My Journey Towards a Double Transplant | By Micah EvansHello, my name is Micah Evans. Three years ago I was diagnosed with kidney disease and only a year later my kidneys finally gave up resulting in total renal failure. This, of course, meant immediate ongoing dialysis treatments and the need for a kidney transplant. My kidney disease is primarily due from battling diabetes for the past 31 years of my life. My doctors at OHSU (Oregon Health and Sciences University) have recommended me for a kidney / pancreas (SPK) double transplant. This double transplant will help ensure that the donated kidney has a better chance of survival and the ability to last longer.
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The dream of having a life-saving double transplant means everything to me. It means a longer, healthier life with my family. This necessary procedure will not only transform my life, but also the life of my family. I have three wonderful little boys, Brayden, age 10, Silas, age 7 and Cohen, age 4 whom I raise with my beautiful wife of 16 years, Miranda.
I’m sure you can agree that it can be difficult to find places to live. It is even more of a challenge when you receive a call telling you to immediately head to the hospital for an operation and you need a place to stay at extremely short notice. Hotels or motels are the only real options for an extended stay that would be readily available on such short notice. This living situation is also the most expensive part of this whole life-saving endeavor. Currently, I have a goal of $20,000 to cover the cost of living in the Portland, Oregon area. These funds will also be used to maintain my current household obligations including child care, co-pays, medications, food costs and transportation needed to make this a successful life-saving experience.I want nothing more in the world than to have the opportunity to age with my lovely wife and continue to raise our three precious boys. I want to be there for each one of them helping them grow, learn and develop.
Please, consider my situation and help my journey to having this life-saving double transplant if you are able to. My life and my ability to be there for my family in the future depends on this procedure. Your help is our hope!