If you guys could just take a second to read this, I’d really appreciate it.
My Aunt Tina has been pretty sick her whole life; when she was 15 she was diagnosed with a vicious, incurable kidney disease, and at 17 she developed Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After beating cancer, she lost her kidneys and has been dialyzing since she was 25. She has received two donor kidneys, one 9 months and the other 5 years after she first began dialysis, and both failed and had to be removed.
10 years later, my Aunt is trying again. She’s had some recent blows to her health that have made dialysis even harder on her system than it usually is. This time, however, she’s opting for live transplant because it has a greater chance of success.
The cost of a transplant is immense, and as someone who has been in and out of the hospital most of her life, my Aunt can attest to the fact that those bills add up very quickly.
To raise money for her transplant, she’s been making spoonie pens, magnets, and lapel pins (pictured above) and can also knit just about anything you could possibly want. Here’s her store’s facebook page, please go check it out. (If you don’t know what “spoonie” means, here’s a great page that talks about invisible illnesses and “the spoon theory”)
She also has a Gofundme account which has more of her story.
We’ve only raised about $600 out of the $5,000 needed to get my aunt her new kidney.
Please help in any way you can, even if it’s just passing this along. Thank you.