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Thank you for helping me pay my utilities


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.

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Gas Money was literally a “Life-Saver”

Dear Kidney Foundation,  I am so very grateful for your support.  The Gas card you provided to us was literally a “life-saver.”  My husband lost his job last month, and we could not afford the gas to get me to diaysis this week.  If you had not provided us with the gas money, I don’t know what we would have done.  Thank you. We appreicate you help and hope you keep getting support to help other kidney patients in need.  In moments like this, we are so grateful for those who donante.  Thank you again and again.  May God bless you for your work.  Sincerely, Alicia G.

We are forever beholden to the National Kidney Foundation of Utah

We received your letter dated January 22, 2011 letting us know that the Kidney Foundation of Utah had helped us with our water bill.  I don’t know who will read this letter, but I want everyone to know that the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idah was a Godsend. My husband is in kidney failure and cannot work because he’s got to go to dialysis 5 days a week.  He’s also diabetic and has high blood pressure–and all the terrible health problems that go along with those two horrible diseases.  I am so glad your foundation has people with feelings and who understand how hard it is to make ends meet when there is chronic illness at home. I had to quit my job as a CNA to care for my husband.  I cannot express adequately how much it means to know there are people at the Kidney Foundation I can turn to for emotional and also some financial support.  Thank you so much for your help, you have made our lives a little easier.  We are forever beholden to you.  Sincerely, Rocky & Candy T.

We struggled to make ends meet after kidney failure

I am writing this letter on behalf of me and my husband.  He was recently diagnosed with Acute Renal Kidney Failure.  He has been going to dialysis since August and has been out of work since then.  We have applied for disability but have been struggling to make ends meet.  We talked to his social worker and explained our hardship, and it was she who recommended we apply for help to the Kidney Foundation.  We were relieved to find out we could receive some assistance to help toward our house payment.  We would like to thank the Kidney Foundation of Utah for helping us in our time of need.  It was a time of great desperation and we cannot thank you enough.  Sincerely,  Christi & LeRoy C.

Thank you for helping us pay St. Luke’s

Thank you to the National Kidney Foundation of Utah & Idaho and its donors for the help that was sent to St. Luke’s to help pay for my husband Tom’s medical care.  The help we received for his medical bills was gratefully received.  We want you to know we appreciate all you do for those who suffer from kidney failure.  We are grateful for the efforts of the National Kidney Foundation on beahlf of patients and for the help to alleviate some of the expenses that are incurred for this life saving dialysis treatment.  May you be blessed with continued corporate and foundaiton grants, as well as private gifts to your organization to continue your wonderful mission.  We appreciate the help we received from Lindee Elmore with DaVita for helping us submit our request.  Thanks again for your thoughtful assistance to us in our time of need.  Sincerely,   Thomas & Mollie M.

Being too weak to work has been rough

Just wanted to say thank you very much for helping to pay our Rocky Mountain Power and Questar utlity  bills.  Going from working 6 days a week for the past 25 years, to not being able to work at all has taken a toll on my and my wife.  I don’t remember much about my month in the hospital after my kidneys failed.  Now I have to be on dialysis 5 days a week and have been too weak to work.  It has been rough.  Thanks for trying to make it get a little easier.  — Jeff A.

Thank You for the Scholarship

Dear Mrs. Vetterli:  Thank you for the generous scholarship I was awarded Winter 2010 semester.  Earlier this year, in January, my transplanted kidney rejected and i had to go back on dialysis.  I waited for a kidney transplant but to no avail, nothing came.  I decided to start back to school this fall regardles of my dialysis status.  This semester is harder than I anticipated it would be with classes, work, and dialysis.  But I know it will be worth it when I can finally graduate this spring.  The scholarship from the National Kidney Foundation of utah & Idaho has greatly contributed to my endeavoers in my educational goals.  Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.  S. Jackman, Uof U class of ’11