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The family and friends of Joshua Richard are uniting to raise money to help him and his family with their battle against Alport's Syndrome.

Joshua Richard, is a 31 year old male from Milton, PA. Joshua was diagnosed last year with a rare progressive genetic disease called Alport's Syndrome. This disease progressively affects the eyes, ears and kidneys in males.

Joshua currently wears hearing aids in both ears due to significant hearing loss. He also within the past year due to the progression of the disease has had his left kidney removed on 2/1/11 at John Hopkins in Baltimore, MD and currently awaits to be put on dialysis and/or receive a kidney donor. His current kidney function with one kidney is approx. 25%.

Joshua and Kristy have 3 kids. Joshua was placed off work per doctors orders and placed on a number of meds in preparation for the progression of this disease to total renal shutdown.

Their family now receives a small check each month from Prudential for Long Term Disability and from his retirement, which will soon be all soaked up. They continue to fight SSDI with the assistance of a lawyer.

They did have medical assistance but this has since been discontinued since they make a little over $900 a month with those two checks. They are now left to fend for themselves to pay for medical check ups, hospitalizations, and are having a hard time just paying day to day bills.

Any assistance to this family would be greatly appreciated during this time of life altering changes.

In addition in the past few days a number of community members have formed awesome fundraisers to give you the community some great deals and to help save a life. Check out these links. Princess Fancy Pants Boutique between now and February 1st is giving each of you $30 worth of merchandise for only a $10 donation. How awesome is that? Stock up!!! Give Life - Get Sweets is an awesome baked good sale that that will end March 3rd. Give Life - Get Bagged is an Thirty One Fundraiser that will be held the whole month of February. Give Life - Get Fancy is being held as an auction by Unique Cakes by Kari beginning February 1st. Check out her page for some awesome deals coming up!! Give Life - Get Shot is a Photo Shoot being held April 15th in which you get a CD of all shots done by Jamie Johnson on a CD with print release for only $40.

There is also a Give Life - Get Italian Dinner event coming up. Mark your calendars for March 3rd. More info to come!

Thanks to all involved!!!

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