Tim Sauter to Help Raine Angelley Charlotte-area boy in need of kidney transplant to be guest of McGill Motorsports at the CARQUEST Autoparts 300 at Lowes Motor Speedway May, 27th. While many 14 year olds are out playing baseball or riding ...
Tim Sauter to Help Raine Angelley
Charlotte-area boy in need of kidney transplant to be guest of McGill Motorsports at the CARQUEST Autoparts 300 at Lowes Motor Speedway May, 27th.
While many 14 year olds are out playing baseball or riding four-wheelers with their friends, Mooresville, NC teenager Raine Angelley stays home resting, the headaches too great to enjoy a normal teen life. The pain is not from any normal headache but rather, caused by the multiple daily medications he must take to aid him in his fight against polycystic kidney disease. PKD is a disorder that causes the formation of cysts in the kidneys. Raines was born with the disorder and his kidney function is now below 20%.
Several possible kidney donors have been located but the costs associated with a transplant, hospitalization and medications are staggering. Insurance covers a large percentage of the bills but the co-pays alone are over $500.00 per month.
Lester Buildings and McGill Motorsports (#36) driver Tim Sauter heard about Raine's plight through Vic and Donna Getzloff. "Vic and Donna have been involved in motorsports for years, all the way back to Vic being Dick Trickle's crew chief for many years back in Wisconsin. They helped me for years in both ASA and the Busch series. Donna called me a few weeks ago and explained what was going on with Raine and I told her I thought we could help raise some awareness for Raine's condition."
The team will run Raine's picture on the car along with the phone number to make a donation to the Raine Angelley Fund to help offset the costs of an upcoming transplant operation. Raine along with his father will also be special guests of the McGill Motorsports team and driver Tim Sauter prior to the event Saturday evening and will get an up close tour of the garage area at the Lowes Motor Speedway.
Lester Buildings Vice President Larry Lembrich is proud to help such a cause. "When we were first approached to help out and learned about the severity of Raines condition, it was an easy decision for us to get involved. Most important is to see Raine get the medical care he needs. He's a strong young man to endure what he is going through."
Monetary donations accepted at:
Raine Angelley Fund
Triplett United Methodist Church,
838 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville, NC 28115