Please Help Save my Dad!
My father, Greg Gottesman, was diagnosed with type-II diabetes at the young age of thirty-two. At first, his vision slowly worsened and he had to temporarily withdraw from his education to receive a degree in Culinary Arts. By 2011, my father was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure. It was then that he had to start peritoneal dialysis but it was in 2015 that the final blow came. He was diagnosed with peritonitis, an inflammation of the inner lining of the abdomen. Doctors removed the catheter from his stomach. Now he has in-center hemodialysis three days a week, for four hours each treatment. This leaves my dad with very little energy, and he has limited time to spend with my mom, myself, and our friends.