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This fundraiser ended on 12/31/12

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In 2008 Elaine Burroughs suffered from Kidney failure due to FSGS. It is her dream to obtain a kidney transplant. Please show your Support!

Covering medical bills is a scary prospect with or without health insurance. GiveForward makes it easy to help. During evaluation of my transplant prospects, it was determined that with the Insurance that I have I will still be responsible for $6,000 a month in prescription costs. I won't be able to pay something like that for any length of time. While I'm not accustomed to asking anyone for anything, I have come to realize I can't do this alone. I just want to be able to live a while longer - the whole point of getting a transplant.

Elaine has been on Dialysis either in Clinic or Home since 2008. This makes it difficult to work or have a normal existance most of the time. She has worked with some great employers who have worked with her as she has limited the effect or impact on her positions. With this being said there are side issues that can't be ignored - constant catheter placements in her heart for treatment access, Fistula placements, graph placements, reduced blood flow in extremeties causing issues, reduced vein access, etc.

Elaine has recently suffered a Level III heart attack in which a stint was placed in her heart. She has since been required to have a Pacemaker and ICD placed in her heart to keep the heart beating. Elaine needs a break....and the Kidney transplant would provide this, however, the cost of the transplant - POST - will be expensive for the rest of her life.

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