A Bean For Esther - Save the life of Uwifashije Esther

Organized by: Andrew Seaman

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January 12, 2017

Dear Friends, I am deeply honored to relay that Esther is back in Rwanda and healthy, the new caretaker of her brother's right kidney, the newly See More

EVENT DATE Aug 01, 2015

THE STORY:

Esther Uwifashije, one of my patients from my year helping redesign the medical system in Rwanda, needs a kidney. She is a pure, deserving soul, and the sole caretaker of her 4-year-old daughter, April. She is also her mother's last remaining child of six, all the rest lost in the genocide of 1994.

If Esther doesn’t get this kidney by the end of the year, she will be taken off dialysis and told to go home. Her catheter already puts her at high risk for infection and other complications, so our goal is to raise the money for transplant by September 1st.

Through Esther's impoverished but generous community, she has been able to raise over $7,000 of the $21,000 she needs. I know, with the relative opulence surrounding us and with the power of our networks, that we can take care of the rest. Every dollar raised (outside of CR fees) will go directly to Esther and her family to pay for the transplant, transportation to the facilities, and all necessary expenses associated with such a complex procedure.

I will personally coordinate the transfer of finances and arrangements with Dr. Ntalindwa, head of Nephrology at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda, and ensure your money is well spent.

Let's do something that can be definitively accomplished. Something tangible. Esther and April are tangible, lovely people who deserve the chance we would have if our kidneys failed, or those of our children.

See the video for more background on how Esther's story and mine are interwoven.

Yours, eternally grateful,

Andy Seaman, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University

**NOTE: The fundraiser above and all description are my own and do not represent the opinions of my employer.**

$14,390

 

103% Raised of$14,000 Goal

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  • Mike Dempsey

    $20

  • Diana Louise Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Alyson Hancock

    $50

  • Kristen Flemington

    $50

  • Rae and Spencer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Stindra

    $200

  • Annie

    $50

  • Caitlin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Peter

    $50

  • Beth Trudeau

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • LP

    $200

  • Lindsay and Casey

    $50

  • Alan Smith

    $200

  • jack cook

    $50

  • Faith Butler

    $100

  • mollie firestone

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Nicole Cliffe

    $200

  • Colleen Theisen

    $75

  • Fundraiser proceeds

    $2,600

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    $25

  • badger

    $100

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  • Madeleine LD

    $25

  • jessica and bug and haley

    $20

  • Laurel Thompson

    $50

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    $10

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    $25

  • Morgan

    $15

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  • Caroline

    $20

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    $150

  • love and hope

    $50

  • Marie

    $40

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  • celeste

    $20

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    $25

  • Inna

    $40

  • Andrew Seaman

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $800

  • stella horn-levine

    $25

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    $40

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    $75

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    $25

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    $75

  • Kyla & Matthew

    $250

  • Glenn Seaman

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jessie Hooper

    $200

  • Mike and Regina

    $50

  • Tom and Teri Crandell

    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Chris, Aria, and Luke

    $50

  • Gregg Seaman

    $500

  • Mari Kai

    $100

  • Tim Burlingham

    $100

  • aisling

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Abdulaziz

    $500

  • Jessie

    $30

  • Moser Family

    $50

  • Merideth and Fred

    $300

  • Mike Tristram

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

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    $300

  • Jocelin + Jeff

    $100

  • Katherine's Birthday Party

    $200

  • Carol Jones and Jay Pendergrass

    $100

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    $250

  • Micaela Theisen

    $200

  • Timmy

    $15

  • Brianne Taylor

    $25

  • Gabriele and Caitlin

    $25

  • Susan Crile

    $50

  • Holly Walls

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Srock Wood Works

    $150

  • laura

    $25

  • Paula and Chris Miner

     

  • Ben & April

    $25

  • Paul and Melissa Bowers

    $15

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Paul and Melissa Bowers

Paul and Melissa Bowers

DONATION: $15

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Ben & April

Ben & April

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Paula and Chris Miner

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laura

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Srock Wood Works

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DONATION: $150

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DONATION: $100

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Holly Walls

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DONATION: $50

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Susan Crile

Susan Crile

DONATION: $50

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