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This fundraiser ended on 09/02/11

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The family of Patricia Stuva is raising money for medial expenses & co-pays due to a Stem Cell Transplant

Patricia Stuva was diagnosed with a very severe case of System Lupus in 2005 and given strong chemotherapy medicines to treat the flares her disease caused. After five years of only mild flares and a state of remission, she started developing major flares again in 2010 when she spent most of the spring and summer in the hospital. Then she went into another state of remission and we rejoiced!

However, in April, 2011 her lupus started attacking again causing major damage to Patricia's kidneys, as well as damage to her heart and lungs. On June 3rd, Patricia's kidneys had failed and she was holding over 70 pounds of fluid thus causing her to cough up blood and unable to breathe on her own. Because of this, she was placed on a ventilator for four days and was started on dialysis.

In order for Patricia to live (her lupus will take her life if strong action is not taken), she will undergo a Stem Cell Transplant using her own stem cells, at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago, IL starting on July 18, 2011.

The goal for this fundraising site is to provide help with medical co-pays not covered by her disability insurance. Patricia is a vibrant 25 year old, who desires to be married to her fiance DelRay Sugden and get off disability by holding a full-time job in the Administrative Assistant field.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers on Patricia's behalf. If you prefer to mail a donation, a special bank account has been set up. Please use the following mailing information:

F&C Bank
PO Box 157
Holden, MO 64040

The account is titled "Save Patricia's Life"

If you have questions, please feel free to email me at:
momofpatricia@gmail.com

Thank you!
Kristen Stuva
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