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The friends and family of Kim Sainz Kadolph are uniting to raise money to help Kim with expenses surrounding her upcoming Kidney transplant

The family and friends of Kim Sainz - Kadolph are uniting to raise money to help Kim with expenses surrounding her upcoming Kidney transplant stemming from her complications & side effects of Lupus Disease.

In 1995, Kim was diagnosed with Lupus disease after several years of symptoms. Kim has since endured many years of medical issues surrounding Lupus that have wrecked havoc on her body. She has spent many years knowing that at some point in her life, she would be faced with the medical necessity of having a kidney transplant. The time has now come.

While Kim has known for many years that a kidney transplant would eventually become a reality , the reality of it is still very difficult to handle.

A recent bout of Pneumonia took a toll on Kim's kidney making it medically necessary for her to begin Dialysis treatments 4 days a week for 4 hours per treatment. These are very difficult and trying days for her to handle for the next 6 months or so until the transplant and donor are secured and scheduled.

Kim's step sister is testing to be her donor, preliminary tests are showing she may be a match. Further testing is required to see if she will be the donor. This great news for her and her family. Keep praying that this will be the greatest gift her sister can ever give her.

There are so many expenses surrounding the transplant that surprisingly are not even covered by insurance. Anything that you can donate to assist with these expenses will be greatly appreciated.

Kim has been unable to work due to the Lupus and her treatments and hospitalizations. At this time, her expenses have increased at the most difficult time, when she cannot work.

As many of you already know, Kim is an advocate of Lupus and has been fundraising for reserach and a cure for many years. Her sense of humor has gotten her far in handling the challenges of Lupus. She is a great friend, daughter, wife, sister and mother of 2 adorable golden retrievers

Kim and her family have been thankful for all of the prayers and support given to them over the years. So keep the positive thoughts and prayers going!

The transplant will most likely take place within the next 6 months.

At this time, we know that financial times are tough for everyone and Kim was very torn about allowing us to help in this way. I know that we are surrounded with generous people that are always donating to great causes that are in need. In this case, it will be helping Kim and her husband with expenses not covered by insurance. You may not be aware, but there are many costs associated that are not covered for the kidney recipient as well as the donor.

Thanks for all of your support.

If you prefer to send a donation by mail.
Please send to:

Attn: M.Portenlanger
c/o -Matrix Basement Systems
1435 E. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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