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This fundraiser ended on 07/10/12

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The family and friends of Daniel are uniting to raise money to help pay for dialysis & a kidney transplant. Thanks for your support!

My father, Daniel, was diagnosed with kidney problems/kidney failure back in July 2011. He was in the Air Force, so my family and I believed that the VA would help us figure things out. As the months have progressed, his kidney function has progressively declined. We are now at the stage where we need to begin dialysis and pay for the expenses associated with a kidney transplant, once he has been approved.

Since July 2011, we worked with a VA nurse to complete all the requirements that the VA listed for a veteran to be put on the donor list: an EKG, stress test, colonoscopy – the works. We are located in central Pennsylvania, and the VA demanded that we move to Pittsburgh to have these tests done, and the transplant completed. That was not a viable option. My father is still working, and needs to continue to work because my mother does not work. My mother takes care of my grandmother who lives with us, because, she too has health issues.

Since the Pittsburgh/VA option is not something that is feasible, we must take on the expenses ourselves, with the help of our insurance. Recently, the cost of our insurance increased greatly, costing one full paycheck of the two paychecks my dad gets each month. Obviously, we cannot pay for dialysis and a transplant without insurance. Times are tough, and on top of the necessities, my parents are working on putting me through my second year of college.

NOW: My dad is set to start dialysis in about a few weeks. His kidney function is slowly declining and we don’t have the funds to pay for all the medical expenses. Both my father’s sister and I have offered to be kidney donors, but we are currently waiting for my father to complete one last test so he can be placed on the transplant list.

That's where we all come in. Please, take a moment to consider changing not just my dad’s life, but our whole family’s life. Every penny raised counts. The money raised here will be used to pay for my father’s dialysis and the expenses that our insurance does not cover for the transplant.

All your generous contributions, thoughts, and prayers are deeply appreciated!!
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