From Our Family
- Pat Lynn Zilly
- Tom Sylvia
- Peter Paolozzi
- Drew Petrone
- Ray Sousa
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