Kenzie needs a Kidney

$28,645 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 312 people in 16 months

Meet Kenzie. A not so typical 14-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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Kenzie needs a Kidney has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks you so much!!!! You all are so amazing. We still have a long road ahead of us. Please continue to share our story.
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Hello all!! Kenzie had her transplant Tuesday and everything went wonderful. She is healing well. Her uncle who gave her the kidney gets discharged from the hospital today! Kenzie still had a long road ahead of her included a 8+ week stay in NY. Please keep us in your prayers. We have almost hit the 50% mark for fundraising. Please share our story. Every little bit helps.
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Kenzie is doing wonderful. She took the first two rounds of dialysis like a champ. Transplant is scheduled for Tuesday. Thank you all so much for the love and support. Please share our story.
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Jennifer Neeley Guidry
16 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
16 months ago

Love you both! Praying for your prayers to be answered

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Raised by 312 people in 16 months
Created January 18, 2017
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Jennifer Neeley Guidry
16 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
16 months ago

Love you both! Praying for your prayers to be answered

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