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Kidney Transplant Support for Morgan and Aaron

Organized by: Andrea Seebaum

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Final Update
August 02, 2016

Thank you again to everyone who contributed and sent notes of love and support. Morgan and Aaron are both doing well, Aaron has been cleared See More

THE STORY:

Welcome! Glad you found us. If you are here, you are probably a friend or family member of Morgan or Aaron or both.

The short story: Aaron Sing Fox is donating a kidney to Morgan Fox and, while medical expenses will be about 90% covered, almost all of the other costs--recovery, time lost from work, travel etc. are not. Read on below for the longer story. Please share if you can, any little bit will help them both recover with reduced financial stress. The surgery is currently scheduled for July 20th, 2016.

The longer story: As you may know, after successfully managing his rare kidney disease for 16+ years, Morgan has been told by his doctors that he will need to have a kidney transplant this year to avoid an acute or emergency situation. The good news (about this) is that he is considered very healthy overall and doing the procedure now means they expect him to get 20+ years out of a donated kidney. We anticipate that in 20+ years when/if he needs another kidney the technology will be such that a living donor will hopefully be an outdated concept (think lab grown organs, or even mechanical organs).

You also may know that several people offered to donate a kidney to Morgan. The way the process works the medical team at UCLA will only evaluate one donor at a time. Because he was considered the best donor by UCLA (sibling, good blood match as well as young), Aaron was the first to go through the testing process. It is a lot of work just to get vetted to donate- 3-4 days of tests in LA and before and after blood tests. Aaron has been approved by the doctors to donate and is willing to make this incredible gift to Morgan.

Aaron will be out of work for three weeks, and on limited activity, no lifting over 10 pounds, for up to 8 weeks. Morgan will be out for three months and on limited lifting etc. for several more.

Both Morgan and Aaron work in jobs which require them to lift 40+ pounds regularly, they will both be very limited in their work while recovering. While the basic medical costs will be covered, copayments, the loss of time from work and added cost of transport etc. while recovering will be substantial. We hope to raise enough to allow them both to recover without any stress about returning to work too soon. Aaron will have to travel to the transplant site (UCLA) and stay there with his family for up to three weeks.

There are many ways to help, and if you want to give in any way it will be welcome. Frequent flyer miles, whole foods gift cards, kisses and well wishes are all great. Please contact me (aseebaum-at-gmail.com) and I will help coordinate. Anything helps.

 

$24,610

 

123% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Eric Lundlbad

     

  • Harvey Deutsch

    $500

  • Abi Steinberg

    $100

  • Freddy

     

  • Andy MacDonald

    $25

  • Ann and Zuri

    $50

  • Brian Cook

     

  • Laurie Clark

     

  • Sheri & Bill Roeder

    $500

  • Daley

    $50

  • The RobbGrieco Family

    $50

  • Catherine Mendoza

    $100

  • Rita Vazquez

     

  • the Henns

     

  • Eve Ilsen

    $18

  • Southwest Equity Partners

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Christian Lynch

    $100

  • Luke Eberl

    $25

  • Kira Hachtel

    $50

  • Kat Carsey

    $100

  • Danny Cymbal

    $25

  • Aunt Ann

    $50

  • Laine Gerritsen

    $25

  • Banana & Feff

    $500

  • natascha seideneck

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Andrea Seebaum

    $25

  • Beth Herman

    $25

  • Tom & Yinka Elliot

    $100

  • Kari

     

  • Giancarlo Luiggi

    $50

  • Errol Aschwanden

    $25

  • Tracey Landstrom

    $25

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  • Alexandra & Kevin

    $150

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chi-Sundaram Family

    $50

  • Suzy, Lenny, Mielle and Lucien

    $25

  • Klarsfeld family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dan & Janet Redden

    $100

  • Arlene Shirman

    $100

  • Dodi

    $100

  • Diane Lee and Brian Volk-Zimmerman

    $100

  • AJ and Kate

    $500

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    $100

  • lisa drake and scott woodard

     

  • Crystal

    $100

  • Candice Knight

    $25

  • Camille Larson

    $100

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $50

  • Carolyn Grant

    $200

  • Claire Riley

    $25

  • Tenzin Dickyi

    $25

  • Margie Cordes and Family

    $50

  • Roy & Peggy Ludwick

    $100

  • Bill Spencer

    $200

  • Bob and Caroline

    $200

  • Greg Gerritsen

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elizabeth Castelli

    $500

  • Coleman and Marcia

    $150

  • Anon

    $500

  • Logan Kline

    $100

  • Stacie

    $100

  • Angela

    $50

  • Amy Ruf & Greg Vann

    $50

  • Donna Kismet

    $25

  • Joanna, Patrick, David & Julia

     

  • Sasha & Anna

    $200

  • Cassie Sawyer

    $100

  • Dave and Sharon

    $100

  • Mosaic Wine Alliance Team

    $625

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tanja Asmus & Ethan Brown

    $50

  • Nick DiDomenico

    $100

  • Tarikh & Karen

    $200

  • Sharon

    $50

  • JJ

    $25

  • Susie Schmidt

    $100

  • Sarah Rogers

    $50

  • The Stolpman Family

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jake Pratt

    $250

  • Steve & Debra Porr

    $100

  • Char Campbell

    $50

  • Gwyn and Lisa Joy

     

  • Patti B

    $50

  • Andrea Seebaum

    $25

  • Andrea Seebaum

    $25

  • N*I*N Bebeau

    $100

  • Annabella Pitkin

     

  • Mosaic Wine Alliance Team and Stolpman Vineyards

    $475

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carol Achtmeyer

    $25

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Donor Comments

Carol Achtmeyer

Carol Achtmeyer

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Mosaic Wine Alliance Team and Stolpman Vineyards

Mosaic Wine Alliance Team and Stolpman Vineyards

DONATION: $475

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Annabella Pitkin

Annabella Pitkin

1 year ago

N*I*N Bebeau

N*I*N Bebeau

DONATION: $100

Loving you 1 year ago

Andrea Seebaum

Andrea Seebaum

DONATION: $25

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Andrea Seebaum

Andrea Seebaum

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Patti B

Patti B

DONATION: $50

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Gwyn and Lisa Joy

Gwyn and Lisa Joy

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Char Campbell

Char Campbell

DONATION: $50

Be well forever guys! 1 year ago

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