Donor/recipient kidney transplant
Organized by: Cynthia Allds
I have polycystic kidney disease. I had a heart attack leaving work due to my failing kidneys and COPD. I have been out of work for the past year and a sole supporter.I made it on the transplant list in December. My daughter fought and endured a lot of tests to be my donor. It's a hereditary disease and you have to be 30+ to donate. She is now 27. She has missed a lot of work for appointments and will be out of work for 4-6 weeks after surgery. We have to stay in Rochester after the surgery, her a week, I will be over a month. The money amount I am requesting is minimal compared to what out of pocket costs will be, but will help cover her time from work, prescriptions, travel and food. The other portion will go towards our housing which at minimum will be $3500. We will be going through a long healing process and donations would lessen the stress and financial set back from her to give me the gift of life.