Thank you to the BYU & University of Utah Air Force ROTC!

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We owe a huge thank you to the  BYU & U of U Air Force ROTC for the outstanding volunteer service today! Your strength, discipline and compassion is inspiring.   You guys make us proud to be Americans!

Utah, BYU coaches lend assist to Kidney Foundation

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700036893/Utah-BYU-coaches-lend-assist-to-Kidney-Foundation.html

Gas Money was Literally a “Life-Saver”

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.

1196 lb. Giant Pumkin Drops on Kidney Kar from the Sky

Well, a crane actually…..but it could happen.  If you want to watch them do it, come to HeeHaw Farms in Pleasant Grove this Saturday, October 23rd at 1:00 p.m. (exit 275 for North Bound I-15 Traffic/ exit 278 for South Bound I-15 traffic).  The 1996 Pontiac 6000 being smashed by pumkins (hey, isn’t that the name of a rock band?) will be donated to the Kidney Kars program!  Come have some Halloween fun ! See you there.

Pretty Sweet Kidney Kars Donation I’d Say.

Thank you so much to C. Gunderson of South Jordan for the gorgeous black 2000 Porsche Boxter.  It had a pricey blown transmission, but was in overall good shape.  With a little help from our friends at IAA (Insurance Auto Auctions) the Kidney Foundation of Utah was still able to sell it for more than $6,000 bucks at a Las Vegas Auto Auction.  That money will go straight into Utah medical research, and into the hands of kidney patients who are in desperate financial times because of the cost of their medical treatments, medications, and transportation to and from dialysis.  That was one gorgeous car– and a most generous Kidney Kars donation!  We are so grateful Ms. Gunderson for your humanitarian!

We hope to repay the Kidney Foundation with a donation

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.

Thank you so much for the help

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.

Daughter of Kidney Patient

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.)