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This Fund Raiser Is Specifically For Living, Travel, and Lodging Expenses.

My Wife Margie has suffered since 2007 with Stroke, Chronic Kidney Failure, and Excessively High Blood Pressure which averages in the range of 179/112, and has been as high as 224/114. Her Kidney specialist Doctor has told us repeatedly that her excessive Blood Pressure, and Kidney Failure has been due to 70% blockage of the renal arteries feeding the Kidneys.

Just two weeks ago Margie was hospitalized in ICU for a week. A surgeon was brought in to conduct a high risk procedure to unblock the renal arteries. The risk was due to the possibility that she could have a massive stroke during this procedure which had been described to us for a very long time as a last resort.

When the procedure was completed, the Surgeon reported to me that the Renal Arteries were not blocked at all. Therefore the Excessively High Blood Pressure, and failure of both Kidneys is now an undiagnosed reason, or cause. Meanwhile Margie remains at extremely high risk of massive stroke, and end stage Kidney Failure. Following Margie's ICU stay and unsuccessful diagnosis, I contacted Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in hopes of getting Margie accepted as a critical patient to identify the cause, and treatment of her astronomical Blood Pressure, and Failure of Both Kidney's repeatedly.

Mayo Clinic has accepted Margie as a patient, and they have setup a 5-6 day appointment for Margie starting June 18th. Unfortunately, Margie's application for SS Disability has not been completed. I was also forced into a Unpaid Medical Leave of Absence in July 2011 as a result of my Gulf War medical conditions including PTSD, Spinal Disease, and the Loss of over half of my bone density. We have survived the last 10 months on our personal savings which has been exhausted and we are now at risk of being evicted from our home here in AR as soon as June 1 due to the inability to pay rent, and utilities after exhausting our life savings.

The only way to get Margie to the appointment, and treatment at the the Mayo Clinic and also save us from being evicted from our home is to request this fund raiser for travel, and living expenses during the trip to Minnesota.

Thanks To Everyone For Your Consideration, and Support !

(Margie's Best Half)
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