Angela is fighting for her life.
She needs a transplant and funds to stay alive.
You can help.
Please donate to help Angela Clemente
Note: All funds go directly to Angela
Clemente. No funds go to HCC or TMIT.
Angela has many expenses that the insurance is not paying, such as:
Prescriptions that are currently not paid for by insurance
Medical transportation needs (gas, parking, and tolls to the transplant center, which is three hours away from her home)
Co-pays on medications
Supplements that are not covered by insurance but are needed for a lifetime because of severe malabsorption
Evaluation to be listed in two additional regions to better her chances of survival, per transplant physicians
"I've known Angela for some time. She's one of the most dedicated and loyal people I've ever known. She was absolutely devoted and relentless in her work for a very dear friend of mine. I hope we can all be as devoted in our help for Angela in her time of need".
Sincerely, James Caan
Angela Clemente Bio:
has 20 years' experience in anatomical pathology and clinical laboratory work, and as an emergency room medical-surgical technician. She began her career in the medical field at the entry level of phlebotomy, then worked her way up to procuring, processing, and testing forensic evidence in crimes and acute-care hospital settings. This included drug samples related to vehicular homicides; DNA swabbing for legal paternity testing; and handling rape kits as well as other evidence from crimes that were still maintained on or within the patient’s body. Also during this time she worked on a special project for Laboratory Risk Management related to contamination of blood cultures.
In 1998, Angela gave birth to a child with severe disabilities, requiring her to attend to his needs on a 24-hour basis and forcing her to work from home. This posed significant problems for her as a single mother, so she made a career change, working as a forensic intelligence analyst and congressional consultant. In this capacity, she worked in diverse environments that deal with a range of different issues of key cryptologic significance. This area of expertise is highly specialized and includes sophisticated collection, research, and analysis of classified and open-source information. She applies new techniques to solve analytic problems; signal trends of targets; and assess intelligence that can help predict the likely course of action of a specified target or targeted group. Clemente is most notable for her forensic work which led authorities to the recovery of hidden explosives at the home of Terry Nichols (convicted accomplice with Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing). Her work has been identified in several federal opinions of significance and has been recognized widely within the congressional offices in Washington, DC, and the White House.
In 2009, Angela became very ill after a surgery, and one year later she was diagnosed with cryptogenic cirrhosis, which requires a liver transplant. She is currently "listed" at the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City awaiting transplant. Angela is the primary caretaker of her disabled child, and she also has custody of her 46-year-old brother, who suffers from a dual diagnosis of mental retardation and autism. As a patient on the other end of the hospital system, she has had significant challenges navigating through complex medical problems; insurance deficiencies; problematic medical information sharing; Medicare denials of essential prescription needs; Medicaid-provided transportation problems; and falling into both prominent and rare "cracks or deficiencies" in the system which prevent her from obtaining the lifesaving transplant surgery necessary to prevent her early demise. Angela is currently fighting for her life in every aspect.