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Help Florenda get a new kidney!

Florenda Ryder is in need of a kidney transplant and needs the help of her friends, family, and community to make it happen. Transplants are life-saving but very expensive.

Updates (4)

July 22, 2018

July 13 Florenda was blessed with a new kidney! She is recovering at home and doing great. As part of the paired exchange program, I will be donating a kidney in the future. This program allowed Florenda to get a kidney years faster than expected. We are so thankful to God, family and friends, and the staff at St. Marys in Grand Rapids that made all of this possible. We look forward to a future of health for Florenda!

January 15, 2018

Here is an article explaining “paired kidney exchange”. Its something that I am doing to help Florenda get a kidney. Since I am not a match for Florenda, I am willing to donate a kidney to someone else who has a willing donor that does not match them, but they might be a match for Flor. It increases the chance and time frame for a transplant. I have done the lab work and everything looked great, so now I just need to do a stress test and ultrasound February 14. That should be it for testing. So, if you had thought about getting tested but your blood type was not O, you can still test for this program. Testing is paid for by St. Marys. I have the contact information if you are interested.


January 28, 2018

Greg and Florenda, We are praying for you. Philippians 4: 6&7 - Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Kirk Ferrin

January 18, 2018

My dear sister in Christ, I am praying for you. May the Lord encourage you daily and a kidney match be found soon. Psalm 46

Barb Duram

December 31, 2017

Heard about this opportunity from Tori VT to support and pray for you - Praying a donor will be found shortly.

- VT Family

December 31, 2017

Praying for you daily in hopes of finding a kidney. Stay strong! Everyone at Faith Baptist Church is here for you!!

Sue B.