Becky is a 44 year old wife and mother. She has struggled with Type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and has over time developed stage 3 kidney disease. In addition to Becky’s roles as wife and mother, she has been the primary support for her aging mother. Becky is in need of a life-saving kidney – pancreas transplant and needs your support in her efforts to undergo the transplant process successfully.
Becky and her husband, Robert, must temporarily relocate from their home in Rigby, Idaho for up to 6 months to be closer to the hospital for close follow-up care once a donor is available. Although Becky does have insurance, there are many other transplant related costs that will not be covered by insurance such as, relocation costs, co-pays, medication costs, clinic visits, and other living expenses during the relocation timeframe.
December 3, 2016
I’m not very good at updating things online very good. But here is one for the last little while. I’m working on getting everything needed for my transplant. Got my second set of shots last month. Kidneys are at 23% as of two weeks ago. Had oral surgery yesterday. That was fun.
September 26, 2016
Well, we went to my appointment for my psych evaluation, and everything went well. Got started on all of my immunizations. That was fun (not really). After all of that, we headed to Glendale, Arizona.
Our drive was long and windy. I came to appreciate the wind we face in Idaho. We had talked about going to the Grand Canyon, but by the time we got there it was dark. So no Canyon this trip. We made it there just before midnight. Unpacked the car and went to bed. Friday, took a tour of the campus where Michael has spent the last two years. Graduation at noon. SO PROUD OF MY SON!!!! He has grown so much since he left home. And what a huge accomplishment! We didn’t really do a lot of sightseeing. (Not really a lot to see other than highways and dirt.) But we did go to the Mesa and Phoenix Temples and spend a little time walking around. The Mesa temple had a visitors center that was pretty nice and we did spend time in there watching a couple of movies. Would highly recommend it. Saturday, Michael told us about an amusement park, but when we went over there to go, there was a food drive going on and absolutely no parking. So we didn’t get to go. It was for a good cause. So instead we took Michael to the Cracker Barrel for an early dinner. He had never been there before, so that was fun. After that we headed home. Another really long drive (in the dark). Overall, the trip was good because we got to spend a little time with Michael and on such a milestone for him. Did I mention how PROUD I am of him?
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September 20, 2016
Glad you will some fun on Michael's graduation. So glad you are able to go. Hang in there and be optimistic as much as possible. You and Robert are great people and we wish you the best!
AJ and Rob Jaques
August 12, 2016
May you be blessed with good friends, good health, and great donations (-: to help with your biils. I wish you and Robert joy, peace, and happiness. Thinking of you ...