MAY 2018 – I am grateful to report that I received a kidney transplant on January 8, 2018. I received a deceased donor kidney and I still pray for my donor’s family often even though I do not know who they are. My mom passed away in March, so I understand the loss they must feel daily. So far, my new kidney and I are getting along well and I’m feeling much better!
NOVEMBER 2017 – I’m Wendy Watkins Boggs and I have recently been diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Due to a genetic flaw in my family tree, five out of seven siblings in my mother’s family have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and I have also inherited this condition. My kidneys have deteriorated to a point where my only treatment options are limited to either dialysis multiple times a week or a kidney transplant for survival.
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January 13, 2018
Wendy, I still remember you as one of the best advisors I’ve had throughout my education. Thank you for everything you did for me- I’m thinking of you and am more than happy to help however I can.
January 12, 2018
You are a rockstar, Wendy! Thank you so much for all of the support, advice, and encouragement.
January 8, 2018
Wendy, I was saddened to hear about your struggles but have no doubt that you will persevere! The world needs your beautiful spirit and heartwarming smile! Praying for your surgery and ongoing treatment. If you are comfortable with it, I would like to post your campaign on my Facebook page. Like you, I am also in higher education and would like to help assist you in making your goal. We are here to help!
Michelle Kelly Reeves
December 14, 2017
Wendy Boggs you are my hero! You have contribute so much wisdom, kindness, guidance and grace to so many. It our turn to give back! You are always in my thoughts and prayers....Girl, we got you!! Hugs