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Let's get Steve a kidney

Blackthorne needs a kidney

An indie developer needs a kidney.

Yeah, not to usurp this Hero-U thread, but my kidney history is messed up. I had my first transplant in 2003, donated from my father. At first the transplant went well, but a few months later they learned that my lymphatic channels didn't heal right, and they'd have to go in to relive the lymphocele by putting in a "peritoneal window" in my gut, so the fluid would drain to a cavity that would absorb it, in theory. However, during that surgery, the resident surgeon nicked the transplant, and in a panic they sewed me up, and pumped me full of fluid hoping to kickstart the kidney. That didn't work. Instead, it stopped, I swelled from fluid so bad, that the stitches in my centerline burst, my stomach ripped open and a bunch of my intestines fell out. While I was conscious, and my mother was in the goddam room. I got rushed to emergency surgery; the head of the transplant department was able to rearrange my guts and save the kidney, somewhat - it never worked quite right after, and my clearances were always shit. But I was off dialysis for almost three years. I was on dialysis for almost five years after that, and then in 2011, I got a call while I was in a grocery story. My second kidney came from a "cadaver" donor. Something they called a high-risk donor. The kid was an IV drug user - heroin. He OD'd and his parent signed the orders to donate while they kept him on life support. They tested the kidney for diseases and genetic testing, it matched me well, so in July 2011, I had my second transplant. In 2015, my labs started to dip a little; I attributed it to stress, work, etc... and then the birth of my kids. But my labs/levels (Glomular Filtration Rate) had been going down since Feb 2016. This year, it just kicked the bucket. My last GFR was 10. That means I have 10% function - ready for dialysis again. They've done a bunch of biopsies on me, and all signs point towards an auto-immune disease, Lupus, which I've probably had all my life but been unable to diagnose until now. I have one last genetic test to determine the full nature of the disease. That test costs $5,000.... it's insane. But if they can treat and control my lupus, hopefully this next kidney (From my wife, who is a match) will last longer.

Whew. Sorry for the rant, but I wanted to give a short recap.

All funds raised will be given to Blackthorne to buy a kidney. Probably from a Chinese political prisoner but who are we to judge? Now donate and feel better about yourself.

Campaign Started: 7-Aug-2018
Campaign End: 20-Nov-2018

Campaign Target: $5,000.00
Raised: $5,300.74

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This campaign has finished!

Donor List

NOTE: Only "completed" payments are listed below. If you are logged in, extra details will be available (shown only to you when you hover over them) for any payments you've made. A + denotes a payment made by someone other than the recipient listed, a * indicates an anonymous donation. Some payments (such as e-cheques) may take a few days before they appear. Donors are sorted by total amount donated (highest first), then by date (oldest first).

