Hello to all, This is long overdue and I apologize. We are home with only bi-weekly visits to Portland for needed checkups. I am able to do my weekly labs in Grants Pass. Results from my first biopsy showed that there are no signs of rejection - huge relief! My kidney team is extremely pleased with my progress; from day one my kidney has been working 100% and I plan on keeping it that way.
It is time that I express my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone for all of your positive thoughts and prayers and also for your generous donations. This support has been the key to my recovery, I believe. I plan on taking the very best care of myself, which in turn will be taking care of my new kidney as well. I will keep you all informed of our progress.
To be continued... for now, Matt and I want to sincerely thank you all again for your continued support and for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
Feb 06, 2018
Hello hello. Matt and Rachelle's friend, Cinthia, posting an update. First, thank you all so very much. This has been an incredible experience for any friend, to help another with such a process. And the gift itself... it is tremendous.
So Rachelle has been very busy post-transplant. There were, and still are, lots of doctors, appointments and monitoring. Levels must be monitored very very closely. All seems to be going fantastically and the doctors etc, in a word, are thrilled with Rachelle's progress.
Rachelle will tell you more in a very short but she too is thrilled... grateful and HEALTHY too. xoxo to All.
Dec 26, 2017
Rachelle and Matt wish you ALL a joyous holiday season. They are both thrilled with their Christmas miracle. : )))
Dec 21, 2017
"Each day Rachelle Price Gunderson surpasses the doctors' expectations and is a model transplant recipient. Of course, there are the normal adjustments her body makes now that it has a healthy...
Dec 11, 2017
"It's with great pleasure I can announce to you all that Rachelle Price Gunderson is coming through her transplant with flying colors. It's really going well so far. So continue keeping her in your...
Dec 07, 2017
As of today, 7 December, from Matt: "Surgeon said everything went well with Rachelle. She will be in ICO for a few days then another few days in General at Good Samaritan. We don't know yet if...
Dec 03, 2017
Hi all! Here is a more recent picture of Matt and I. Always happy and we are so looking forward to a life of great health. Thank you, all!
Dec 02, 2017
Matt and I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to donate and/or share on my behalf ESPECIALLY when much of our community (Sonoma and Napa Counties) has been ravaged by fire. Our hearts...
Nov 27, 2017
Thanksgiving and come and gone. It is one that sees me extra grateful - I am SO excited about receiving my new kidney.
Free of dialysis. Being able to drink ice cold water when I want. Taking...