Kidney for Caroline Heiman Favata! Active




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Michelle Burns

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My 30 year old cousin Caroline is in need of a kidney transplant. She was diagnosed with permanent kidney failure in August of 2014. However, she is very fortunate that her husband Steve is a donor match. They are scheduled to undergo the donor/recipient transplant on February 24, 2015.   Their insurance coverage does not come close to covering all of their medical expenses nor living expenses during their recovery period. There are also long term expenses that will be incurred for the anti-rejection medication that will need to be taken for the remainder of Caroline’s life.  

"We are Caroline and Stephen Favata and we need your help, PLEASE!  Shortly after celebrating our 1st anniversary, I, Caroline went to a doctor’s appointment on August 1st, 2014 for follow up on blood work that I recently had done.  At the appointment my doctor instructed me to immediately go to the hospital to be admitted.  I was admitted by 10:00 am, had a catheter placed in my chest and was on dialysis by 2:30 pm the same day. On the next day, we were told that I had complete kidney failure and needed a transplant. We were faced with a life changing illness. I have since had a catheter placed in my abdomen which allows me to do my twice a day dialysis at home. We just found out that Stephen is a match for me!

We are scheduled to become more than man and wife on Tuesday February 24th, 2015. We will become donor and recipient, let’s say KIDNEY MATES!  The reality is the financial costs that insurance does not cover (upward of $10,000 for the transplant, currently uncovered costs of dialysis upward of $10,000) and maintaining our living expenses for at least 3 months (an estimated $6,000)  while we are both recovering.  Stephen had recently started his current job not anticipating that we would have the transplant surgery so quickly and is not eligible for disability, FMLA or any other financial support.  I will have some limited income from my employment but nowhere near what we need. 

PLEASE HELP US with our future as KIDNEY MATES and HUSBAND and WIFE!"

If you would be willing to donate to this cause to help someone in the time of need, that would be greatly appreciated.



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Id Date Processed Comment Perk Donor
1345 Jan 29, 15 04:20 PM $100.00 Thinking about you and praying for you. Love, Uncle Jim and Aunt Gail Gail Richert
1343 Jan 29, 15 10:18 AM $0.00 Love you, and praying for you both. Unregistered User
1342 Jan 29, 15 10:15 AM $0.00 Love you and praying for you both. Unregistered User
1305 Jan 25, 15 06:21 PM $250.00 Caroline and Steve - You have such an amazing story to tell. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Kevin and Jodi Jodi Burns
1304 Jan 25, 15 06:8 PM $0.00 Caroline and Steve - You have such an amazing story to tell. What a gift! Love you. Unregistered User
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