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Team Tristan plans on raising $14,000 for her kidney transplant, we need your help please!

My sister needs a kidney. This is her story:

My name is Tristan Mikhail. I am 26 years old, and am happily married with a beautiful 6 year old daughter. By all accounts, I am normal and happy. Except for the fact that I need a kidney transplant. After I had my daughter, I was diagnosed with FSGS and IGA Nephropathy, which are kidney diseases that normally end in kidney failure. Three years after this diagnosis, I was informed that my kidneys were failing and that I would need dialysis in order to stay alive. Not an easy thing to hear when you're so young and starting a family.
Since then it has been over three years since I've been on dialysis. I've managed to keep my family strong and finish college. I'm currently trying to make it onto the transplant list but of course it is not free. Unfortunately, my primary insurance only covers a fraction of the cost. Therefore, my transplant team has set a fundraising goal of $14,000. This will insure that I can be put on the list and will also help pay for anti-rejection medicines that I will be taking for the life of my new kidney.
I need your help in raising this money. Even a dollar is making a huge difference! My family means everything to me and I want to be around for those special days we all look forward to. My little girl is my best friend and looks up to me. I want to give her the happy, healthy mother that she deserves! Thank you!
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