Joel and the Kidney Bean

  • ¥1,608,983
    raised of ¥1,000,000.00 goal
160% Funded
136 Donors
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Joel is receiving a life-saving kidney on March 17th, 2022. He has nicknamed it "Patty" since the operation is on St. Patrick's Day.

Patty will be making the move of a lifetime thanks to the indescribable generosity of a fellow human.

Joel Laurier, who has agreed to host Patty for the longest homestay imaginable, happens to be a very much loved, hard-working father of three boys, an EFL educator to Japanese university students, and a friend to many of us.

We would like to see Patty get settled comfortably in this French Canadian, then live a long and prosperous life together. We all know the expenses associated with such a major operation and Joel will not be able to work for some time. Your contribution to Patty’s healthy future would be greatly appreciated.

Let’s create our own narrative of what people will do and talk about in 2022.

Organizer

  • Steven Douglas Herder
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  • Campaign Owner
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  • Kyoto, JP

Father, EFL professor, Friend

Father, EFL professor, Friend

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
  • Thanks for all you've done--not just for me, but for all of your students throughout the years. 頑張って‼

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
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Feb 17

AND it's a wrap... well, almost!

Update posted by Steven Douglas Herder at 03:22 pm

To all Angels for Patty,I am thrilled to say that nearly 1.8 million yen was raised in total for Joël Laurier between January 10th and February 14th. All of the money (minus service charges) has now been sent to our mutual friend, along with best wishes for him to slow. . . . .

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Feb 09

Only 5 days left to become a backer for Joël Laurier

Update posted by Steven Douglas Herder at 01:59 pm

JOEL & PATTYUp in a treeK-I-S-S-I-N-GFirst comes love, then comes marriage,Then comes Patty transplanted somewhere near JOEL'S spine areaOnly 5 days left to become a backer for Joël Laurier

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Feb 05

The Countdown has Begun... NINE days to go!

Update posted by Steven Douglas Herder at 09:26 am

Hello friends of Joel, Patty, and their very special donor,Please mark Valentine's Day 2022 on your calendar! That's the day I will wrap up the campaign, finish all of the accounting, and make plans to send all of your love to Joel.It has truly been a voyage to remember. How. . . . .

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Jan 14

Take a moment to feel good

Update posted by Steven Douglas Herder at 01:27 pm

At this point 94 of us have contributed online and another 5 have made alternative plans to send money by bank transfer or snail mail. I'm guessing that there have also been dozens of people who have tried but failed to send a donation by credit card. Due to increased. . . . .

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Jan 11

What a difference a day makes!

Update posted by Steven Douglas Herder at 10:57 am

Hello everyone,It has been 24 hours since I began the "Joel and the Kidney Bean" campaign. Your collective generosity has blown the minds of a growing number of people. It is a testament to the power of love, and just another shining example of "the power of the people" when. . . . .

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Jan 10

Joel Laurier

Update posted by Steven Douglas Herder at 07:32 am

I spoke with Joel this morning. He is positive about the kidney transplant. He is not sure about anything else at the moment. Cue friends and colleagues...Joel on January 10

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Donors & Comments

136 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
  • Thanks for all you've done--not just for me, but for all of your students throughout the years. 頑張って‼

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
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  • Liling Kurakane
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
  • I hope everything goes well and you’ll recover quickly!

¥5000.00
  • Sandra Healy
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 12, 2022
  • Brother Joel, We send you the very best of hope and love from Canada, to you and your gift of life, donor. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey, as we are truly moved by your very promising story, that is unfolding before all of us. Be well and speedy recovery for the both of you.

¥45382.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 12, 2022
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  • Mike Matsuno
  • Donated on Feb 12, 2022
  • Hi Joel, I cannot imagine what you are going through. It must be an unbelievable experience and so much worry with all the surgeries and what is yet to come. We will be praying for your successful, healthy, and quick recovery. All the best and keep the dream alive! Take care, Joel. Mike and Stella

¥10000.00
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¥1,608,983
raised of ¥1,000,000.00 goal
160% Funded
136 Donors