Kenzie needs a Kidney

$11,240 of $50k goal

Raised by 161 people in 2 months
Lindsey Milani  GREENSBORO, NC

Meet Kenzie. A not so typical 13-year-old girl. She has a passion for reading, a love for color guard and has a heart bigger than anyone you've ever met. If you look at Kenzie, you would never know she was born with multiple birth defects. With the help and support of God, our family and friends we have made it through so much. In the past thirteen years, we have seen thousands of hospital visits, traveled from Washington state to Ohio and New York visiting specialist. She has had several surgeries totally over 50 hours in the OR.  We made it through all of these obstacles by the time she was in 5th grade.            
        Kenzie has been living the normal life of a teenage girl. We thought the hardest part of her journey was behind us, but unfortunately recent testing has confirmed our worst fears. Doctors were afraid her kidneys would not make it through puberty. Kenzie is now in late stage four renal failure and in need of a kidney transplant. We are taking the steps to try to find a match for her and hopefully avoid dialysis. This is all very overwhelming both emotionally and financially. I am starting a new campaign for this next very difficult chapter in our lives. The amount of testing, medical cost, and travel expenses are going to be overwhelming. Her day to day care expenses have not changed, they have actually already gone up. This campaign is specifically to help us through the kidney transplant process. Kenzie is not your typical transplant so she has to be cared for by doctors in New York and Winston Salem.  We will need help with medical cost, travel and lodging expenses. Thank you so much for reading our story. Every donation helps and please share our page. Your thoughts and prayers are truly appreciated. 
For details of Kenzie's journey so far please visit our other campaign page  Help Kenzie continue her journey

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Update 7
Posted by Mackenzie's Cure
10 hours ago
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Ticket sales are closed. You all have been so amazing. I am overwhelmed by all of the love and support. We will be holding the drawing tomorrow morning. Thank you all so much!! Good luck to everyone who donated!!
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Update 6
Posted by Mackenzie's Cure
1 day ago
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Thank you so much for all of the donations. I am so excited to see where the quilt will end up. There are 24 hours left to still get your chance to take home the quilt. Anything donated today and tomorrow I will only be emailing ticket numbers because the drawing is this Saturday. Are you as excited as I am!!??!!
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Update 5
Posted by Mackenzie's Cure
11 days ago
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Wow. We just passed the $10,000 mark. No words can express how much I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 20% of the way to our goal!
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Update 4
Posted by Mackenzie's Cure
19 days ago
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Thank you all so much for the love and support.
I am snail mailing out tickets but I also email you your ticket numbers . It will be an email thank you from gofundme.
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Jennifer Neeley Guidry
2 months ago

My heart is breaking for you and the family. I know what you are going through. In 2015, my husband needed a heart transplant and became so sick he was once considered for a double heart/kidney transplant. In November of that same year, he was blessed with a heart. That alone is a dual edged sword... Someone had to die in order for your loved one to live. I pray you will never know that feeling. The doctors at WFBMC are amazing. Kenzie is in great hands. I have many supplies left over (masks, gauze, tape, gloves, tape...) If we can help in any way please let us know. We feel your pain - mentally, physically and financially. But there is help out there. Contact me if you would like more information.

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Jennifer Cleary
2 months ago

Love you both! Praying for your prayers to be answered

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$11,240 of $50k goal

Raised by 161 people in 2 months
Created January 18, 2017
LF
$40
Lori Fedoruk
13 hours ago
$20
Wendy Phillips
1 day ago

tickets. Good luck to you, Kenzie! Take care!

ML
$100
Myra Lawson
1 day ago

Praying for you Kenzie!! My son, Cody Crawford, told me about meeting you and said y'all were so good!! And YES, I want tickets for the drawing Big Bunches of Hugs Xxxx.

JM
$25
JULIE MCCLUNEY
1 day ago

Hope Hope Hope. We all need it, I want to give you some. Take Care And Enjoy The New Kidney. With Love! Julie

CV
$20
Carrolyn Vidal
1 day ago
SE
$20
Shelly Easley
1 day ago

Good luck and prayers for you!

$20
Anonymous
1 day ago
DS
$20
Daphne Seymour
1 day ago

Tickets Praying for you and your family.

PB
$20
Penny Baird
1 day ago

Tickets (5) hope this helps sweet girl!!!

$20
Bonnie Leigh
2 days ago

Tickets please, and I wish you the best on getting a new kidney!

Jennifer Neeley Guidry
2 months ago

My heart is breaking for you and the family. I know what you are going through. In 2015, my husband needed a heart transplant and became so sick he was once considered for a double heart/kidney transplant. In November of that same year, he was blessed with a heart. That alone is a dual edged sword... Someone had to die in order for your loved one to live. I pray you will never know that feeling. The doctors at WFBMC are amazing. Kenzie is in great hands. I have many supplies left over (masks, gauze, tape, gloves, tape...) If we can help in any way please let us know. We feel your pain - mentally, physically and financially. But there is help out there. Contact me if you would like more information.

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Jennifer Cleary
2 months ago

Love you both! Praying for your prayers to be answered

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