# Name Date $$$
1 sser 30-Oct-2018
2 Anonymous 1-Nov-2018
3 Anonymous 7-Aug-2018
4 Dickie 13-Nov-2018
5 someone else 16-Nov-2018
6 Yaar Podshipnik 11-Aug-2018
7 Kalarion 23-Aug-2018
8 Piety 24-Aug-2018
9 Kyl Von Kull 19-Oct-2018
10 Agesilaus 21-Oct-2018
^ 100.00 - Donate more than $100.00 to get your name in the Top #10
11 Helly 31-Oct-2018
12 Anonymous 25-Aug-2018
13 Anonymous 2-Sep-2018
14 Anonymous 31-Oct-2018
15 ~*????`*?~-.?-AIN'T 19-Aug-2018
16 toro 7-Aug-2018
17 Anonymous 13-Nov-2018
18 Fenris 2.0 10-Aug-2018
19 Sordid 20-Oct-2018
20 talan 24-Oct-2018
^ 53.00 - Donate more than $53.00 to get your name in the Top #20
21 Azalin 7-Aug-2018
22 Bumvelcrow 8-Aug-2018
23 CruduxCruo 10-Aug-2018
24 TT1 17-Aug-2018
25 Anac'raxus 19-Aug-2018
26 Boddler 21-Aug-2018
27 serch 24-Aug-2018
28 Koschey 26-Aug-2018
29 MichiK 22-Oct-2018
30 acolyte289 26-Oct-2018
^ 50.00 - Donate more than $50.00 to get your name in the Top #30
31 LeStryfe79 31-Oct-2018
32 Anonymous 2-Nov-2018
33 Crambone 3-Nov-2018
34 MaskedMan 6-Nov-2018
35 Abelian 15-Nov-2018
36 lightbane 8-Aug-2018
37 Marquess Cornwallis 7-Aug-2018
38 Mr. Pink 9-Aug-2018
39 StrongBelwas 11-Aug-2018
40 markec 15-Sep-2018
^ 40 - Donate more than $40 to get your name in the Top #40
41 PocketMine 19-Oct-2018
42 Anonymous 22-Oct-2018
43 Gakkone 3-Nov-2018
44 thesheeep 11-Aug-2018
45 Dreed 16-Aug-2018
46 moleman 23-Oct-2018
47 Bad Sector 22-Oct-2018
48 Roehm 11-Aug-2018
49 Ippolit 7-Aug-2018
50 Galdred 11-Aug-2018
^ 30.00 - Donate more than $30.00 to get your name in the Top #50
51 Chippy 11-Aug-2018
52 Anonymous 22-Oct-2018
53 bylam 2-Nov-2018
54 aratuk 12-Nov-2018
55 SausageInYourFace 7-Aug-2018
56 Taka-Haradin puolipeikko 8-Aug-2018
57 Anonymous 9-Aug-2018
58 Shackleton 12-Aug-2018
59 Tbone3336 21-Aug-2018
60 pOcHa 22-Aug-2018
^ 25 - Donate more than $25 to get your name in the Top #60
61 wtrboy 16-Sep-2018
62 mibbles 7-Oct-2018
63 HoboForEternity 21-Oct-2018
64 Anonymous 21-Oct-2018
65 sklogw 28-Oct-2018
66 Anonymous 30-Oct-2018
67 Sitra Achara 8-Nov-2018
68 Naveen 23-Aug-2018
69 Kev Inkline 16-Nov-2018
70 Clink 23-Oct-2018
^ 21.85 - Donate more than $21.85 to get your name in the Top #70
71 Haba 2-Nov-2018
72 Morality Games 7-Aug-2018
73 Anonymous 8-Aug-2018
74 IREALLYloveOblivion 8-Aug-2018
75 stony3k 8-Aug-2018
76 Insane Psychic 8-Aug-2018
77 MicoSelva 9-Aug-2018
78 Avierra 12-Aug-2018
79 sstacks 16-Aug-2018
80 Nicebrain 19-Aug-2018
^ 20.00 - Donate more than $20.00 to get your name in the Top #80
81 Deuce Traveler 20-Aug-2018
82 NotAGolfer 21-Aug-2018
83 evdk 23-Aug-2018
84 Master Planetar 15-Sep-2018
85 John Yossarian 6-Oct-2018
86 Ninja Destroyer 20-Oct-2018
87 hell bovine 20-Oct-2018
88 Brozef 20-Oct-2018
89 Tacgnol 20-Oct-2018
90 Ranselknulf 21-Oct-2018
^ 20.00 - Donate more than $20.00 to get your name in the Top #90
