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I’m getting a liver transplant :(

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First off if you’re taking the time to read this I want to say thank you. That already means something to me. I’m truly in need of help and am hoping my GofundMe “karma points” will cash out and this option may help me now, so here goes.

As a lot of you know at the beginning of July I was feeling just dandy then out of nowhere my body decided to give me the biggest wake up call ever and teach me a lesson, that using alcohol as a coping mechanism for my baby brother's murder, among other things, and combined with a previous liver condition creates some real bad news. One second you’re just fine hanging out with your girlfriend on a plane then all of a sudden you're puking blood all over the plane followed by violent withdrawals over the next couple days.

I was taken to the ER and given a 40% chance to live but by keeping up with the doctors, and with just over 6 months sobriety combined with diet, I was actually turning things around and healing.

Theeeennnnn a couple days before Christmas I felt ill so I was taken to the ER again. To my surprise I had gotten a random blood infection and it went Hurricane Katrina on my insides. The infection was essentially taking all the progress I had made, crumbling it up, and tossing it away like it was nothing. All the progress I was making was gone. St Joe’s didn’t know what to do except beat around the bush with the exception of getting me on medication that kicked my butt. St Joe’s was prepared to discharge me and send me on my way with some medicine to finish killing the infection and that was about it. But thankfully they contacted UW Medecine (where I’m currently at) and they looked over test result and they basically said “OMG get him down here!”

Thankfully now I'm in a hospital with an amazing gut doctor. After being here for about 24 hours it was finally communicated to me that my other organs had healed and my liver was making headway slowly and surely. But that damn infection basically came in and just wiped out everything and any progress I had made. So this team of FANTASTIC doctors did more tests and realized my liver was more FUBAR than thought before and that I’m very close to dying. Even though my outsides feel outstanding my guts are clinically a freaking mess.

They decided that a liver transplant is the only option.

I hope my GoFundMe karma will make a return for me. Essentially I’ve been in the hospital a month straight and am going to be in the hospital for another couple weeks if a donor liver becomes available quickly which they're certain one will. Because of my rare blood type there’s not a long list and I’ve been shot up to the number one position in line on this list based on my extremely not pretty MELD score. This was all clearly unexpected and I won't able to work because I’ll be recovering from the transplant. I’m going to need to figure out how to keep my apartment and pay my bills for a couple months without income. I’m being modest in asking but do NOT want to come across greedy.

I’m sober and full of life again. I'm happy in my own skin and accepting what I cannot change. I'm moving on and up with life and trying to give back to my peers and everyone around me. I’ve been told I’m more useful alive than dead but I just need my place to live and to deal with these follow up visits in Seattle after he surgery. I’m not going to lie I’m scared as crap and this is going to go down any day now. I’m being given the gift of life BUT don’t want to go wasting that gift by dying.

Thank you so much for reading this and want to thank you already whether you can help or not. Thank you, truly, Kasey Overland.
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I just want to thank thank thank you, this is going to make it soo I accuttly heal ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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