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Family and friends, as most of you know I’ve been on dialysis for the past nine years due to Lupus Nephritis. Throughout this time I’ve met many amazing people, have lost lots of my fellow dialysis friends, and have seen many leave dialysis due to transplantation. Through the grace of God, I was recently put on the active transplant list and very shortly after, I received the gift of life through kidney transplant. Along with the excitement and gratitude, my thoughts turn to the expense of keeping my new kidney healthy.

My struggle with kidney disease started at the age of eight when I started getting really sick and was diagnosed with lupus nephritis. At the age of ten, I felt I was starting to get better when my mother started getting ill. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost her battle within a year. Without our mother, my brother and I were separated; I went to live with my Aunt and my brother went to live with my uncle. After completing grade school and high school, I received an academic scholarship to attend ASU. In Sep 2007, I was starting to get ill again and discovered that my kidneys had failed. It didn’t stop me, I continued to go to school and graduate from ASU with a degree in Family and Human Development with an Emphasis in Child Development. I’m now doing what I love and working as a Teacher at a Montessori school and I look forward to continuing living, learning, and teaching after transplant, but I need your help because transplants are very expensive.

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January 22, 2018

It cut my previous message off. I love you cousin and I pray that you get everything that you are asking for. I miss you guys. I actually stopped by uncle's a couple of months back and was going to knock on the door, but it was too many cars outside so I was scared LOL. I'm still at the same place so you guys can always visit and I will attempt to visit you guys really soon. I love you. Tell everyone I love them. You should still have my number my number never changed.

Lesley Aranda-Wyatt

January 22, 2018

Hey cousin I haven't seen you all in awhile

Lesley Aranda-Wyatt

March 11, 2016

It was really cool running into you. I will always cherish our baller days and I am happy to hear the transplant went well. It is nice to hear about what happened after our school days. I am so proud of all your endevours. Praying for the best! Take care Blessy. I will see you around :).

Darlene

March 11, 2016

From PUD to El Parque, from Tijuana to Last Chance... 13 years of friendship and you have always taught me to always take life in stride and to always be grateful. I am so happy for you amorphous! Here's to many more years of kare kare and bargain shopping. Love you!

Lindsay