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Alethia (Lis) Rosario has just started her journey for a kidney and possible pancreas transplant.

Lis is a single mom who just turned 42. She has been a positive and inspiring person, even with all the roadblocks life has put in her way. At age 8, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. At age 29, she had quadruple bypass heart surgery. A year later, she became a spokesperson for WomenHeart – the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease where she inspired and educated many.

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December 24, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE, Friends & Family!! Love, joy & peace to you all!
Quick update:
I (apparently) made it thru the peritoneal placement surgery! I am so very blessed and thankful for it! However, as with how it tends to go with me…there were complications! What was meant to be same day placement surgery for the peritoneal cath turned into an urgent admission and two day stay to include a cath placement for immediate hemodialysis!

There are other little issues I’m facing at this point, but I honestly can’t even say that I’m dealing with them right now. But that’s really neither here nor there! RIGHT NOW, I’m (maybe barely) BUT STILL STANDING!!! And to b so brutally honest, it feels AMAZING to NOT be so swollen that it’s hard to even breathe!


…ok maybe it wasn’t a QUICK update lol…merry Christmas Eve ❄️

December 8, 2017

Good morning, Friends & Fam!!! I know, I know…I don’t post so much anymore! Forgive me, please!

I really do appreciate everyone’s support, thoughts, and prayers. They have gotten me through the hard days more than you know! Thank you!

As many of you know, I’m going through the long, drawn-out, and most painful process of having to get dentures in order to be considered to even get on the waiting list for a pancreas-kidney (or even. kidney) transplant. So today, I’m headed to the dentist…filled with anxiety much like the last time I went! They will be extracting 4-6 more teeth this time, giving me time to heal a bit, and then going back in to get more at a later date! This is so much more draining and complicated AND PAINFUL than I imagined!

I only wanted to update you all and THANK YOU!! As I said, it’s been all of your support, thoughts & prayers that have helped get me through. Thank YOU all so much and THANK GOD for EVERYTHING & EVERY DAY (especially the hard ones)!


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November 23, 2017

Hang tough kiddo. You have guardian angels. Mary O.

Mary Oliva

September 26, 2017

Hey Chickie!!! You got this!! Keep fighting and keep your chin up!! :)


August 2, 2017

There was a special reason God placed us in each others lives many years ago. You will always be my dearest and best friend and I promise to be there for you throughout this journey.


July 18, 2017

I wish I could do literally anything.

Your son, Angel