UPDATE: All 13 of my volunteer kidney donors have been eliminated. The reasons were because of age, some smoked, their own health issues, changed their minds, or their blood did not match. My hat goes off to them as heros just the same that they stepped up and offered such an exceptional gift of life. Thank you all so much for your kindness, love, and generosity. A big hug to all of you! I am onto Plan B: I will get a Port surgerically put in my stomach on December 20,2016. Then take classes to learn about and how to do Peritoneal Dialysis at home. Then I will leave Missoula and go home to do my dialysis. I will let you all know in a couple of months as to how it works and how it is successfully going for me. I will wait till a live kidney comes available from a volunteer donor or one from the National Cadaver Donor List matches me. There are over 100,000 waiting on National List and an average of 6,000 people die each year waiting for a kidney. If anyone out there is interested in volunteering a live kidney, give me a call at 406-370-2641. I want to thank Linda Osmanson for her generosity & kindness for allowing me to live in her very comfortable home so I am able to do Dialysis at a Clinic in Missoula which is three hours from where I live. I have been with Linda & her kind family for eight months & most likely two more months before I can go home to do Peritoneal Dialysis. Thanks so much Linda! This journey would be so much more challenging without you. A big hug to you! Thanks again to all my Financial Contributors. A big hug to you! It is the Holiday Season. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy all who you love, Effie
Oct 20, 2016
Hello my Dear Friends & April, I have just returned from Spokane Sacred Heart Hospital in Washington. I was poked, prodded & tested for 2 days. My organs & heart are strong along with my body for the surgery of a Transplant. No one has ever doubted my spirit or desire. I am APPROVED for a kidney transplant! One of my volunteer donors has contacted the Transplant Team to be processed to find out if there is a match already. As soon as there is a match, the Transplant will take place as soon as possible. I thank you all! Because of your kindness, my life is possible. I appreciate and love you.
Aug 31, 2016
Hello Family & My Loving Friends, Thank you so much for reaching my first goal that helped me get back on the Active Kidney Transplant List at Spokane Sacred Heart Hospital in the State of...
Aug 19, 2016
THANK YOU to all of my thoughtful and generous donors who have helped me reach my first required fundraising goal of $10,000 to be placed on the active kidney transplant list. Now that I am...
Aug 11, 2016
Thanks to all of you that have contributed to my fund so far. I appreciate & am grateful for all of you. I am gobsmacked at the quick response & the amount in such a short time. I will be going...