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This fundraiser ended on 11/15/11

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On behalf of myself and my family, I am asking for your help to help me save a life.

I am Christina Lupher and I am asking for your help.

I live in Ohio. I have a very good friend in Texas. My friend Joni's husband is 51yrs old and was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure. 2 months ago he was given 6 months to live. In good faith, I made the gesture and got screened as a potential donor, Never once believing that I would be the one person who could save his life. I am a perfect match and the only obstacle we have to overcome are the lack of finances to provide for my travel expenses and lost wages.

I am not in the position to afford lost time at work let alone the added expense of traveling several times over the next 3 months.

I have to start my travels 10/24 if I am going to save this man's life. If I can not find away to make funds available I will not be able to follow this through. My family counts on my income and the time off and travel expenses will bury us in debt.

UPDATE: 10/28/11 My first leg of travel is complete. All the poking and prodding and withdrawl of bodily fluids complete. EVERYTHING is on track. Now we are just awaiting a scheduled date to proceed with the transfer itself. I am needing to raise the funds by the 19th because I will be traveling the week after Thanksgiving for the transplant and a 2wk stay for surgery and release from the surgeons. I will then be (hopefully) released to go back to work following an additional 2wk recovery.

UPDATE: 11/10/11 So I head back to Tx 1wk from today. Very short stay, just attending a benefit that is being held in honor of the recipient and myself to raise funds and raise awareness. ALL are welcome and it is open to the public. It will be at the Dam Red Barn in Canyon Lake, Tx on the 19th of Nov. I will come home for Turkey day. Recipient is having 1 more test this coming Monday and we should receive a transplant date by the end of next week. New news, I can expect to be off longer than 2wks because apparently driving motorcoaches isn't comparable to a desk

Please Help Me Help Him!!!
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