Crytstal Remme is a Facebook friend who currently lives and works in the Luverne, Minnesota area. Her mom JaVon Christensen is in the fight of her life right now and like many hardworking families who land in the middle of a health crisis, the costs are piling up!

JaVon has end-stage renal disease as a consequence of battling Diabetes for 20 years. At this point a kidney transplant is the only thing that could save her life. Meanwhile she has had numerous hospital stays and spends hours going through dialysis everyday. This takes her away from all the things she loves to do; scrapbooking, cross stitch, and most of all spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Most of us know that even with insurance, a major medical dilemma means tons of money out-of-pocket for things not covered or partially covered. JaVon and her husband are even downsizing and moving due to the financial hardship. Crystal, as any child who loves their parent would, is desperate to save her mom's life and help with the ongoing expenses.

She has set up a fundraising account with HelpHOPELive, a non-profit organization which has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for over 30 years. Your donations would be tax-deductible and are administered for transplant-related expenses only. This is another opportunity to truly make a difference in a family's life in our area.

Make your donation and get more information at HelpHOPELive, check out their Facebook page or call Crystal Remme at 507-920-6210.