Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you may know, I have been struggling with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) for over 30 years. This genetic and life-threatening disorder has already claimed the life of my mother and oldest brother. Today I have less than 18% kidney function and need a new kidney urgently. Otherwise, I'll have to start dialysis - a process that compromises any future transplant and can shorten my lifespan.
My brother and my wife have both offered to be donors, but were disqualified due to medical reasons. Therefore, I have launched a campaign at www.ShakespeareNeedsAKidney.com to help me find a living donor as well as to raise funds to cover transplant and possible dialysis-related expenses not covered by my insurance. Some of these additional expenses include lost wages, transportation costs, and room and board for the living donor.
Would you consider making a donation on my behalf? I would be very grateful. YouCaring is a nonprofit organization that helps people raise funds for medical and other issues. Your donation will help increase the likelihood that someone will be willing to give me an incredible gift -- the gift of life.
With heartfelt thanks,