A Kidney for Joey

A local mixed martial arts fighter is giving up one of his kidneys – and possibly his career for a man he met less than a month ago. Mike Miller is a 25-year-old Tampa MMA fighter with a professional record.  He’s fought MMA for six years and recently started fighting pro.
19 year old college student Joey Richman needs a kidney because of a genetic condition called Alport’s Syndrome. The syndrome has destroyed his kidneys and affected his hearing. Every day, four times a day, he administers dialysis on himself to stay alive.
Miller heard about his plight on social media and reached out to the family. The rest is history. Both men do need helping with funding.  The family is raising money to offset hospital and post-op costs for Joey and Mike. Joey will be in isolation for months after the surgery while his body adapts to his new kidney. Mike, who works on sinkholes by trade, will be out of work for a few months to recover. Here’s how you can help:

GoFundMe for Joey Richman: https://www.gofundme.com/AKidneyForJoey
GoFundMe for Mike Miller: https://www.gofundme.com/6aunghtw

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