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Life-Saving Kidney Fund

$2,500 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 12 days
You can help our son who urgently needs a new kidney!  Here’s the story:

Our son, Jeremy Ingold, had a traumatic birth and the resulting lack of oxygen damaged his organs and especially his kidneys.  He had intestinal surgery and was in the hospital for two months followed by another surgery at three months.34990470_1543782418580601_r.jpeg
 God healed him in many ways, yet the kidney damage remained.  Jeremy is now 24 and in need of a kidney transplant.

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God in his kindness and amazing provision has raised up a living donor for Jeremy, Laura Schultz.

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Five years ago, Laura felt God strongly lay it on her heart that He would want her to donate one of her kidneys one day. When she heard of Jeremy’s situation,  she volunteered to be tested to see if she could become a Living Donor for him. 

After months of testing, Laura received the green light just this past week which approved her to be a perfect match and become a Living Donor for Jeremy!  We are being told to expect May 2019 as the date for both surgeries at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

How You Can Help:  Laura is from California and she and her family need to travel up to Seattle for this surgery.  Laura’s costs are covered thankfully for the surgery and hospital stay through Jeremy’s insurance.  But, her family is not covered for their flights, rental car, food, or accommodations for the two weeks to a month that they will need to be with Laura as she recovers from this surgery. We feel strongly that this beautiful gift Laura is giving should not be a financial burden to her or her family.
 
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We are inviting you to help raise the necessary funds to help off-set this donor family’s costs.  It’s the least we can do in an effort to say thank you to them for their daughter’s loving and life-saving gift of herself to literally save Jeremy’s life.  We expect Laura’s decision to give up part of herself will give Jeremy many many more years to live! 

Your contribution will provide support for Laura’s family and enable them to  stay in Seattle as long as she needs to recover.

In talking over this GOFUNDME with the Schultz family, they requested that we include what our family might need as well.34990470_154398864718093_r.jpeg  
We had not intended to fundraise for ourselves .  Our insurance covers everything Jeremy will need including his travel, hospital stay, his housing after the surgery as he heals.  It will also cover one caregiver to stay with him after surgery. But, it will not cover the hotel we need to stay in while Jeremy is in the hospital , meals at the hospital or the airfare to fly Jeremy’s brother Micah up to Seattle for the surgery. Although we’re looking into other possibilities for housing in the area, ie: staying with friends if possible, we are including what we need in this balance as well. 

Thank you in advance for your contribution for our families as we care for Jeremy and Laura during their living donor kidney transplant in May!
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Thankful to say we’ve raised $3000 now to help support Laura and her family! $7000 more needed. Thank you!!
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Our kids are up from a California and we are heaven! And we are so grateful for your generosity in giving and sharing about the Life-Saving Kidney Fund!

We’ve raised $2,450 so far of our $10,000 total!

Thank you everyone who has given!! If you haven’t given yet, please consider giving to help Laura and her family as she gives her kidney so save Jeremy’s life!

Thank you so much!!
(In the pic: Joanna (Jeremy’s younger sister), Jeremy’s grandma and Jeremy’s Mom)

We are all thank you!!
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Jeremy, Micah and Joanna are on their way up to Seattle to celebrate nChristmas with us in Langley BC! We are doubly thankful knowing that even though Jeremy’s kidney function is at 19%, that Laura is waitingn to give him one of her kidneys in May! The doctor said Jeremy’sn kidneys are declining at about 1% every 4-5 months. So he won’t need dialysis prior to the transplant, Lord willing, which will give him a higher chance of success.
We are all praising God for your generosity to give financially to help support Jeremy, Laura and the Schultz family! So far we have raised $2,450!! Thank you for giving! Please keep sharing this need :)
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Thank you to those of you who have given toward this Life-Saving Kidney Fund! We have raised $1,985 thanks to you!! We are so grateful for your generosity! We are on the way toward our goal of $10,000!

When we found out that our insurance covers very little for the Schultz family as they care for Laura in Seattle, I knew we had to do something to help! I have been so impressed with Laura and her open transparency through the months of testing and doctors visits, waiting to see if she could be a living donor for our son. She has trusted God with a firm conviction that God wants her to give one of her kidneys to Jeremy. When we found out she had been approved, the reality of the financial burden to the Schultz family hit me knowing they would need to fly up to Seattle, rent a car and stay in hotels for three or four weeks as they care for her as she heals and is ready to fly back to California.

Thank you for giving! And if you have not yet given please consider doing so. https://www.gofundme.com/Life-saving-kidney-fund
Please share this need among your networks.

Thank you so much,
Nancy
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