Life-Saving Kidney Fund

$9,650 of $9,450 goal

Raised by 70 people in 4 months
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.

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

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.
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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God continues to provide through dear friends! Thank you!! We are so grateful for His provision through all of you! If you would like to give, the Life-Savings Kidney fund is still open.

One more month until transplant day on May 8! it’s hard to believe it is so close now!
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We are so grateful for all you who have given to the Life-Saving Kidney Fund for Jeremy and Laura and their families! WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL! We are so grateful to God each of you!! We are so grateful for your love, prayers and generosity toward Jeremy and Laura!

Jeremy’s kidney function has dropped to 16% and we are counting down to May 8, the transplant date! Trusting that God will bring Laura and Jeremy through with success and healing so they can go on to live healthy normal lives. What a miracle God is doing!

Thank you!!

Nancy for us all! #sograteful
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Thank you all who have given and made this GoFundMe so successful!! We have reached out goal!! We are so thankful to God for each of you and His tremendous provision through all of you!

Jeremy’s kidney function is now at 16 % and we are counting down to the May 8 transplant surgery. Please continue to pray for Laura and Jeremy as they prepare their hearts and bodies for this time.

Thank you so much for your investment into our lives to make this upcoming transplant less of a financial burden for our families!

Nancy for us all!

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Wow!! We have reached our goal! $10,000 all together with a few direction contributions as well! We are just so amazed and thankful for your generosity and God’s faithfulness to watch over us and provide so abundantly through you. This money is a great help and such a huge relief as we look toward transplant time. THANK YOU!!

I will be setting up a FB page as we get nearer to keep you all updated about Jeremy and Laura’s surgery and recovery.

Would you please join us in praying
— for God’s abundant grace and peace to fill Jeremy and Laura’s hearts with peaceful assurance of God’s hand on their lives to bring them through a successful surgery.
— for Jeremy and Laura to remain healthy so their surgery will not be delayed.

Blessings to you each one of you. I will keep this Life Saving Kidney fund up just a little longer. I heard from someone yesterday who hoped to give still.

With grateful hearts,
Nancy for us all
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