You can help. You can save Peter’s life.
Donate your kidney and enable Peter to live.
He’s running out of time.
On September 28, 2011, 57-year-old Peter Casper was admitted to the hospital with a severe pain in his chest. He was diagnosed with pericarditis … an inflammation around the heart. Treatment began. Within two days, his body went into renal failure and he spent the next 17 days at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. No one was able to diagnose a reason for his body shutting down; a kidney biopsy was inevitable.
Despite the kidney specialists, rheumatologists, hematologist and infectious disease specialist, Peter’s continued illness was a mystery. It wasn’t until June 2012, that all results pointed to Peter needing more radical help than the medications the doctors had been giving him … he needed a new kidney. The Froedtert Kidney Transplant team explained it would likely be several years on the “waiting list,” but said that if he could find a live donor it would be to his advantage.
Unfortunately, no live family member or close friend is a match and Peter is running out of time. Over the last year, his kidneys have been dramatically worsening and there isn’t much hope they will last through the summer.
Peter’s wife of 10 years, Mary Helen, has been care giving the past year and is losing hope. Their dream, after finally finding each other later in life, is falling apart … just like his body.