I never knew that this green ribbon stood for Kidney Disease Awareness. Now I know because my dad is experiencing kidney failure. Kidney disease has fought its way to the forefront of my life as for months my dad has suffered and battled it in silence.
First of all, my father, Henry Luvert is not known for being the “silent” type. Usually loud, boisterous, loud, fun-loving, passionate, loud—okay you get the point—loud! You see as a social justice and civil rights advocate, he has stood up for the voiceless for decades!
As a child, I remember him talking on the phone for hours at a time helping and assisting victims of racism and discrimination. Why did they call him? Because he didn’t just talk. You know there were some in our community who only talked about injustice but never put the time to help fight against it. My father, was a man of action. Those who encountered trouble and wanted something done or wanted someone to stand with them—well they called him.
This March, my dad is blessed to have his youngest sister, Jennifer Luvert donate a kidney. She was the perfect match and on March 15, 2016 the kidney transplant will occur. I will literally owe my Auntie Jennifer so much for giving a gift of life to my father.
One way I want to show my gratitude is by making sure all of her costs are raised for the surgery. I don’t want her to have to pay one cent—she is already giving so much! Please help me by raising $3,000 to cover all of her expenses like transportation, food, living, medical expenses.
All I need is for 30 people to give $100. Would you be that person? If so, please go to this link to make your contribution:
Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity! To follow the campaign please LIKE our Facebook Page "Help Henry Get His Kidney": http://on.fb.me/1TTHA0v
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