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Love for the Londre's

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This fundraiser ended on 08/24/11

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This is the Londre' family fund. All funds raised go to supporting the family during the lengthy recovery time from a kidney transplant.

On November 16, 2008, the day after Josh Londre's 27th birthday, he was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. He thought it was a hernia, and the ER doctors treated it as such. After waking up from an induced coma, Josh and his family were informed that the MRI showed his kidneys have extensive scarring and are only at 20% capacity. The family was both shocked and devastated. Fast forward... Josh has been on dialysis for the last 1.5 years and the outlook for a transplant is bleak.
One evening while speaking with a family friend, Josh was told of a person in the same situation who also is O+ blood type. He found out that this person had to wait 15 YEARS for his perfect match. Oh....their hearts sank. Taking this new information into consideration, that night Josh's beautiful wife, Valerie, was the first to speak up (it was actually more like a scream) "I'm getting tested!". After extensive testing and prayer, it turned out Valerie is Josh's perfect match in every way. Through her selfless sacrifice, Valerie will be risking her own life to save that of her husbands. It truly is an amazing story that comes with consequences.
Forward to today, the surgery is on July 28th, and the family has their worries and reservations. The recovery time is anywhere from 8-12 weeks. That's a long time to go with zero income for a family of four. Please help us in raising money to support this loving family pay bills, buy food, etc... In addition to everyday needs, after the transplant is completed medicare quits and Josh's medication will be up to $2000 a month FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE (anti-rejection pills)!
Can you find it in your hearts to spare a dollar or two for a family in need, it would be greatly appreciated. Small amounts can add up to a large sum, so no donation is too small. Please remember that prayers are free and we are accepting as many of them as you can spare as well.
In closing the Londre' family would like to inform you that when all is said and done, they plan on donating whatever is left to the National Kidney Foundation or to another family in the same situation. Always pay it forward because it comes back around. Thank you for taking time to read this and possibly donating. God bless!

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