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Fundraiser to offer help for transplant patient

May 26, 2005

Cordele- By eating a hamburger or having your car washed this weekend, you can help pay for medicine a South Georgia woman will need after kidney transplant next week.

Shontaon Dean will travel to Birmingham Sunday for the transplant. Her cousin, Talithia Bryant, is the donor. Dean hopes insurance will cover most of the surgery.

A fundraiser Saturday afternoon at Mount Calvary Church in Cordele will raise money to help.

"But my post-transplant medicine is what I'm basically going to need help with," Dean said. "Some of them are very expensive and they told me that they can run like $1,200 to $1,500 a month."

Dean is a 31-year-old nurse at a dialysis center when she's not having dialysis herself. The fundraiser will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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