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I’m a 39-year-old woman in need of a kidney transplant. I’m currently on dialysis & have been for the last 5 years. I travel 35 minutes from home every other day for my dialysis treatments. This process is becoming more & more difficult due to my chronic low blood pressure & failing fistula. I’m becoming very concerned that I may be running out of options for dialysis.

I am working with a plastic surgeon for skin removal surgery due to my 300 lb weight loss. This is a surgery I will need to have before a transplant because post-transplant patients are on immunosuppressive drugs which would inhibit healing. There will be an extensive recovery as this is a major surgery. This surgery must be done out of state at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. I will be recovering there which will increase my financial burden.

Updates (10)

November 30, 2017

Well I finally got a kidney!! My second chance at life has arrived!! I am so thankful for all of your support and prayers. I’m so thankful that someone out there was so selfless and gave of themselves to help me get well and finally be able to give back! Love to you all!!!

September 6, 2017

So, we finally got the good news!!! I’m on the list for a kidney!!! Thanks to all of you for your support!!!

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January 21, 2017

Praying your surgery and recovery go well, in preparation for your life saving transplant. Our family is praying for you, and happy to donate to your fund. Cecile and Claude Martin

Cecile Martin

January 21, 2017

Good luck Heather! You certainly deserve a life free from dialysis. I hope all goes well and you receive your kidney soon. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Diane & Ron

Diane & Ron Garvin