Paul Michael Medical Relief Fund
Organized by: Nikki Stewart
Paul Aquino needs our help. Paul has been diagnosed with FSGS, a rare disease that affects ones kidneys and their ability to function normally. This condition leads to scarring and, eventually, complete kidney failure, which is irreversible. One can subsist on a single, healthy kidney, but unfortunately for Paul, due to a late diagnosis, one of his kidneys has already failed and shut down. Paul’s surviving kidney is only functioning at 7% of a normal, healthy kidney. This condition has left him feeling very fatigued, leaving him little energy to work and enjoy his beautiful wife and children. Paul’s only hope is to receive someone else's kidney and hope for a successful transplant. He’s on a waiting list to receive a donor, but that could take forever to find a match. Although this is very hard for any of us that love him to admit, this is a very DIRE and serious situation. 2 ways you can help: 1) MOST BENEFICIAL: donate a kidney. Again, you can live a healthy, normal life with just one kidney assuming you are in decent overall health. This is understandably a monumental request, but it is also an opportunity to save someone's life. Your generosity would be appreciated beyond words. Please have yourself checked to see if you would be a match. Blood type A+ (positive) or Blood type O. 2) Donate any dollar amount that you're comfortable with to help alleviate the stress of their mounting medical bills. Those of us who know Paul know what a kind, humble, generous, proud, funny, athletic, talented and overall great guy he is. He is working hard to help his wife raise their 3 young, beautiful daughters. Please help in any way you can. Thank you on behalf of our family.