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Radha Madhav Dham Special Donation


Louie's medical problems began when he was 12 years old with a perforated colon that resulted in a life-threatening situation. On the critical list for six weeks, he wasn't expected to live to see 13. Since then, he has had multiple serious illnesses and numerous surgeries over the years. 15 years ago, Louie was diagnosed with Renal Failure. Now, Louie needs a kidney transplant, and needs the help of the community to make it happen.
Louie has been an entrepreneur all his life. First owning restaurants, then in the wholesale fruits and vegetables and seafood business. As his health deteriorated, Louie turned to scholastics, teaching Microsoft applications and then being an Information Systems professor for 35 years, Louie had to retire due to the seriousness of this latest setback with his health.

An excellent chef and 'foodie', Louie likes to cook foods from Greece his mother's ancestral home. Once an avid swimmer, Louie is hopeful that with a successful transplant, he will swim again.

As with all his illnesses he is dealing with this next obstacle with high expectations and perseverance.

Louie's brother, Peter, will be donating his kidney to Louie. However, funding this life-saving procedure is a monumental task. There are many medical expenses not covered by insurance such as co-pays, anti-rejection medications, Peter's travel expenses from across the country and more.

Expenses are adding up to more than the Mikedes family can handle alone.

To help with the financial burden of Louie's uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in his honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, which is a trusted Nonprofit Organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for 30 years.

All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive, and are administered for transplant-related expenses only.

Please consider making a contribution today.

Your support is critical to the overall success of Louie's struggle. Please know that your contribution counts. On behalf of Louie and his family, we thank you in advance for your kind consideration. Thank you in advance for your kind and generous support.


Alicia Dustira
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