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Transplant Update
May 23, 2016

I'm so impressed at the love and support that we have received from all of you during this very difficult time.  Today was the kidney transplant, See More

THE STORY:

Dain is a smart, fun loving, adventure seeking, goofy as hell, all-around great guy. He’s also a conceited mofo, but we love him just the same. If you have had the honor of meeting Dain, your life is better for it. He’s stubborn and proud and is adamantly against me creating this page, but I’m his big sister, so I don’t care.

Out of nowhere, in February (yes, 3 short months ago), Dain received the life changing results of a biopsy. Let me break it down ……

Dain has IgA nephropathy, which is a form of kidney disease that damages the filtering units of the kidney so it gradually loses its ability to clear toxic waste from the body. This loss of kidney function progresses to chronic kidney failure, which requires dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant. Even though just detected in Feb, Dain has already reached End-Stage Renal Disease, which means his kidneys have ceased to function and he is in need of a transplant in order to stay alive. His transplant is scheduled for May 23.

Though he has insurance and will qualify for Medicare, there will be a large deductible to meet, out of pocket costs, travel, living expenses, and ongoing medical costs for the foreseeable future.

Let’s not forget the hero in this story: Phillip Bullington, one of Dain’s best friends, a fellow Benson athlete and graduate who also competed at the collegiate level like Dain at Chadron State. He is currently roommates with Dain, and just so happens to be a perfect match as a kidney donor. We will be forever indebted to Phil for his courage…and his kidney. The least we can do for saving our brother is ensure that his costs are fully covered as well.

Please give what you can to help Dain and Phil deal with the financial implications of this stressful and scary process, so they can focus on their health and wellness. Anything that you can give will make an impact. Feel free to share our story to help us raise the funds. Thank you so much for your thoughts, prayers, and generosity.

$10,795

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Chris Tamra Romney

    $1,000

  • Toby & Heavenly

    $25

  • Woodall

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Theresa Rodriguez Hoge

    $50

  • Shane Hadley

    $100

  • From one nursing student to another.

     

  • Miranda Miles

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alexa Cash

    $50

  • 100 Fold

    $100

  • Jaycy

    $20

  • J and D Woodall

    $25

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    $100

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    $50

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    $50

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  • Jamison Family

    $100

  • James Selvey

    $50

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    $25

  • Uncle Randy & Aunt Tracii

     

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  • Linda Dimas-Contreras

    $100

  • Chris and Laticia Taylor

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Patmor

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jill & Ryan B

    $20

  • Ashley Hill

    $50

  • Jill ("Momma") Mack

    $50

  • Linda Heilbrun, Kynzie's Mom

    $250

  • Jeremy Barker

    $200

  • Haag Family

    $100

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    $100

  • Melissa Eskelson

    $50

  • Kynzie, Austin & Dash

    $200

  • Savannah

    $10

  • Lisa Stein

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

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    $25

  • Damian Austin

    $50

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    $25

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    $100

  • Sarah Owen (Cagle)

    $25

  • Lawson family

    $25

  • Cathy Pugh

    $60

  • Rebecca Coleman

    $50

  • dave fox

    $25

  • Cassie O'Boyle

    $50

  • Caleb and Esther

     

  • Megan Ellsworth

    $100

  • Derrick Fenn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Ruthie

    $25

  • Kara Schopperle

    $100

  • Bobbi DeMato

    $100

  • Teague

    $800

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Karen

    $50

  • Olivia Young & Marc Comaduran

    $40

  • Tracy

    $400

  • Mike and Steph

    $150

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    $10

  • Brooke

    $50

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  • Rich Clark

    $25

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    $100

  • Monique and Maritza

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  • Jessica Celentano and Patrick Scupin

    $50

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    $100

  • Tyler and Cheyanne

    $25

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  • In Honor of Post Everything On Facebook Day

    $100

  • Nina

    $50

  • Marte & Carsten & Laura & Ceiron

    $200

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    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

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  • Jason and Elizabeth

    $250

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    $75

  • Shawn and Wendi Lies

    $100

  • The Wade Family

    $50

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  • Jennifer Camp Jackson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Jennifer Deneweth and family

    $50

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Donor Comments

Jennifer Deneweth and family

Jennifer Deneweth and family

DONATION: $50

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families! 2 years ago

Anne

Anne

Sorry that I'm late to the donation game. I thought of you all day Dain and offered several prayers. You will both get through this and be stronger for it. Hang in there. Here's to a speedy recovery! 2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

Dain, I was happy to see you, Sam, Philip, and Dylan graduate a couple of weeks ago; I was sorry to miss you at the reception. Good luck with the transplant to you and Philip. I have been struggling with kidney issues with the last few years as well and understand a little of what you are experiencing. Ann Buchmann, Chadron State College 2 years ago

Jennifer Camp Jackson

Jennifer Camp Jackson

DONATION: $25

I will keep you in my prayers Dain. Your sister Tabitha is pretty stellar! Even though you and I haven't ever met, I think the world of your siblings that I have met. 2 years ago

Steven & Zibby

Steven & Zibby

Dain, We will be praying for you tomorrow and in the coming weeks. Believe and remember You both are going to be OK God can do anything! and in this hard trial He is aware of you and He will continue. He has already given you a loving friend who is a match to help you Your friend will be blessed through his sacrifice and you will be blessed with more empathy and knowledge in your career as well as being surrounded by people who will always watch out for you. You clearly are a special young man and your mission in this life is just unfolding . Sometimes hard trials are our greatest teachers and shape and mold amazing people. God has told us "I will be on your right hand and on your left and mine angels round about you to bear you up". So expect a lot of unseen help. Hang in there 2 years ago

The Wade Family

The Wade Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Shawn and Wendi Lies

Shawn and Wendi Lies

DONATION: $100

We will be thinking about you tomorrow and pray that you both recover quickly and that the transplant is a success! You have a wedding to get to!! :) 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Jason and Elizabeth

Jason and Elizabeth

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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