Hello, my name is Hari Ravuri and I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I have created this fundraiser to help my cousin Giri fight the biggest challenge of his life in Hyderabad, India. Giri was diagnosed on May 5th, 2013 with renal failure. Unfortunately, Giri has lost one kidney totally while the other one is functioning at less than 20% efficiency. Apparently, Giri was complaining about the symptoms for nearly 3 years now but unfortuntely the doctors in his home town had failed to diagnose him properly. Giri is currently undergoing dialysis treatment twice a week. Considering the seriousness and advacement of the disease, the doctors have suggested an immediate kidney transplantaion. According to the doctors, Giri's survival chances would be significantly diminished if a kidney transplantation is not performed immediately. Giri's family found a donor but they would not know if it maches his body until all necessary tests are performed. Giri's wife, Poornima, has made a very tough and noble decision to become the donor in the event an external matcing donor is not found. To add insult to injury, Poornima had to resign from her job to take care of her husband's needs in a different city. The estimated medical costs for the kidney transplant procedures and subsequent treatment costs are in excess of $15,000. Unfortunately, they neither have medical insurance nor the savings neccessary to meet the medical expenses. So far, I raised $3000 with contributions from sone family members and my own share. I would deeply appreciate any monetary contribution you can make to help us reach the target. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.