Ways to Donate

If you would like to help my family with the rising costs of medical care and the extremely expensive medical equipment that insurance does not cover (electronic liftgate for my vehicle for getting my wheelchair out or a stair lift for my home), you can donate directly to my family.  I can assure you that it will be used for medical necessities.  Just click on the "donate" button below and donate how ever much you can spare.  The link will take you to paypal.com.  You do NOT have to have a paypal account as long as you have a major debit or credit card.

You can also help our family by shopping at my store, DK Jewelry and Designs.  Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sale of mito awareness jewelry goes to UMDF.  The remainder goes to my bank account.  ;-)

If you would like to donate to one of the many wonderful Mitochondrial Disease charities, please see the links below.  They each have their own way of helping the mito community... support for patients and their caregivers and/or research for a treatment or cure.

UMDF Store   Buy t-shirts, water bottles, cook books, etc.  Proceeds go toward umdf

Donate to the umdf to help with research to find a good treatment, or even better, a cure.

Every September, the Energy for Life Walkathon raises money for UMDF for research for a treatment and/or cure.  If you'd like to donate to UMDF and it's close to Sept., please consider donating to our team for the EFL walk.  I will post every year with links to my personal and team page for the walk.
I am a very competitive person, so I always strive to be the team that raises more money than any other.  Please remember that when donating.  ;-)

MitoAction is an excellent organization that helps people living with mitochondrial disease.  Their mission is to improve quality of life for adults and children affected by mito, raise awareness internationally, provide materials to help patients manage their symptoms, and to create tools that empower patients to be advocates for themselves or their children.  Mitoaction is an EXCELLENT resource for people who have received or are in the process of receiving a diagnosis of mitochondrial disease.

Donate to MitoAction