Please watch the following 8 minute presentation by Mike Schoening, the person behind
Project Bridge, A Social Media Experiment
(I have included a link to the gofundme page too....
The following letter is what we received from Mr. Ryan Wood
|Ryan and Nova (his niece)|
I am currently going through the vigorous requirements to be listed on the national transplant list to receive multiple organs from a deceased donor. Once listed, I will be in line for a life-saving transplant of a kidney and a pancreas. The procedure will cost upwards of $480,000 and will keep me hospitalized and recovering for months. I have extinguished all the money I had saved and already feel like such a burden to my parents and family members who continually chip in in an attempt to at least aide in the financial hardship I face while going through these overwhelming health challenges.
I put myself through college at the University of Oregon. I was a successful graphic designer who worked my way into a Director of Marketing position. I felt as though I have had many successes throughout my life and been surrounded by great people. Ever since the day I lost my kidneys, my entire life changed. Everything got put on hold. I attempt to stay positive and focus on making it to transplant, staying as healthy as possible, and staying alive. I am extremely grateful a dear friend, Megan Lippold, has recommended me to be a candidate for Project Bridge. Even If I am not selected, just knowing that I have people in my life who care about me and want the best for me, is what gets me by every day. My spirits are continually lifted and simply put, its people like her that make the world a good place.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about my story and consider me as a candidate for Project Bridge.
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