post at Big Little Wolf's Daily Plate of Crazy, about Ashley Quiñones, a lovely young woman with cystic fibrosis who was in need of a kidney transplant. Medicaid would not cover the surgery, despite having a confirmed donor, and because of her pre-existing condition she was unable to obtain private insurance. We wanted to raise awareness of her situation and money for this crucial surgery. The great news is that thanks to raising over $40,000 in donations, she is now scheduled for the transplant surgery in early-to-mid February! Her kidney donor is blogging about the experience here.
Ashley still needs to raise a bit more money to help cover the cost of the surgery. You can donate here. (All donations go directly toward Ashley's surgery.)
Best wishes, blessings and strength to Ashley, her donor and both of their families!