Keep in mind that this month is Organ Awareness Month and I am still waiting for a donor. O neg or O pos, under 50 and in good health. If you or someone you know is willing to be tested, please call TGMG (Lifelink) and see if you qualify. Support with Operation has stopped. we have no donations, no fund raisers are scheduled, and no media coverage. Help is desperately needed as I am still on bed rest with my amputated feet. If you can secure an idea and location, I will help as much as possible.Read More
Devon is back at Tampa General Hospital and being treated for an infection. The infection in her right foot is pretty bad from lack of blood flow and she will be facing further amputation on her feet.
“Call in a favor, pray, beg, borrow or steal whatever it is you do. She could use whatever it is you got. She is scared but trying to stay as strong as she can. She is a tough cookie but enough is enough” says her husband Brandon. More information on her condition will be available later today.
Devon’s family is asking for magazines and book donations to keep her mind busy during this difficult time.Read More
Lithia woman Devon Carver suffering from kidney failure needs help, billboards seek donor and fundsRead More
Below are the two digital boards Save Devon is posting on this week. Also it will continue to be posted on I-275 this week.
Here’s what they looked like in January.
Another update….First, thank you to everyone who chipped in for gift cards and flowers and magazines in Friends of Fishhawk. You don’t know how much that helps us. I went in Tampa General Hospital with a 104 fever a week ago and I just got home. All ten of my toes and part of both my feet were amputated. Everything was ok, until I tried to come home. Walking is torturous with no toes at all. They have a home nurse coming in everyday to teach me, but I haven’t seen them. I will heal. I appreciate everyone supporting my family and my cause.
Thank you to EVERYONE who came to The Tea Cup function and supported it. April Paleveda Curcio, Debbie Cook Eisenberg, Kelly Glenn Rowjohn and my mother put it all together and made it happen again. I heard about all of you that came and surprised me...Read More
Devon Cooley Carver is back in the hospital. She was admitted last week with a high fever. As a result of an infection, she has had more surgery. The doctors had to take the remaining toes and about an inch of her actual foot. She seemed to be in fairly good spirits, but she will be in the hospital for a while. Her husband Brandon Michael Carver is trying to work, be at the hospital every hour that he isn’t working, and taking care of their son David.
If you’d like to send flowers or well wishes to Devon you can contact Tampa General Hospital at 813-844-7443.
Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The gift shop can be reached at (813) 844-7370. Purchases for delivery to patients can be made over the phone with a credit card.
Hours of operation for gift shop:
Monday – Friday, 9:30 a...
A living kidney donor is what we are looking for to save Devon’s life. If you would like to find out if you are an eligible donor you must be:
- O negative or O positive blood type
- Under the age of 50 and perfect health
- Not taking any medications
- Non smoker
- Relatively healthy weight BMI<30
- No chronic diseases like high blood pressure or diabetes
If you meet this criteria and would like to save a life, then call TGMG and ask to be tested for Devon Carver.
Please call TGMG – Transplant Services @ 800-844-9302.
Choose option , listen to the prompts and then choose option  again. Listen to the following prompts and choose option  for the kidney/pancreas donation program. After that redirects you choose option  for the living donor program.
You will then be able to speak...Read More
High Tea Fundraiser to Benefit FishHawk Resident Needing Kidney Transplant
By D’Ann White
As a young FishHawk Ranch mother continues to fight for her life against end-stage renal failure, friends and strangers alike are rallying to raise funds to offset her mounting medical expenses.
The latest fundraiser is a high tea planned today, Jan. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Tea Cup Tea Room, 1107 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd., Brandon. The cost of $30 includes soup, sandwiches, salad and dessert.
Earlier this month, the newly opened Title Boxing Club in Bloomingdale Square hosted a fundraiser for Devon Carver, and proceeds from a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament and a Christmas carnival in December were dedicated to Carver.
In the meantime, the 34-year-old is receiving publicity from an unexpected source.
A Ta...Read More
By Teresa Slattery Amin, Times Correspondent
In Print: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Maddie Eisenberg saw the Facebook request asking for gift baskets for a silent auction and bowl-a-thon to benefit Operation Kidney for Devon Cooley Carter, a young mom in need of a kidney donor.
Maddie, 11, wanted to help, so she and her mom, Debbie, made a gift basket with a theme of keeping kids busy on a rainy day. It included movie tickets and books.
That was just the beginning.
Maddie then enlisted the help of her neighbors in FishHawk to bake and sell cupcakes during the FishHawk Ranch yard sale. She made poster boards to draw awareness to Carter’s cause.
Eventually, she raised $625 for Operation Kidney to benefit Carter, and she continues to stay involved to help Carter draw awareness to her caus...Read More