Dear Kidney Foundation of Utah, I am a grateful recipient of a grant from the foundation. I received assistance to pay my heat bill. My husband had two very serious injuries at work and was hospitalized around the time I was diagnosed as being in the final stages of renal failure. We lost our home and the basement apartment we can afford is so cold. Because of the dialysis and my low creatine levels, I am ALWAYS COLD. We have been careful not to turn up the heat because we can’t afford it. But it was just so cold this month. We truly appreciate the grant of $122 to help us pay our heat bill. Your generosity is so deeply appreciated. Sincerely, Curtis and Dorothy R. (Athon, Idaho)
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Dear Kidney Foundation, Thank you so much for your assistance in making a $350 payment to the Medicare Premium Collection Center. Today is my 65th birthday. Not being dropped from Medicare, has made it a very happy birthday for me! Thank you! Thank you!
Dear Kidney Founation, I am so very grateful for your support. The gas card you provided so I could get to dialysis this month was literally a “life-saver”. My husband just lost his job and we literally did not have enough money for the gas it would take to drive me to dialysis. We appreciate your help in our desperate time of need. In moment’s like this, we know God blesses our lives through other people reaching out. God Bless you, thank you. Alicia G.
We are very grateful to the National Kidney Foundation of Utah for the help you have given us in paying our mortgage. In 2010/2011 kidney failure, and the medical expenses that arose, have had tremendous impact on our lives. This has placed a a huge financial burden upon our family. We cannot thank you enough for the monetary aid that has lighted our burden. We hope that within time we will be able to repay the Kidney Foundation by making a donation, so you can continue to help others in the same way you have helped us. Thank you so very much for your generosity. Sincerely, The Brooks Family.
Dear National Kidney Foundation of Utah, Thank you so very much for your help paying the dentist. As I didn’t have any dental insurance, I had molar teeth that got pulled. They hurt me for 2 years without being pulled because I could not afford it. Thank you again. It’s a relief to not have that terrible pain in my mouth anymore. Sincerely Alice M.
Dear Kidney Foundation, I am writing this letter on behalf of Randy S. who is a recent recipient of your generous help. He was in need of extra money to have his teeth fixed in order to become a candidate for kidney transplant. He has been on dialysis for approximately nine months now and it has not been easy. Your kindness and support in the amount of $350 has allowed him to get his teeth fixed. He is now eligible for a kidney transplant. It was a very stressful time for him, trying to determine where he would get the money to fix his teeth (in light of all his new medical expenses). Because of the Kidney Foundation’s generosity his teeth are now fixed and he will be eligible for a kidney transplant. It’s a relief and one less thing to worry about right now. Thank you for your kindness and for all you do on behalf of families everywhere who struggle with kidney failure. Without your help m any families would be unable to get the support they need in order to receive a kidney transplant. Sincerely, Kimberly S. (Daughter of Randy S.)
I am very grateful for your help with the payment of my dental bill. I recently had to have 3 molars removed. They were painfully infected and were keeping me off the transplant waiting list. Having them removed has eliminated my pain, and the infection. People just don’t realize that the smallest thing (like dental work) can keep you off the transplant waiting list. Any infection will prevent you from being a transplant candidate. I don’t even care if I get a bridge for the 3 removed molars, I’m just glad to not be in any pain and to be back on the waiting list. I could not have afforded the whole dentist bill on my own at this time due to my other medical expenses. Thank you for your help! God Bless you! Sincerely Yours, Alice M.
Thank you for the gas card! Gasoline to get to and from dialysis is a huge financial burden. Since I went into Kidney Failure, I’ve been told by my doctors to stop working (I had a very physically demanding job). Since then, my family finances have suffered greatly. Every penny we have now goes to my medical treatments, medications, and transportation. Just before I went into renal failure I had gotten a second job in order to support my youngest son who is serving an LDS religious mission. My inability to work has crippled our whole family. Everyday, I live with guilt for the stress my wife feels in having to take care of me while also working to support us. The assistance to help pay for gas was a true relief. Thank you Kidney Foundation for all that you do. I hope when I have my transplant and can work again, to make a donation to you to help other patients in need.
Hi my name is Agustine. Kidney Foundation helped
me with my utilities this winter and I am so grateful. Because of low creatine
levels due to kidney failure I get so very cold that I try to keep the house at
least 65 degrees. Because I’m blind (diabetes is what killed my kidneys and my
eyesight) I’ve got to move around to find things, and use my hands instead of
my eyes. When the house is cold, and with my creatine levels so low it became
hard to get around my own house. But we just couldn’t afford to keep the house
warm, it was too expensive, and we also needed to pay for my meds. My husband
was understanding, but it was hard. When I mentioned this at dialysis in
January when the temps dropped to subzero, my social worker told me there was
help through the Kidney Foundation. We were so grateful after 3 weeks of not
having any heat in the house after Christmas, to be able to turn the thermostat
up to 65 again was a true comfort. Thank you so much for this help. We hope my
husband will be my kidney donor by next summer–and if that happens I won’t be
so cold all the time! Thank you, thank you for helping make our lives a little
easier! Sincerely, Augusine and Val.