91 Infinitron 21-Oct-2018
92 Dedup 23-Oct-2018
93 Sòren 24-Oct-2018
94 oldmanpaco 31-Oct-2018
95 baud 2-Nov-2018
96 Sceptic 4-Nov-2018
97 Idiott 6-Nov-2018
98 Guest 9-Nov-2018
100 Anonymous 13-Nov-2018
^ 20.00 - Donate more than $20.00 to get your name in the Top #100
101 sorinmask 16-Nov-2018
102 Leocruta 17-Nov-2018
103 AwesomeButton 18-Nov-2018
104 Jimmious 13-Nov-2018
105 Goral 21-Oct-2018
106 Hamster 9-Aug-2018
107 Timeslip 20-Oct-2018
108 bono 27-Oct-2018
109 domisPL 17-Nov-2018
110 Lady Error 19-Oct-2018
^ 12 - Donate more than $12 to get your name in the Top #110
111 Jenkem 25-Oct-2018
112 Dr Skeleton 21-Aug-2018
113 fabrulana 21-Oct-2018
114 Binky 30-Oct-2018
115 Xzylvador 12-Nov-2018
116 Outlander 7-Aug-2018
117 Darth Roxor 9-Aug-2018
118 D_X 9-Aug-2018
119 Tigranes 13-Aug-2018
120 Projas 21-Aug-2018
^ 10.00 - Donate more than $10.00 to get your name in the Top #120
121 Sobchak 25-Aug-2018
122 Nekot-The-Brave 30-Aug-2018
123 Fedora Master 24-Sep-2018
124 Steezus 9-Oct-2018
125 Alienman 16-Oct-2018
126 Maelflux 19-Oct-2018
127 haderlump 19-Oct-2018
128 Pegultagol 19-Oct-2018
129 Falksi 19-Oct-2018
130 Mastermind 20-Oct-2018
^ 10.00 - Donate more than $10.00 to get your name in the Top #130
131 Western 21-Oct-2018
132 latexmonkeys 22-Oct-2018
133 Humphrey Plugg 22-Oct-2018
134 Elthosian 22-Oct-2018
135 Wysardry 22-Oct-2018
136 Palikka 26-Oct-2018
137 Anonymous 27-Oct-2018
138 Sheep 31-Oct-2018
139 Edija 31-Oct-2018
140 Anonymous 31-Oct-2018
^ 10.00 - Donate more than $10.00 to get your name in the Top #140
141 Matt van der Iver 3-Nov-2018
142 iiron 5-Nov-2018
143 Rean 5-Nov-2018
144 Septaryeth 7-Nov-2018
145 lukaszek 8-Nov-2018
146 Shog-goth 10-Nov-2018
147 Anonymous 12-Nov-2018
148 Desert Fish 21-Oct-2018
149 Feyd Rautha 22-Oct-2018
150 Belegarsson 4-Nov-2018
^ 7.00 - Donate more than $7.00 to get your name in the Top #150
151 Zombra 4-Sep-2018
152 JarlFrank 21-Oct-2018
153 Rahdulan 26-Sep-2018
154 Slimu 19-Oct-2018
155 Kessai 26-Oct-2018
156 J_C 1-Nov-2018
157 ItsChon 31-Aug-2018
158 Anonymous 11-Nov-2018
159 Cromelyn 8-Aug-2018
160 Fronzel Neekburm 9-Aug-2018
^ 5.00 - Donate more than $5.00 to get your name in the Top #160
161 Strange Fellow 21-Aug-2018
162 Akratus 22-Aug-2018
163 Grotesque 25-Aug-2018
164 Anonymous 7-Sep-2018
165 Inehresa 17-Sep-2018
166 MurkyShadow 25-Sep-2018
167 Blackstaff 19-Oct-2018
168 ERYFKRAD 20-Oct-2018
169 Bester 20-Oct-2018
170 GinsengSamurai 29-Oct-2018
^ 5.00 - Donate more than $5.00 to get your name in the Top #170
171 Plane Escapee 17-Nov-2018
172 Konjad 13-Nov-2018
173 Zerth 13-Nov-2018
174 Solid Snail 31-Oct-2018
175 RRWcomicsboy 17-Nov-2018
TOTAL: $5,560.33
FEES¹: - $259.59
NET: $5,300.74
¹Fees are as reported by PayPal.

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