Jamiah's Medical Fund

$1,327 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 26 months
My name is Sharon Okra-Goll and I have had the pleasure of being an active part, in the life, of one of the most beautiful souls that I know...

My 23 year-old niece, Jamiah Holmes (aka Miah or MeeMee) was recently diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Yes, at 23 years of age her kidneys inexplicable went from good functioning to poor functioning to chronic kidney disease to ESRD...with little to no warning. She went from being a happy care free young adult, to fighting for her life. The doctors could not believe the rapid progression of her disease and kept her in the hospital for 2+ weeks. 

Jamiah is like most young adults and has not had the opportunity to build her financial security. She has accumulated tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills and is currently awaiting a kidney transplant. She has the responsibility of doing in-home dialysis every night (hooked to a machine for a minimum of 7 hours a night), has a strict renal diet, and cannot strain or lift anything over 25 pounds. To say that ESRD has been a life changer is an understatement. 

Any and all donations will be immediately put to use to help pay for reliable transportation, start a payment plan for medical bills, and help pay the costs of medications that she will be on for the rest of her life. Future funds will be put towards Jamiah's goal of going back to school and finishing her degree. 

My MeeMee. I would give my life for her. I was one of the first people to fill out donor transplant paperwork. Unfortunately, I did not get past the first stage. I cannot imagine my life without her. I cannot imagine this world without her. It would mean so much to her, my family, and myself, if we could reach our goal and beyond. 

I have served my country, paid it forward, donated, tutored, mentored, and dedicated my life to the human services career field. My family is a proud family. We do not ask for much. I am asking for this. Please give what you can so that my niece will have a fighting chance at life. She will be forever grateful. I will be forever grateful. We will be forever grateful. Words cannot express how thankful we will be for any amount that is donated towards our goal. Thank you

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Jamiah is home from surgery and is doing well! We are so thankful for all of your thoughts and prayers. It's unbelievable how she went from not knowing when/if she would get a kidney to a late night phone call and start to her new life. There's no other way to say it...God is good!
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Act of kindness: I was on a long phone call to Paypal to re-establish my account (so my overseas friends can donate). I'm chatty and explain why it's so important to get Paypal working. Nice conversation. The security phone operator commented that he wanted to give something towards our goal. He donated $15 of his own money to Jamiahs account. Wow. I'm not left speechless often. All I could say was, thank you over and over. A stranger from Dublin, Ireland=kindness and compassion #payitforward #actofkindness
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Jamiah's kidney is in and working! She'll be moving to recovery shortly and will start her journey towards healing. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers :)
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EXCITING UPDATE: A donor has been found for Jamiah! Praise Jesus. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she gets ready to go into surgery. There has been a slight delay and the surgery will take place tomorrow morning. Please consider donating and sharing this post as Jamiah's body will fight an uphill battle to accept the donor kidney. She will be unable to do much of anything and will need help in every aspect of her life for several months. I will post another update soon. Thank you all so much for the much needed thoughts and prayers! p.s. Please also keep the family who's loved one generously chose to donate their kidney, in your thoughts and prayers also.

4Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!" 5Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate. 6The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.…Psalm116:4

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$1,327 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 26 months
Created August 2, 2016
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Anonymous
21 months ago
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Christian Arens
23 months ago
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Get well soon. Wishing you all the best.

JM
$20
Jemarl Moss
23 months ago
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I hope you are able to get what you need. Get well soon!

IM
$20
Ike Murawski
23 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Thank you so much Ike. Your generosity is much appreciated.

PO
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Paypal Operator
24 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Amazing act of kindness

$25
Ebony King
24 months ago
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Prayers for a successful surgery.

$20
Anonymous
24 months ago
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$25
Anonymous
25 months ago
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