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This fundraiser ended on 04/12/13

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Please help Joe Kraszewski give the best gift ever. The Gift of Life a KIDNEY to his mother-in-law Denise Scovil. Please show your support!



My mom Denise Scovil was diagnosed with Kidney Failure in 2006. She immediately was put on a waiting list at a hospital 5 hours from home, but they told her it could take anywhere from 2-3 years it has known been almost 7 years and she is still waiting. She is currently undergoing dialysis 3 times a week and has to drive 45 minutes each way.


My most wonderful husband has stepped forward to give my mom the gift of life. He is a match for her, but we are just waiting for a good time to do the surgery because currently he does not have disability insurance so when he goes out of work we have no way to pay for our regular household bills, plus the medical bills. Due to this the hospital is giving us some push back because giving a kidney is "financially devastating" and they are afraid that my husband will go back to work to soon because of this. Out of the gracefulness of his heart he is doing the imaginable and all we ask is for love and support through this difficult time.


We would love to do the surgery as soon as possible so my mom can get better, but the financial burden is just holding us back. The support and donations from everyone will go toward helping my mom and my husband is this difficult time. There are insurance deductibles, hospital co-pays, and very expensive anti-rejection medication that my mom will have to take every day. Without this medication Denise's kidney will stop working. Also there are the travel expenses to and from the hospital that is five hours away.


All funds will be used toward current and future medical expenses. Any unused funds at the end will be donated to another person in need.


Thank you for your support and prayers!


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