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Help Angela Save Josh

$3,235 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 57 people in 15 months
Created September 9, 2017
On Thursday, September 14th, I am donating one of my kidneys to Josh. This will be major surgery, leaving us both unable to work for a while. The purpose of this fundraiser is to help us pay the bills that will not take a break, even though we must.



What Happened:

Last November doctors gave us the news that Josh’s first transplant from 13 years ago was only functioning at 12% and dropping. The kidney was no longer able to keep him alive on its own. Since Thanksgiving 2016, Josh has been on dialysis three times a week, while continuing to work and trying to maintain a somewhat normal life.


After several months of uncertainty due to insurance and other factors the search for a donor began in April. By the beginning of June I received a call from the clinic informing me that we were a match. This news was both a huge relief and also something that neither of us had planned for.


The Plan

Our  original plan was that I would continue to work and be a caregiver for Josh during the first steps of his recovery, but now we will be traveling that path together. I am beyond willing to do anything within my ability to aid in making my best friend and partner feel better. As the saying goes, however, time is money.


Josh’s strength and courage during the past 11 months have been nothing short of amazing. We are both looking forward to healing and moving on with life, and in hopes of making the transition smooth we are asking for your assistance. The money donated to this cause will go toward the medical bills and other expenses that we are beginning  to pile up.


Thank you for taking the time to read our story and thank you for your consideration.


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Hey everyone!

We are happy to report that 10 days after surgery, we are back home. We passed the critical phase of our recovery and were released from the hospital with with flying colors!

We both have a long road of healing in front of us, but we're out of the danger zone and feeling better every day. Your support had a direct impact on easing our stress during this time. We are eternally grateful!

This campaign has been a tremendous success because of you.

Thank you,
Angela and Josh
At home and healing!
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We both still have long recoveries ahead of us, but we're happy to announce that the kidney transplant was a glowing success! Angela has officially saved my life with her generosity, love, and an organ.

Your support through this process has made it all possible. We can not thank you enough. We just want you to know that our lives are forever changed for the better and we look forward to the years to come!

Thank you,

Josh & Angela
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Wow! The amount of support and kindness that we have received in the past day and a half, have made our hearts swell and our minds relax a little. We are both taking these last few days before surgery to get our home and kitty in order for what’s to come. We cannot express enough how much easier this process has been made by all of the generosity. Thank you all, so very much!
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$3,235 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 57 people in 15 months
Created September 9, 2017
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