Have you ever really wanted to make a difference?

Do You Know Larry?

Our Team

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Our amazing team of Champions are Family and Friends committed to helping Larry and others that are in dire need of finding just 1 Kidney. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? You can Volunteer to be a Champion to Help find that Kidney Larry needs so urgently.  

Champions for Larry needs your help to spread the word! Do you belong to a club, organization, church, etc. ? Do you use Facebook? Own a business? 

If so, you can help by sharing our story!

Call the Kidney4Larry.org hotline at (215)469-1650‬  to volunteer today!

Or connect with us on Facebook!

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Meet Larry Schwalb

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Our Friend Larry Schwalb has always been an Energetic, Hardworking, Family oriented guy.  Unfortunately, he developed Type 1 Diabetes since childhood which has caused kidney failure. He urgently needs a kidney transplant in order to avoid dialysis and allow him to continue giving back to the community.

Born and Raised in Philadelphia by Loving Folks that Survived the Holocaust.

At a young age, Larry met a famous Magician and developed a lifelong interest in Magic.  He studied the art of magic and became well known as a professional magician, performing all over the world. Larry is very well known in the Philadelphia community. While studying at Temple University, he began working as a Security Engineer. Today he is the Key Engineer for The Philadelphia Museum of Art and other important Institutions around Philly.  He is a Pop-Pop, Fiancé, Kind Boss, and Loving Friend.

Our Mission

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We are focused on finding a Living Kidney Donor for Larry to save his Life. This positive effort can only be accomplished if one person steps up to be tested to see if they are compatible with Larry. Our Champions are tirelessly passionate and volunteer to spread the message to provide Larry the Gift of Life. Their momentum is fueled by the simple idea that Larry only needs 1 Kidney donated by 1 Donor to Live on. This goal is in sight and achievable. Can you be that 1 Hero?

Living Kidney Donor Application

Did you ever think about being a Kidney Donor? Below is your Chance to be a part of something Bigger. 

Living Kidney Donor Application (pdf)

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Sign up to be a Volunteer Champion for Larry. Better yet Be a Donor and Give Larry The Gift of Life! Be a Living Kidney Donor Today.

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FAQS

 

Donating a kidney requires careful consideration of risks and benefits. Thank you for taking the first step to see if it is right for you.

For more information about being a Living Kidney Donor please reference these useful links:

1. What is living donation?

 Living donation takes place when a living person donates an organ (or part of an organ) for transplantation to another person. Thanks to improved medications, a genetic link between the donor and recipient is no longer required to ensure a successful transplant. (1)

2. Why living donation?

A Kidney transplanted from a living donor are much more likely to result in better outcomes for the recipient. Additionally, wait times for transplantation can be substantially reduced, from many years to a year or less. Thirteen people die each day while waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. This a non profit who’s goal is to find Larry a Living Kidney Donor.

3. Who can donate?

 Any healthy adult can be considered! 

4. How do I know if I am a candidate?

 The best way to determine if you are a candidate is to call the Kidney 4 Larry Donor Hotline at (215) 469-1650 to have your questions answered and participate in an initial screening. After that, there is a medical questionnaire and phone interview with the transplant center. If you are selected to move forward, there will be medical testing and reviews that take just a few months to complete. 

5. How much does it cost me if I donate? Who pays?

All medical expenses are covered by Larry’s Health Insurance.

6. What can I expect if I donate?

Most donated kidneys are removed using Laparoscopy through small little incisions. Typically, a donor spends two days in the hospital, and will have an additional four to six weeks of recovery time. (3)   When one kidney is removed, the remaining kidney will increase in capacity to compensate. Studies show that total kidney function returns to roughly 70% within 10 to 11 days, and about 70 to 80% at long term follow-up. Donors will also have a scar from the donor operation. (4) 

7. What are the risks?

As with any surgical procedure, there are usual short-term risks of infection, anesthesia, etc. While the amount of research into the long-term risks of kidney donation is limited, most studies suggest that you can live a normal, healthy life with one kidney. (4) We recommend that you fully research all of the benefits and risks yourself. 

YOUR SUPPORT CAN HELP OUR HOMETOWN PHILLY BOY lARRY!