The time in my life has come to share, in more detail a very private matter. As some of you may know, seven years ago I was diagnosed with two liver diseases, auto-immune hepatitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). The only known cure for the PSC is a liver transplant.
I’ve spent seven long years working with my doctors to manage my symptoms through the daily use of numerous medications to remain well enough to live with my own liver. However, this last year my symptoms have increased significantly along with my need for more frequent medical intervention. This is bittersweet news. Since diagnosis, these diseases have landed me between a rock and a hard place; I have always been sick enough to require many high-dosage medications which managed my symptoms and made me appear well enough to not be considered a priority for a liver. So the bittersweet part is that, yes, this last year I’ve felt the sickest yet, but since the masking of my symptoms can’t continue I’m relieved to announce that I’ve finally been approved for a living donor transplant! For the first time since I was 17 years old, I see an end in sight for this journey.
June 15, 2017
Coach Kylie, Your Emerald City Gymnastics Family is honored to share in this fight with you. We love you to the moon and back. #KylieSTRONG
Your Redmond gym family!
April 5, 2016
All the best to you Kylie, your Sister, and your family.
April 1, 2016
God Bless the Sharp Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
R. Fred Ross
March 31, 2016
You've got this! I was a living donor 9 months ago at IMC, recipient had the same disease as you. It is amazing to see how great he looks now and how healthy he is! My thoughts and prayers are with you.