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The family and friends of Kyle Gabster, also known as Team Kyle are raising funds for his Kidney Transplant and other related expenses.

Last summer Kyle Gabster was just another normal teenager, preparing for his freshman year at Boulder Creek High School. Kyle lives and breathes football, he played for the Sabercats in Alliance Youth Sports both on Offense and Defense! He was on the practice field for freshman Jaguar football when something just didn’t seem right – it was hot, maybe not drinking enough water, maybe it’s just hot. He finally ended up in the emergency room and was told he was in Kidney Failure. After weeks in the hospital, tests and more tests, and second and third opinions, Kyle was diagnosed with a disease called Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis. It’s an immune-mediated disease where the body attacks its own blood vessels in the kidneys, sinuses and eyes. The disease is rare in children; it typically strikes people in their 50-60 years of age.

At first Kyle was determined to beat the disease and started strong chemotherapy like drugs to try and save his kidneys. He wanted to play football – his first true love. However the disease has progressed and Kyle needs a kidney transplant. He is on dialysis until the drugs can get his Pauci-immune syndrome under control. Only then will he be able to get the kidney transplant. In the meantime he goes twice a week for dialysis and has a very different diet than most football playing teenagers. A transplant will give Kyle a chance to regain some sort of normalcy for a 14 year old boy, but it also means he may never play football again.

Kyle’s diet is low sodium, low potassium, low phosphorus, and low protein. Can you make a pumpkin pie without salt, eggs, and milk?? Well, Kyle can. He can do anything with the support of his family- Ginger (Mom), Scott (Dad), Billie (Sister), and Kobe (Brother) – and his many friends.

As you can image medical expenses are overwhelming. Medical insurance does not cover all of the expense related to a kidney transplant, not to mention dialysis treatments and expensive rare medications for the disease. If you’d like to help support Kyle’s family through this tragic life event please consider a donation.

And here's Kyle's new Favorite saying "God Bless and Roll Tide"

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Kyle's name and send to: Gabster Familly 1422 W.Windward Ct. Phoenix, AZ. 85086
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