Ivonne is an exceptional daughter, sister, mother, and wife, but beyond all these roles, she is an exceptional human being. She has strengthened and encouraged all who have had the privilege of meeting her with her bright smile and kind words. Now is the time for us to strengthen her back.
Ivonne’s health has been weakened over the past years due to a life threatening genetic condition. She suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). PKD is a genetic renal condition that causes cysts to grow and degenerates the kidneys and other vital organs. These cysts multiply and grow inside the organs and damage her normal functions. At this time there is no known cure for this disease.
In Ivonne’s case, these cysts have grown to disproportionate sizes causing her two kidneys and her liver to collapse, ultimately leading to complete kidney and liver failure. She suffers from constant pain, attends dialysis sessions three times per week, has been hospitalized several times when cysts rupture, and has to have excess fluid drained from her other organs.
In order to save her life, Ivonne is in need of a double organ liver and kidney transplant. This transplant must be performed immediately. However, in California—as in the rest of the United States—obtaining priority for this kind of transplant can take up to 10 years. Ivonne does not have the luxury of time: the doctors have given Ivonne a three month window to have the surgery in order to survive the procedure because her liver and kidneys are degenerating so quickly. For this reason, her family and friends have decided to find treatment alternatives in Medellin, Colombia, where she can get the surgery and transplant as soon as possible.
As of now, the costs to cover the pre and post operative and living expenses are calculated at USD $200,000.00. Suffice is to say that the family does not have this amount of money. Our goal is to collect these funds together!
If you would like to give life and express your love
in a practical and compassionate way, this is your chance
We come to you in full humility to ask for your help. If you know Ivonne, you are aware of how hard this process has been for her and her family. If you do not know her yet, we still appeal to your generous spirit and hope that you have the opportunity to know her in a near future.
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