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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Writer provides update on son's condition

To the Editor:

I want to thank the Northwestern Press for covering my efforts to help my son Jimmy.

Because of the picture you published Nov. 22, 2012, (For Jimmy: blink for jimmys kidney care), local community members are becoming more aware of my situation.

I was asked to send updates and although my website at has expired, the National Foundation for Transplants has set up a more permanent fundraising website for my son at

All donations raised through blink for jimmys kidney care have been transferred to this account.

Two of my three children are a part of this very serious surgery as my daughter is going to be the donor.

That is extremely emotional on the whole family and the fundraising is exhausting but very important to get through the transplant.

I thank you for your continued support as I continue to reach out to the community.


Andrea Smith

New Tripoli