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This fundraiser ended on 05/05/11

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This is the Mike Long Medical Expense Fund. The funds will be used to cover travel expenses and other cost not covered by insurance.

Mike has been diagnosised with Stage 5 kidney failure. He has started Dialysis in Dodge City but the traveling back and forth has been expensive and tiring for him and the entire family. Mike has decided to start dialysis at home. In order for him to do this he has to travel back and forth to Hays 3 days a week for 6 weeks. Then he will have a machine at home that will be able to use. There are many expenses that he incurs as far as his medication and travel expenses to the doctors in Kansas City and Wichita. Mike is hoping to be put on the transplate list for a Kidney and a pancreas. Mike has had diabetes for alot of years which is the reason for a pancreas transplate as well. Mike has also developed a condition that is causing his stomach to harden so he is only able to eat liquads at this point. His kidneys are only function around 20% which makes him tired all the time and contributes to the stomach issues. His heart is also only working at 40% due to the lack of his kidneys working correct. There are alot of factors working against him in this battle. I have seen my brother who has been mostly healthy all his life other than the diabetis he has really went down hill and this family is struggling. Mike is only 39 years old and to be going through this at such a young is just not fair but you have to deal with the challenges that are dealt to you.
Mike is married to Emma and they have three children together, Michael, Alex, and Harley. Any donations you can make would be greatly appreciated.
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