Kidney for Amanda

For: Carla Preasha
Organizer: Carla Preasha
of $2,000 goal.
Raised by 50 donors
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The Story

A few months ago I stumbled across a Facebook post that read something like this.. "I need a kidney AB+".  Being that I am an AB+ and only 3% of the human population is the same, it caught my attention.  After doing a little research I realized that this women is in the same city as me, has a child around the same age as me, she herself is around my age.  Her situation hit close to home.  After throwing the idea of donating around for a few days I decided to get tested.  We were a match.  As close as close could get actually. 

After discussing the financials with my employer we have come to the agreement of using my personal vacation time and anything over the week paid vacation will be unpaid. Although my job will not be jeapordized for the time off.  The week unpaid is a hit to my financial situation unfortunatly.  After some serious thought, I decided to take this route. 

I guess the conclussion to my story is this....If it were me, I'd want someone to save my life. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 9, 2013 by Carla Preasha
Well...we are down to hours instead of days!!  9/10/2013 at 7:30am

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Carla Preasha
SURGERY IS SCHEDULED !!!  September 10th 2013!!! 

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Carla Preasha
7/25/2013 - Its been a crazy week so far.  The TV interview was wonderful and we hope it brings some great awareness to donations. 

Today will be meeting with the social worker, which is one of the last steps before surgery. 

Again...thank you everyone for your support and prayers

Posted on July 23, 2013 by Carla Preasha
Well today is the day....

Amanda and myself will finally be meeting around 5:30 this evening.  Keep an eye on WANE TV and for our story :) 

Thanks again for everyones support and encouragement.

Posted on July 19, 2013 by Carla Preasha
07/19/2013 - Update

The CT Scan that was scheduled for tues got pushed back to today for machine maitaince.  So I'll be getting that completed this afternoon.  Next Thursday 7/25 is my meeting with the social worker to make sure my head is in the game.  HAHAHA! 

Amanda and I have been asked to do an interview with Wane 15.  We will be doing that on Tues evening.  So thats kind of exciting. 

Best news though......Amanda and I are finally meeting on Saturday for lunch. 

I want to thank everyone again for their donations and prayers :)  Have a blessed weekend.

Posted on July 12, 2013 by Carla Preasha
7/12/2013 - Over this past week I've had a lot of tears and a lot smiles.  Watching the love that people have for Amanda is breath taking.  I'm absolutley honored to be helping her live a healther and happier life with her family.

Next week is the appointment for the CT scan to physically locate my kidneys and review the anatomy of my body.  The appointment has  been made with the donor surgeon for Aug 8th.  The only thing left is to meet with the social worker.  Target surgery date is Sept 3rd. 

Planning has started on my end as far as dinners for my family while i'm down and out and arrangments with my 2nd job to ease back into that. 

I want to thank everyone again for giving so generiously to help Amanda :)

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