Miriam Yarde, Former Foster Youth Battling Kidney Disease, Scheduled for Life-Saving Transplant
Last March, Miriam Yarde desperately needed a transplant. The 24-year-old University of California graduate, who spent much of her childhood in foster care, suffers from a rare condition that would have taken her life absent a new kidney.
CNN Hero Taps Online Donor Network to Support a Former Foster Youth Battling Kidney Disease
In early March, Miriam Yarde started a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 for the medical bills and living costs that will arise when she receives a life-saving kidney transplant. Less than two months later, the 24-year-old former foster youth and University of California-Berkeley graduate has almost reached her mark on the crowd-sourced fundraising page, and has boosted her goal to $20,000.
Miriam Yarde, Cal-Berkeley Grad and Former Foster Youth, Faces Kidney Transplant and Needs Your Help
With a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California-Berkeley, Miriam Yarde is studying for law school entrance exams, ready to embrace her lifelong dream. As a child, Miriam observed the power of the attorneys who represented her and her nine siblings in child welfare court proceedings, and set her sights on becoming one of those attorneys herself.
Fostering Connections to Financial Literacy
By Anna Maier When it comes to successfully implementing legislation, the devil is often in the details. That is why a Bay Area advocacy group is making sure that foster youth get the support entitled to them by the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB12.)