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This is the Shanne Jonte Transplant Fund. The funds will be used for medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance.

The family of Shanne Jonte are uniting to raise money to help with ending his life-long battle against Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and the resulting End-Stage Renal Disease.
Shanne was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 when he was about 11 years old and then End-Stage Renal Disease around October 2008. It has progressed to the point of impending dialysis treatments. We have spent the last 2 years rejoicing each day we have been given with him and are thankful for each day without starting dialysis treatments. However, we are now looking at spending three days a week minimum at a dialysis treatment facility starting by the summer of 2012.
As many of you might know, there is no cure for Renal disease, much less Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. However, we remain hopeful that he will beat these diseases by receiving a pancreas-kidney transplant.
Shanne is the husband and father of 3 great kids. He is not able to work due to him being disabled by these diseases. His wife, Melissa, is a college student, majoring in Healthcare Administration and graduates April 2012. They are unable to afford private insurance, and rely on Shanne's disability insurance to help cover the day to day costs of medications. This potentially life-long battle has drained their family both mentally and financially. Shanne is in the battle of his life right now and the mounting medical bills are a worry we would like to take away from him. We can't change either of these diseases, but we can change how they are able to fight it! Thank you all for your support, donations and most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day.
Bless all of you!
The family of Shanne Jonte:
Melissa K. Jonte
Hannah & Braden Underwood
Asialee Long-Jonte

If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Melissa Jonte's name and send to:
Melissa Jonte, 1712 Dover Circle Salina, KS 67401

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a family representative please feel free to call:
Melissa Jonte at 785-577-8912
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