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National Kidney Foundation of Arizona's Fundraiser:

Dr. Jaya Raj

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THE STORY:

 Jaya is a New York City girl who was born in New York, New York and spent her childhood in upstate New York. Some of her favorite childhood memories are of going to see Broadway musicals or the New York City Ballet. Although she trained in ballet and performed through high school, she hung up her pointe shoes in college to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, where she met her husband, Tom Gillespie. She stayed at Columbia to complete her residency in Internal Medicine and then moved to Arizona in 1998, where she and Tom have lived and practiced medicine ever since. Together, they are the proud parents of Maria Claire Gillespie, who is 10 years old. 

Jaya is a Professor of Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine and the Program Director of the Creighton University Internal Medicine Residency Program in Phoenix. She currently practices at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center, where she cares for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, many of whom are uninsured and without resources. She is honored to be dancing in this year’s “Dancing with the Stars” event for the National Kidney Foundation, so that she can help raise money and awareness of the needs of patients with kidney disease in Arizona.   

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$30,910

MONEY RAISED
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  • Hospice of the Valley

    $100

  • Thomas Gillespie

    $500

  • Dignity Health

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Dignity Health Medical Group

    $2,500

  • Arizona Pulmonary Specialists, Ltd

    $500

  • Creighton Medical School

    $5,000

  • Arizona Chest and Sleep

    $1,000

  • Kelly Cottier

    $50

  • Carrillo Family

    $100

  • Monica Mircescu

    $100

  • Ronald Gagliano

    $100

  • Samer and Basil Hamadeh

    $200

  • Katie and James Spivey

    $1,000

  • Lew Gildred and Karrah Lompa

    $100

  • Jim Mankin

    $100

  • Jerry and Steve

    $100

  • Marvi Anwar

     

  • Tam Chu

    $100

  • Laura Mejia

    $100

  • Binh & Tuyet Duong

    $200

  • marc eisenberg

    $100

  • Southwest Kidney Institute

    $1,000

  • kariappa appachu

    $100

  • Sandra and Brian Yuh

    $100

  • Kevin and Mary McGeever

    $300

  • Peter and Christine Koranyi

    $100

  • Dave Ramezzano

    $100

  • Bill Cance

    $100

  • Paul Nicosia

    $100

  • Dr. Veronica Pangan

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Village Health Clubs & Spa - InKind Donation

    $300

  • Charlotte Gallyer

    $10

  • Lou & Linda Russo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Mike and Beth Miller

    $200

  • Dignity Health

    $1,000

  • Hopper Finishes

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • P.Maranian/G. Ovanessoff

    $300

  • Adam and Heather Balzer

    $200

  • Steve & Joni (Saquilayan) Malina

    $300

  • Kevin and Mary McGeever

    $200

  • Monica Rodriguez

    $200

  • Josh and Randi Snell

    $200

  • Stacey and Corey Carrillo

    $100

  • Dr. Sanchin and Nina Desai

    $200

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The Team: $30,910 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Dr. Sanchin and Nina Desai

Dr. Sanchin and Nina Desai

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Stacey and Corey Carrillo

Stacey and Corey Carrillo

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Josh and Randi Snell

Josh and Randi Snell

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Monica Rodriguez

Monica Rodriguez

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Kevin and Mary McGeever

Kevin and Mary McGeever

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Steve & Joni (Saquilayan) Malina

Steve & Joni (Saquilayan) Malina

DONATION: $300

Good luck, Dr. Raj! 1 year ago

Adam and Heather Balzer

Adam and Heather Balzer

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

P.Maranian/G. Ovanessoff

P.Maranian/G. Ovanessoff

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Hopper Finishes

Hopper Finishes

In loving memory of Glenna Shapiro 1 year ago