Natasha A. Sharp is a 29-year-old Sheridan resident who was diagnosed with Polycistic Kidney Disease in 2003. The disease is hereditary and there is no cure. On April 29th, she will be undergoing a special surgery in Denver, as she tells us.
A real go-getter, this past year has been quite difficult for Natasha, because she hasn't been able to work. She has been approved for Disability, but as of May 1st she will lose her Medicaid Insurance for one year until she becomes eligible for Medicare. Natasha is a single mother of two, and the daughter of Lisa Sayer of Sheridan and John Lacek of Gillette.
To assist her with the expenses of the surgery, the good folks at the Natural History Museum in Ranchester will be holding a fundraiser.
Cost for the hamburger/hotdog meals are $5 per family. And for another $5, you can hear Mike's lecture about the T-Rex, and enjoy looking at the fossilized rocks and minerals. Money raised will go toward her travel expenses and hotel stay.
Once she recovers from surgery, Natasha plans to work as much as she can for the museum. She also plans to learn how to make jewelry. And ultimately hopes are for the Kidney Disease Clinic to find a match to have her kidney replaced.
If you are unable to attend the fundraisers, a medical fund has been set up as follows: Natasha A. Sharp Fund, c/o Stephanie Aggers, First Federal Savings Bank, 671 Illinois Street, Sheridan, WY 82801