Grammy Needs a Kidney! (Jami Reitz)

$2,440 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 15 months
Jami Reitz is a 62-year-old woman who is very ill.  She was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2009.  She began dialysis in October, 2014. However, a kidney transplant is her best chance for long-term survival. The cost of a transplant can be overwhelming. 

Jami grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Cleveland Central Catholic High School. She got married and was a stay at home Mom for 13 years with her three children.  She went on to work for 25 years as the litigation docket person at a large law firm in downtown Cleveland. She left work when she went on dialysis.  She loves spending time with her four grandbabies and working on paper crafting.  Together, Jami and her family are committed to seeing her through transplant.  Her daughters have agreed to be tested as possible donors.  

Transplants are lifesaving but financially draining. Even with Medicare, Jami is facing very high expenses including whatever costs Medicare does not cover for the transplant itself.  In addition, she is facing post-transplant medications of up to $2,000 per month, co-pays, lab fees and more.
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We received some disappointing news. Neither of Jami's daughters are a match. Her son Adam is next up & will be tested shortly.

We are planning another fundraiser, a spaghetti dinner, set for September 23rd. Details to follow.
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Jami was finally "officially " listed this week. Her daughters can now be tested as possible donors.
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Margaret Nix
10 months ago

Jamie I can understand your medical condition on August 16 I will find out if I will lose my left kidney it is only producing at 4 percent. I might have to have one more test to know for sure my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love

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Linda Antoncic Lakatos
13 months ago

How can we see aboutbeinga donor match? Pls put that info out there. It's something I'm willing to do.and others too!!

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Raised by 38 people in 15 months
Created March 14, 2017
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9 months ago
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10 months ago
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Kathryn Kothe
13 months ago

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Cameron & Kelly Simmons
13 months ago

Sorry we could not make the fundraiser today. We are thinking about your mom and your family!

Margaret Nix
10 months ago

Jamie I can understand your medical condition on August 16 I will find out if I will lose my left kidney it is only producing at 4 percent. I might have to have one more test to know for sure my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love

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Linda Antoncic Lakatos
13 months ago

How can we see aboutbeinga donor match? Pls put that info out there. It's something I'm willing to do.and others too!!

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