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EVENT: AJC Peachtree Road Race

EVENT DATE: Jul 04, 2013

Tanya Thompson


Southeast Kidney Transplant Fund, Atlanta, GA
Family and friends of my cousin Reggie Houpe are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

Reggie Houpe is a courageous person who has been battling end stage renal disease since he was 19 years old. As a result of this disease, he has been on dialysis 3 days a week for 4 hours each day to stay alive. Reggie received a living donor kidney transplant on November 18, 1992, through a very generous gift from his father James Houpe. However, due to complications with the medications Reggie went back on dialysis in September of 1996, which he has endured ever since.

Through many hospital stays and complications with treatment, Reggie struggles to maintain his job as an insurance agent. He is also an incredible husband and father of four children. Despite having Medicare, many of his medical needs are not covered and must be paid out-of-pocket. He will need between $20,000 and $30,000 for the required immunosuppressant medications. This is a long lasting situation as he must take these medications for the rest of his new kidney’s life.

Currently, Reggie is on the transplant list at Emory University Hospital. Because of the extraordinary expense of transplantation, funding this life saving operation is a monumental task. To help offset Reggie’s uninsured cost, a fundraising campaign has been established through HelpHopeLive. Reggie has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive - The Leader in Fundraising Assistance and Support for Transplant and Catastrophic Injury in part because HelpHOPELive provides both tax-deductibility and fiscal accountability to contributors. Contributors can be sure that funds contributed will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. You can help make a difference in Reggie’s life. Please consider a contribution.


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  • Sharon from Raleigh


  • Tanya Thompson



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Donor Comments

Tanya Thompson

Tanya Thompson


5 years ago

Sharon from Raleigh

Sharon from Raleigh


Hope this helps - I will keep Reggie in my thoughts while I run 5 years ago