Joyce's Transplant Recovery Fund
PKD is hereditary and affects the kidneys and liver. Joyce received a liver transplant several years ago, but now is in need of a kidney transplant and is in the process of finding a donor. Though her husband and son are not matches, they have both agreed to be donors in a Living Donor Exchange program in hopes that Joyce can find a match through this system. A close friend has also agreed to be a donor and is currently in the process of testing. We are optimistic that Joyce will find a match soon and can have her transplant this spring.
Joyce has a fulfilling job at a non-profit helping others in need, but with the time off from work and rising medical expenses this presents a financial burden. She will be facing high co-pays and medical bills, the cost of her prescription medications, and her every-day living expenses. We have set up this fund so that hopefully she can recover from her transplant worry free. We estimate $10,000 to be a sufficient amount to help cover her medical and living expenses during her recovery.
If you are not able to donate money, we would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Joyce during this time, and she would love to receive cards or messages of encouragement.
We hope to have these funds raised for Joyce prior to her transplant so that she can go into it stress free, knowing that she has one less thing to worry about.
We ask that you please keep Joyce and Mark in your thoughts and prayers as they start this journey together. We will continue to post updates after the surgery.
Thank you for your love and generosity!
Joyce is still searching for a donor. Her husband and a friend are in the process of becoming candidates for the Donor match program. She will be talking to a dialysis team soon, but hopes that she will find a match before having to start dialysis. She is type B blood, and they are still accepting applicants for donors. Given that we don't know when she will find a match, your donations provide her comfort knowing that she will have the funds for support when the time comes.
Thank you for your support!
We are all so overwhelmed by your generosity, and can rest a little easier knowing that she won't have to worry about part of this process.
Thank you all again! Please continue to keep Joyce in your thoughts and prayers.
You and Mark are in my prayers
you're in my prayers, and in God's hands! All will be well according to His will....Love you!
Good luck Joyce, we only met once, but I definitely enjoyed every minute of it. Hope your transplant is successful. Liz Sparks