Dear Friends and Family of Ron Skiles,
As many of you already know, this past October we learned that Ron is in stage-4 kidney failure. The past 7 months have been a rollercoaster journey that has involved multiple hospital stays, 4 surgeries, countless doctors’ appointments, in addition to being placed on dialysis which was required to save his life. Although the dialysis is sustaining him for the moment, he has encountered many challenges with it and what he really needs is a kidney transplant. As you can imagine, we have spent many hours on our knees praying about his prognosis and we are happy to report that not only does he qualify for a kidney transplant; he also has a living donor who has volunteered to donate one of her kidneys for Ron … Praise God!!
September 15, 2016
It is with great pleasure we are updating this website to say Ron has received his new kidney!! A huge thank you first to the Lord, and then to Kendra for giving Ron a new lease on life!! She is a humble, loving and full of life woman, and we love her so much. We are so undeserving, but the Lord smiled on us and made a way! Our prayer is for the Lord to help us live in a way that honors the sacrifice that was made for us. Ron is doing excellent! Praise the the Lord! He is putting out tons of urine, and all of his labs are coming back increasingly better each time! He is pretty sore, but in great spirits! I couldn’t get to sleep last night, I just couldn’t quite praising the Lord! Kendra is feeling a little rough today, but they said to expect that. She is being strong though and not complaining much. Please continue to lift them both up in prayer. We love all of you, and thank everyone who has given money, food, prayers and encouragement along this journey we’ve been on. We truly couldn’t have done it without all of you.
August 28, 2016
For all of you who have asked us who Ron’s donor is. It has been very hard not to tell everyone, but we wanted to respect her wishes. She didn’t want all the attention on her. She is a wonderful, selfless woman. I’m sure the only reason she is revealing her name now is to give her clients notice. Her wish is the same as ours, to give God all the glory! God knew some 40 years ago that Ron would need a kidney someday. We have known Kendra’s in law’s for years. Through that connection, we use to do a Christian retreat with Jason, and Kendra when their girls were little. Can’t help but believe that God wanted us to get to know each other way back then. We can’t tell you how excited we are that Ron will be getting the gift of life from a Christian! Please keep Kendra and her family lifted up in prayer. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough. We love you Kendra Coleman!