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
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.
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
LITHIA, Fla. – Devon Carver desperately needs a kidney, and a stranger has stepped in to help with a message for all the Tampa Bay area to see.
When Carver is not hooked up to a dialysis machine, she is going through her bills to figure out how her family can make ends meet. And more importantly, how she can stay alive.
“I have not felt remotely healthy since I was 21.” said Carver. “They don’t think I have time to wait for a cadaver kidney, which could take six or seven years. Doctors think a live kidney is my best chance, but we’ve been praying and waiting for more than a year-and-a-half.”
The loving wife and mother to a 12-year-old son, Devon needs a kidney.
The family has drained their savings and the college account for David is depleted.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY –
A Bay area mother is pleading to the public.
She needs a new kidney, again.
Now, Devon Carver’s story is getting out to people across the Tampa area, thanks to multiple billboards along area roadways.
They read: “Local Mother Needs Living Kidney Donor.”
“I hope it saves my life,” Carver said.
A neighbor helped launch the billboard, which CBS Outdoor is running as a public service announcement.
It shows Devon and her 12-year-old son.
Carver was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was two.
She had been warned about some of the complications that can go along with the disease, but vowed they would never happen to her.
Now, at age 34, it is happening. Devon is on dialysis eleven hours a day and has already had one failed kidney transplant.
“It’s been a bad go-aroun...Read More
How to help:
First of all let me say thank for you responding to us with your willingness to help. That of all means the most. This is a huge step in the right direction, and a huge step in your life if you choose to go that route. My wife or I would never ask someone to do this, this has to be a choice of yours on your own free will. I cannot do anything or say anything to make you want to do this. I urge you to read up on the subject as much as you can. There is a TON of information on the internet about this subject.
Here are the steps you would have to take to begin the process of getting accepted for live donation.
Please call TGMG – Transplant Services @ 800-844-9302. Choose option , listen to the prompts and then choose option  again...Read More