¥1,608,983raised of ¥1,000,000.00 goal
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.
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. . . . .
Only 5 days left to become a backer for Joël LaurierUpdate 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
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. . . . .
Take a moment to feel goodUpdate 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. . . . .
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. . . . .
Joel LaurierUpdate 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