Hello friends, family, and internet world! As we near the beginning of the holiday season I have a wish to be granted. Many of you know I’ve gone through a lot since 2008 when I came down with GBS. Since then I’ve been through many ups and downs with my wife and family. In 2013 I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease, which means that my kidney’s were no longer working properly. I’ve been on dialysis ever since, going three times per week for on average four hours per day. It has prevented me from having a full-time job and some days I get really tired, worn out, and get head aches. This past week I started work up for a kidney transplant at U of MN Medical Center – Fairview in Minneapolis/St. Paul. I was surprised to hear from my team of doctors and workers up there that I should start looking for a living donor! That will be my best chance at getting a kidney transplant as waiting for a deceased donor can be a long wait and with my difficult case a living donor is a much better option.
If you are interested in learning more about being a donor please go take a look at U of MN Medical Center’s website U of MN Donor page This will be a great place to find information on transplants and organ donation. If you feel so inclined and want to start the process of possibly giving up a kidney (you only need one anyways 😏) you can start the process by going to Living Donor Page I would forever be in debt to you and would love having the chance to be able to live more of a “normal” life again!
I know that giving a kidney isn’t possible or not for everyone, but if you could PLEASE share my blog post and story on social media I’d really appreciate it.
I thank you for your time and consideration and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU in advance!