Keith Stewart Kidney Transplant Expense Fund


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Funds raised will go towards Keith Stewart's Kidney Transplant Expense Fund, for expenses such as antirejection medications and follow up care not covered by health insurance.

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I met Keith when we were in high school and he drove my bus. He was my escort to the prom that year. Although we drifted apart, we were reunited again by God's grace, and in December of 2014, in Gatlinburg, TN, we were married. Together, through marriage, we have 6 grown children, and I have 3 precious grandsons.

When he was a young boy, it was discovered from a biopsy that Keith was suffering from glomerulonephritis, a hereditary kidney disease. It wasn't until he was in his 30s that his health began to be affected, and in 1996, his sister donated one of her kidneys to him. That kidney worked for almost ten years before it failed, leaving him back on dialysis. His doctors said that he needed a 2nd transplant. He has been back on dialysis since 2006.

This has been a very difficult time for Keith and his family, emotionally as well as financially. He then had to reduce his work hours to part time, which only added to the financial strain. With a bachelor's degree and two associate degrees, he has looked forward to receiving a kidney, which would free him from the dialysis, allowing him to go back to work full time, doing the work he loves. He worked for 10 years for the North Carolina Department of Corrections, which was a job he loved. He also looks forward to being able to create more memories with his family.

On June 11, 2015, he finally received his transplant, but he still needs your help. The cost of the average kidney transplant alone is approximately $250,000. Although his health coverage covers the cost of the transplant itself, he will still need follow up care, and daily antirejection medications which are critical to his survival. These, as well as travel expenses for follow up care and appointments are expenses that are not covered by the insurance. Your support by buying one or more of these T-Shirts will help to ease the burden financially, so that he can be here to enjoy many more years of creating memories together with his family and me.

You may also make a tax deductible donation directly through his NFT website (National Foundation for Transplants) by going to www.transplants.org and then clicking on 'Find a patient' and entering his name.

Keith and I and the Stewart family thank you for your support!


 

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  • Linda B | 1 T-Shirt
    Our job is to help one another in time of need. Helping Bro. Keith in his time of need.