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This fundraiser ended on 10/16/12

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Fund-raiser for Julia LaRegina's Liver surgery.

Doctors are not exactly positive of the root cause of my illness but upon entering the hospital I was diagnosed with pneumonia,cirrhosis and multi-organ failure. A contributing factor could be (HSP) Henoch-schoniein-purpura which was a diagnosis I received in 2011. This disease is known to be a cause of kidney failure. After four weeks in three hospitals for liver and kidney failure, I seem to be improving. I am no longer on dialysis treatments. but am currently in the hospital again and as of 8/25/12 have just completed an operation to have a shunt ( tips ) in my liver to improve the function of pressure and fluid flow. It went well and now waiting to see how liver performs.

more info on this disease visit  www.mayoclinic.com.  

The next step in my recovery process is liver surgery.  The surgery will be performed at Methodist Hospital in the Houston Medical Center. It's going to be a slow process but I'm heading in the right direction.

Because my husband is retired and funds are limited, I am asking for financial assistance to help with the co-payments that insurance will not cover for this much needed surgery.  I recognize that you work very hard for what you earn so please know that what you give will be used for hospital and doctor bills only. Your gift is greatly appreciated!

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