Help Stephanie Get her Kidney

$6,340 of $25k goal

Raised by 101 people in 2 months
Bruce Westberg
on behalf of James Roat
 TUCSON, AZ
Ever since Stephanie Roat was born she has struggled with significant health problems.  Her status has
become her norm, and as a result she is a happy child with a medical condition that doesn’t always
mirror her attitude.  Essentially, Stephanie’s organs never fully developed so her internal
plumbing does not look like or function like most people. This creates challenges for her on a daily basis
that she has grown to live with and accept.

Now that she has turned 13 years of age, Stephanie’s parents Jim and Karen have been told by doctors
she requires a kidney transplant.  Because of Stephanie’s unique medical conditions, Jim and Karen
have to routinely fly their daughter to UCLA as these doctors understand and can treat her conditions.  Considering the cost of travel, the doctor fees, medications, and the fact that these frequent trips take them away from their jobs, the bills have started to pile up.  Jim and Karen are anticipating the transplant will take place sometime this summer.  Should the transplant come later in the year,  Stephanie will have to undergo dialysis treatments which requires traveling to Phoenix 3 times a week resulting in more  time lost from work.

Jim and Karen are devoted public servants who have sacrificed their own comfort to serve others.  Jim is
a law enforcement officer and Karen has been a teacher for most of their adult lives.  They are never
going to be rich, but they have found value and worth in helping others.  When I first approached Jim
about asking for help, he was hesitant to accept it. Jim and his wife are people of quality, humility, and
character who would have probably never asked for help on their own.  So I will ask for them.

They can anticipate significant financial hardship in the next several months, so anything you can do to
help them would be greatly appreciated.  Because Stephanie suffers from so many additional medical concerns, her need for a kidney is critical in the coming months.  The smallest of donations can make the biggest of differences when enough people chip in.  Thank you so much for helping these truly deserving people and their young daughter!
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Update 1
Posted by James Roat
2 months ago
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We are excited to announce that a donor match has been found for Stephanie!!! Stephanie's cousin is the donor. She has one more set of physical exams to go through in March and then a surgery date can be scheduled, hopefully in May or June.

We are so humbled and appreciative of everyone's support and prayers. It really makes a huge difference. Thank you all!!!!
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$6,340 of $25k goal

Raised by 101 people in 2 months
Created February 9, 2017
Bruce Westberg  
on behalf of James Roat
$100
Anonymous
10 days ago
$250
Shawna Henderson
1 month ago

Our family is praying for Stephanie.

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
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1 month ago
WF
$150
Wu Family
1 month ago
$50
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2 months ago
$100
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2 months ago
JB
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Janet Beechler
2 months ago
$100
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2 months ago
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2 months ago
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