Dear Friends and Family,
We want to take a moment to thank all of you for your help and support during this difficult time for our family. As many of you know, our Dad (Gary Hollingshead) was diagnosed with kidney disease about 5 years ago. He is now in stage 4 kidney failure and in need of a transplant. We have been overwhelmed with gratitude as many of you have volunteered to be tested as potential donors! Although the testing process still continues, we are hopeful that the transplant will take place late this Fall.
Although the effects of his kidney failure have been well managed, there are now other health concerns that are making daily life very challenging for our Dad. He recently started experiencing pain in his lower back and sciatic nerve. The pain is now so severe that basic tasks, such as sitting at his computer for work, have become extremely difficult as he is only able to sit for short periods of time.
Watching our Dad go through such hardships has been very difficult. We know that on top of the physical trials, there are many other worries burdening our parents at this time. Even after insurance, the cost for the kidney transplant is estimated to be between $40,000-$50,000. As his children, we would gladly pay any amount to see our Dad happy and healthy again! However, since we are not able to pay for the transplant ourselves, we have decided to start this fundraiser in hopes that we can raise even a portion of the costs.
Donations can also be made at any Columbia Credit Union branch, into the "Gary Hollingshead Donation Fund". Even the smallest donations will help us reach our goal! We cannot even begin to express our gratitude for your kindness and generosity!
Total Collected$ 5,115
Goal: $ 5000