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Help an Alpha 1 patient and her husband see the day she can have a liver transplant.

Rebecca Allen is a 28 year old woman who was diagnosed with the hereditary disease Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Disorder at 26. Freshly married, Rebecca and her husband, Sean have spent every waking moment in the last 28 months struggling to keep her alive and maintained while praying a transplant would come along. This young couple has been on the verge of a transplant and been told no for reasons that were both untrue and unfair. When told she could go through a 6 month class, receive a certificate and then she would be transplanted, she did it. Still, the hospital denied her a transplant. It has been the same long, heartbreaking story ever since. Waiting and hoping through insomnia, encephalopathy, daily vomiting, countless medications, two uncaring liver doctors and a deluge of excuses, Rebecca and Sean are still trying to survive with all the heart and could they can muster. Patience is a daily test. Though Sean continues to complete school while working full time and taking care of his wife. There is never even enough to pay the bills, let alone the medications that the insurance does not cover. Rebecca is entering her sophomore year of online college, Something that takes six times longer for her to do than the general student, Rebecca wants to look to the future. Until recently she was covered by Social Security Disability, something with she worked hard and payed in to for many years. Now social security and her Oregon health care are trying to claim she is no longer disabled. (though the only way to cure her hereditary disease is a full liver transplant) They were already denied grocery assistance and pay for it out of their insane 1400 a month. Everything has fallen apart for this bright, loving and incredible couple. We are asking for anything anyone can part with to help these two wonderful people. This will not be forever, Sean is in the school of business and will be a great success, but that matters not if Rebecca cannot be cared for now. As things are, there is no doubt that the end of this story will be an unhappy one if you do not choose to help. We know it is a hard time for all, that many are in need. But you can help literally and directly in Rebecca's life by donating. Please, think it over before you pass it up. Look up her painful and all around life changing disease and if you can't find a reason to help them then, without guilt, we say move on. But if you can, we assure you that these two are a cause worth your time. Thank You

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