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Keep Joy Alive!

Joy: a feeling of great hope and happiness. In October of 2017, I was diagnosed with stage four kidney failure. I am now waiting for a kidney transplant at UAB in Birmingham. Even so, I know there is great joy in the Lord! I am trusting Him; but need your help.

Updates (5)

January 14, 2020

January 2020 – I was just laid off from my full time job. It is a new benefits year and even on COBRA my deductible starts over along with all my usual medical expenses. The anti rejection medications for my kidney are very expensive and will not continue to be covered by Medicare D for an extended time. I am not old enough to qualify for social security. Anything you can give will be a huge help in continuing my care. I continue to have many doctor appointments and still travel to Birmingham to the UAB hospital for my continued care. I am eagerly seeking a new position but will need temporary assistance until I receive that new position! I appreciate your help!

February 25, 2019

So happy to tell you that a live donor gave me a kidney and I had a successful kidney transplant on 1/24/19 at UAB hospital! So grateful and thankful for Linda Tuggle and her incredible generosity. God has truly blessed me with new life!
If you can donate toward my expenses, that would be great. After the transplant I have exhausted all the funds that were in this account. So very grateful to all of you that gave to me, especially my co-workers and my church.
My biggest wish is that you will share the two videos on my site so more of the over 600,000 people in America that are in need of a kidney may have the same opportunity I have had. I am endeavoring to educate the public on the kidney donation process. If you choose to donate to someone – there is a recuperation process of several weeks. The actual donor has laporoscopic surgery that leaves very tiny scars (you can still wear a bikini!) and there are typically no side effects other than general surgery recuperation. The patient (recipient’s) insurance pays for all the expenses and testing for someone who donates. UAB will not allow someone to donate unless they have tested them to see if they are healthy enough to give. Please call 1-205-975-9200 at University of Alabama Birmingham and either phone them or go to the website:
Again, I can’t thank you enough for your generosity that made it possible for me to have this kidney transplant!