Family and friends of Kaitlyn Asbury Joseph are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with her transplantation.
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February 16, 2021
Just a quick update! Since December, I’ve had 4 offers or matches for a kidney in the swap program and they’ve all been canceled for various reasons. It’s been really devastating. I started home dialysis towards beginning of January, but started having complications with my stomach port and had to switch back to doing dialysis in center with my chest port. I hate going into the clinic because it takes so much out of me. With home dialysis, I had much more energy. I decided I’m going to have a 3rd surgery for my stomach port catheter to reposition it and try home dialysis again. Hopefully 3rd times the charm!
Every time I came up in a match in the swap program, it was always the same donor for me. Well, this last surgery that was cancelled, the donor I keep matching with developed some medical complications and is no longer allowed to donate a kidney at all. So, we are back to the drawing board at finding a kidney all together. Hopefully we find one soon!
I decided to withdraw from the whole semester this spring in nursing school. I am now a whole year behind from school because of this disease. I just want to get back to my life and start living it. Thank you for all your support and for donating to me and being there for me! I truly appreciate it! Love you all, Kaitlyn
November 30, 2020
Hi everyone! Just wanted to give a quick update: I am officially listed as of September 2020 on the deceased donor list and the swap program list! I’m just waiting for the call one of these days! I’ve started dialysis in the mean time. Things got significantly worse at the end of summer and my team thought it was best to start dialysis. I’m not a fan, it sucks but I do what I gotta do! I’ll be doing home dialysis soon, I’m looking forward to that. Thank you everyone for your donations, your prayers, and your support. It really means the world to me and I can’t express how grateful and appreciative I am! Thank you thank you thank you!
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February 26, 2021
I am praying for you.
February 25, 2021
Godspeed to you, we will send all the light and love we can to you.
Matthew and Ian Dodson
February 23, 2021
Hi Kaitlyn! Hang in there, you WILL reach your goals! I am praying for you!
February 23, 2021