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My friend Judy Furness, a resident of Wolfeboro and a member of our community, is suffering from renal failure. In need of a kidney transplant, she is listed for transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital transplant program. Judy is lives with her beloved pet, Rezzie, having Pokey go to her forever home in March 2017. Both were rescued by her when they needed a home. She has always had a heart for those in need. Even in her weakened state, she seeks to serve those around her when she can. Now she is the one in need and we can all help meet this need. Transplants are life-saving but very expensive! While basic costs are covered by insurance there are many others, including transportation, and costs of a living donor.

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September 9, 2018

I met with the Tufts Medical Center Transplant team Thursday and was very impressed. I will transfer to Tufts if they accept me. It is like getting into college! They vote on me Wednesday. It was a long day for a me and my kind driver since I met with about 7 different people. We left at 820 am and left Tufts at 430. They made me aware again that the best thing would be to find a living donor, since I have 1 to 3 more years to wait for a deceased kidney donor, and it may NEVER come. Please, everyone register for when you die, hard as that is to contemplate. Go to and it only takes a few seconds online, AND it is important to tell your nearest and dearest that you have done it (and you doctors). Also please spread the word. I am resting in the goodness of the Lord and content in the present while I wait.

August 21, 2018

Slogging through. No kidney yet in sight. Someone who used to live near me suddenly came up from the South Shore of Massachusetts last week to give me encouragement. He received his kidney two years ago and is doing fine.


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