"Kidney Transplant Fund"
Sainthood and Surrender (May 21, 2009)
"Let me explain the little Paypal button on the left.
"Today I found out that I am a perfect match to donate a kidney to my brother who has been suffering from kidney failure for the past few years.
"I need to make two round trips to Dallas so that he can get the kidney and get on with teaching at the University of Dallas and life with his wife and son...."
I gather that insurance is covering the medical procedures, but not transportation. He's trying to raise money so he can make two round trips to Dallas.
I haven't researched his situation, and know very little apart from what's in that post: but his account is plausible.
Prayer couldn't hurt Todd Lemieux - and it sounds like he can use a limited amount of financial support. Think about it. As usual, I'm not trying to make you do anything.
Again, that's "Kidney Transplant Fund."
Organ Donation: a Good IdeaThe Catholic Church says that organ donation is a good idea: "...Organ donation after death is a noble and meritorous act and is to be encouraged as an expression of generous solidarity...." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2296) In the case of paired organs, like kidneys, we don't have to die to donate the organ. I suppose it's a sort of win-win situation.
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