Donna McDonald Medical Fund

$660 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 57 months
Michael Graft  IOWA CITY, IA

My aunt, Donna McDonald, has had a very difficult year. On October 12, 2011 we unexpectedly lost my Uncle Dan.  He was a Navy veteran, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tipton, IA. Above all, Uncle Dan valued his family. He and my Aunt Donna were married for 48 years, and were blessed with 8 children and 27 grandchildren. Their 6th child, Greg, was born with 2 non-functioning kidneys, and although Uncle Dan was able to give him a kidney to save his life, by the time Greg was 35 the donated kidney failed. Greg spent the last year or so of his life going to dialysis three times a week, waiting for a kidney transplant, until Christmas 2011 when he passed away during the night. Like his father, Greg valued his family above all else. He was starting a new family with his fiancée Jessi, 6 month old son, Anthony, and two older sons, Jacob and David, and was so excited to be a father again.

My Aunt Donna had to bury her husband and her son within 3 months of each other. Since Greg's death she has been able to focus on her own health. She suffers from COPD, a debilitating heart condition, and is now also suffering from kidney failure. She, too, must travel 45 minutes away 3 times a week for dialysis. Along with this treatment, she needs to take numerous medications that cost a lot of money. After insurance takes care of the prescriptions, the cost to the McDonald family is almost $500 every two weeks. For a family struggling to heal and rebuild their lives after two deaths, they need help. I don't want to lose my Aunt Donna because she can't afford her medication. All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards medication, gas to get to dialysis, and living expenses. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

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Update 5
Posted by Michael Graft
56 months ago
Donna McDonald wanted to say thank you to the people who have made donations. Your donations are helping her with the cost of weekly medications and fuel to drive hours for dialisis 3 days a week. She also sends her thanks to all the people who have given support by sharing this link.
Please keep sharing this page, and donate if you can. This is truely a great cause.
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Update 4
Posted by Michael Graft
57 months ago
Thanks to everyone who's spreading the word, liking the page, and donating. We're really on a roll!
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Update 3
Posted by Michael Graft
57 months ago
Special thanks to Steve and Bonita Garrow for their $100 offline donation!
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Update 2
Posted by Michael Graft
57 months ago
Thanks to everyone who has donated, we are off to a great start.



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$660 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 57 months
Created March 10, 2012
LG
$20
Lois Graft
56 months ago (Offline Donation)
LC
$10
Lorrie and Dave Clemmens
57 months ago (Offline Donation)
MG
$100
Michelle and Landon Graft
57 months ago (Offline Donation)
SG
$100
Steve and Bonita Garrow
57 months ago (Offline Donation)
ED
$40
Eric &Patty Depoorter
57 months ago

Love you guys

JM
$50
Jason DiClemente & Allison Megargle
57 months ago
AM
$40
Amy McNeely
57 months ago
TC
$25
Tom, Jenny, Carter & Neviah Compton
57 months ago
JG
$5
James and Kandis Graft
57 months ago
DP
$75
Debra Hoenig Parizek
57 months ago
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