On August 3, 2023 we leave for Los Angeles so my husband can donate his kidney to my Dad. My Dad's home is too small to house us. We had to close our bakery business to make this kidney donation possible. We decided to do this 2 years ago with no hesitation because that is what family does. We are so blessed to have a community like ours where everyone looks out for each other. Your donations, your patronage for the bakery and overwhelming support for our dream are deeply appreciated. Thank you all for your support and prayers, we will need them in the days to come. Depending on how recovery goes we hope to reopen soon.
However, now that we've closed our family bakery due to not being able to cover payroll with us gone for 3 weeks in Los Angeles and then my husband not able to work for 3 months, we will not have income to cover travel, hotel/room stay (hotel is oddly cheaper), rental car to cover any 24 hour medical emergency after surgery/medicine, and food (can't believe how expensive LA is by hospital). Not looking for entertainment even for our 12 yr old son, just help with accommodations, car, food and return tickets (my Dad was able to use his disability for plane tickets there).
Below you will see breakdown of how funds will be used:
$6200.00 for accommodations Expedia: https://expe.app.link/SxsRW97fNBb . There is only 3 rooms left and another 5 rooms at 6500.00. (if anyone knows or has extra home in West Los Angeles - close to Cider Sinai, we are willing to stay at your home. Just be aware he may have pain at night or need to go back to hospital at anytime of day, with not disturbing you, we ask if the home has at least one bedroom separate to not to disturb anyone, prefer small 1 bedroom)
$1,140.00 + $400 insurance = $1540.00 for car rental. Normally we would use uber, but if my husband has any complications or needs medicine refills, I would like to get him back to hospital as quickly as possible.
$1200 for food for 3 weeks ( I will go only to grocery store and make our food to keep it low cost).
$640.00 + $90 for baggage= $730.00 Return flight
Total = $9580.00 (I'm requesting 10,000 to donate another $500.00 to app)
If we go over amount, I will use towards taking our 12 yr old son to some activities to keep him stimulated and not depressed with the situation.
If anyone needs proof, please let me know what you would documents you would like from Cedar Sinai Medical Center.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and soul!