Our mother, Avis Delphine Sophus is 60 years old and in end stage renal disease. Over 20 years ago, she was diagnosed with systemic autoimmune disease. Now, her kidneys are only functioning at 10 percent and she is dependent on dialysis to survive. Her doctors have told us that she is in desperate need of a life-saving kidney transplant. She has also been told that she possibly will need a liver transplant in years to come. This kidney transplant is her best chance but the cost of the transplant alone can be overwhelming.
Avis is an extraordinary woman who has spent her life caring for others. Avis birthed three kids but cared for so many, from adopted nieces and grandchildren to children of no kin. For almost 40 years, Avis worked as a nurse in many capacities, giving of herself in order to aid others. It wasn’t until she became ill, ending up in the hospital and on dialysis, that her care for others ceased. Avis would like to renew her duties as a nurse, a mother, and a grandmother. A transplant will not only reclaim her life but also salvage the lives of others.
May 13, 2017
Mom received two kidneys yesterday and the surgery was a success. She is in ICU, recovering well and hopefully will be in a regular room today. I am headed there this morning. Thank you all for your kind words, prays, songs, and support. Love ya’ll!
May 13, 2017
We got the call early this morning that a kidney is available. My sister and mom are headed to the hospital this morning. Please keep us in your prayers, cross your fingers, and send as many positive vibes our way. Thanks again for all your amazing support.
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June 13, 2017
Many Prayers to you all as Avis receives her kidney. Prayers for Avis, prayers for the doctors, prayers for all the family involved.
Paula, Houston, TX
June 24, 2017
I love you mom
November 5, 2016
Sending lots of love and hugs. God has already made a way :-) I love you!!!
October 21, 2016
Hi Chasity, You are wonderful and so I know your Mom is too... Healing vibes coming your way