Linsay Ford is 24, grew up in Tonawanda, and graduated from Sweet Home High School. She loves participating in Special Olympics, and to all of those who know Lin, she is just extra special. She has danced at Carmarie’s Dance Studio with special friends and is very active in CAPS (Challenged Athletes Participating in Sports). Linsay especially enjoys baseball.
Linsay needs a kidney transplant. She was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis when she was a baby. It’s a rare genetic disease that affects the major organs particularly her kidneys and brain. Linsay underwent a planned nephrectomy removing an enlarged, under functioning kidney in December of 2014. Sadly, just a month later, Linsay needed an emergency, second nephrostomy, to remove her other kidney. She has been on dialysis ever since. A kidney transplant was delayed because a brain tumor grew dangerously close to the main ventricle. The tumor was removed in July. After a rough recovery, Linsay is ready to move
forward and have a kidney transplant from one of her siblings!
May 24, 2017
Hi Linsay! I heard your surgery was a success! So happy for you and I hope you have a quick recovery!
Mrs. Smead ( Rindfleisch)
March 10, 2017
So happy to hear your home from surgery and well on the road to recovery:) We are praying for continued blessings on you and the Ford Family!!
Love, Strassel Party of Five
March 8, 2017
Sending prayers and love to you and your family for a successful recovery! The Meaney Family (Friends of Jo D)
March 8, 2017
Thanking God for the many blessings he has for our family,especially the gift of a beautiful kidney for Linsay.Thanks to all for your prayers,support and love
Mary and Duane