Kidney for Scott

$32,069 of $45,000 goal

Raised by 240 people in 1 month
Created December 1, 2018
LK
Lauren King
on behalf of Scott Picard
As many of you know Scott found out in May of this year that he has chronic kidney disease. His diagnosis is very serious. He has been on dialysis since then to stay alive while starting the process to look for a donor. While the 14 hour of daily dialysis is saving his life it is also very hard on his body with potential irreversible long term side effects. His latest diagnosis is that his kidneys are further deteriorating and his overall health is being greatly affected. Therefore the need for him to have a kidney transplant has increased in urgency.

We all know Scott to be a very strong man. His strength of heart is one of his inherent qualities that we all have experienced time after time through all the ways he gives to all of us who know him. He cannot help to show up in life with courage and an immense capacity to make a difference in the lives of those he encounters. His love for life always finds expression in one way or another in his unique way to empower others, and to give of himself. It is inevitable that anyone who is challenged with a life threatening disease is brought face to face with confronting their mortality. Scott is doing so with this same courage and with great dignity, but it is clear that he cannot do this alone. It is for this reason that all of us who love him must come together and do what we can to support him. 

While he has good insurance that covers most of the cost of a transplant, there are other medical, transplant related and donor related costs. 


Bellow is the break down of the funds we need to raise:

- $7,000 Insurance deductible as of January 2019
- $3,500 left of 2018 out of pocket medical costs
- $6,000 Medication Costs ($500 per month out of pocket medication that are not covered by insurance for the length of one year.)
- $9,000 To Support Scott After the Transplant / specialized recovery care and living expenses related to transplant (2 months at $4,500 per month) 
- $16,500  Transplant donor costs (Travel costs from the UK, medical diagnostics pre-surgery and medical costs post surgery)
- $3000 contingency fund


TOTAL AMOUNT: $45,000


* The BEST news is that Scott has found a donor! His friend Kate from London is a match. Their surgeries are scheduled for the end of January, so part of this fund is to support her! *


Sharing this on Facebook and helping to spread the word would be greatly appreciated - Facebook page we created for Scott .  When Scott has his surgery there will be daily updates here so follow along if you would like to see those.
  
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$32,069 of $45,000 goal

Raised by 240 people in 1 month
Created December 1, 2018
LK
Lauren King
on behalf of Scott Picard
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