Help the Draganov family with medical expenses for Kelly's lung transplant

$23,857raised of $25,000 goal

Beneficiary: Kelly Draganov Organizer:

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The Holiday Season is a time for giving and thinking of others. One of our dear friends, Kelly Draganov, is in critical need of financial assistance.

Kyle Draganov's wife and Bella Draganov's mom, Kelly, has end stage cystic fybrosis, an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to form in the lungs, pancreas and other organs (American Lung Association, ).

Her health has been declining for the past year and her only option now is to receive a double lung transplant. Kelly has recently traveled to Duke University in hopes to be accepted to receive a double lung transplant. Unfortunately, due to the combination of drug resistant bugs Kelly cultures, Duke feels as though the double lung transplant will be too risky and are unable to accept her. However, all hope is not lost. Kelly and Kyle are remaining positive and moving on to plan B, University of Pittsburgh, who accepts high risk patients. While they are moving forward with the University of Pittsburgh, the doctors at Duke pursued other options with other programs around the world and a program in Galveston, Texas showed interest. Kelly and Kyle are determined and will not give up hope.

As you can well understand, this situation is very costly. Kelly has been in and out of the hospital since May. As of now, she has been at Duke Medical Center for over two weeks, and will likely be there until she is transported to Galveston or Pittsburgh. Medical, travel and lodging costs are mounting daily. We have set up a fundraising website where you donate money to assist the Draganov family. Once Kelly receives the double lung transplant, recovery can take up to 6 months, in addition to lifelong follow up and drugs not covered by insurance. We want to make sure that Kyle and Bella are able to visit Kelly with little to no financial worries. We have set our fundraising goal at $25,000. With your generosity, we hope to well exceed this amount. Contibutions of any size are appreciated!

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