Islambek's Kidney Transplant

$18,894 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 316 people in 7 months
This is Islambek Ashyraliev, son, friend, wrestler, soccer player, community service volunteer, university student, and future leader. At the end of October, he was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition called Chronic renal failure (or Chronic kidney disease), for which he will need a kidney transplant surgery.  This operation will cost about $30,000.  As this is not financially feasible for Islambek and his family, we are relying on your support to give them a chance to be able to afford this expensive procedure.  Funds will also go to living costs for Islambek’s family while they support him through the surgery.  Groups at Islambek’s university have already begun fundraising, and we hope to add to those efforts as much as possible and to raise our goal of $30,000 by April 30th.

Islambek, originally from the remote region of Talas, Kyrgyzstan, is now a student at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Islambek currently attends KIMEP through the U.S.-CAEF scholarship, and is a very bright student.  When he was still in high school, he participated in the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program, which provides qualified students an opportunity to study in the U.S. for one academic year and stay with a host family.  He created a special spot in the heart of his host family and attended Middletown High School in Maryland, where he impressed students and staff alike with his charm, flexibility, and desire to make a positive impact on the world.  Islambek was also a member of the competitive English Access Microscholarship Program, which provides English language skills to 13-20 year olds from economically disadvantaged sectors.  Both of these programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Please consider donating to Islambek Ashyraliev's medical fund.  This is a young man who has made the most of every opportunity that has come his way, and given back with countless hours of community service.  His goal is to learn from others, and ultimately make his country a better, stronger place.

In his personal statement for the U.S.-CAEF application, he wrote, “I like the international atmosphere of KIMEP.  By talking with lots of people of other nationalities, I will learn about their different lives.  With the education that I will get from KIMEP, I will make big changes in the Central Asian economy.”

He has a heart as big as the world; please help us get him a new kidney!

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Hi Everyone,

On behalf of Islambek, we want to thank you all so much for your generosity and support. The funds we have raised have already helped Islambek in finding the treatment he needs. Islambek will be traveling to India for his operation, and is hopeful that he will find a donor soon. We would really appreciate it if you would consider donating to ensure that Islambek can cover the cost of the surgery and living expenses for his family. Any amount you can provide would be appreciated and, as always, please share the campaign as much as possible!

With gratitude,

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Dear all,

We cannot thank you enough for all of your generous contributions to this campaign. In just 5 days, we have raised over $10,000 for Islambek and his family.

We are thrilled by the success of the campaign so far, but we hope to continue the momentum so that we are able to reach our goal of $30,000 as soon as possible. Please share the campaign as much as you can on social media, as the more eyes it reaches, the better.

Thank you!
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$18,894 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 316 people in 7 months
Funds raised will benefit:
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