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This is the John Greene Kidney Transplant Fund. The funds will be used for John's medical costs and related expenses.

In April of 2010, my brother, John Greene, was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Wegener's Granulomatosis, which affects mainly the lungs and kidneys. He spent most of the following eight months hospitalized at Greenville Hospital System and Duke University Medical Center. For nine weeks that summer he was in an induced coma, surviving only with the constant support of multiple machines and medications. That fall he began his recovery at Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Center and has now lived over a year with his disease in remission.
Unfortunately, the disease itself, and some of the toxic drugs used to combat it, led to End Stage Renal Disease, meaning that John needs four hours of dialysis three days a week to do the job his kidneys no longer can.
After over a year and a half of dialysis, now it is finally time for John to have a kidney transplant! Our mother, Allison Greene, has been approved to donate. Our father and step-mother, Vic and Janet Greene, will stay with John in Durham for a month after the surgery so he can recover near the hospital. Now we're just waiting for a surgery date. It's so exciting to be moving forward with this important step in John's recovery process!
So now we must consider some numbers. Even with insurance coverage, the medical expenses associated with a kidney transplant are extremely high. (Duke estimates around $300,000 before insurance)
Here's what your donation could help fund:
$25 = John's first post-surgery dinner out of the hospital!
$75 = one night of lodging in the Durham area
$100 = one month prescription drug plan
$400 = one month essential anti-rejection drugs, which John must take every day for the rest of his life
$550 = one month supplemental insurance
$1500 = one year Medicare payment
Absolutely any donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at megangroberts@gmail.com.
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