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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 (4)

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: www.uabmedicine.org/kidneytransplant
Again, I can’t thank you enough for your generosity that made it possible for me to have this kidney transplant!

January 22, 2019

It’s a New Year and that means I have to start a new deductible and out of pocket expense for a transplant. I’m still paying 2 hospitals from 2018 and 2017. Thanks to your generosity I have enough to cover the 2 week hotel expense for me and my caregiver after the transplant! If you can give a little — it will go a long way. A missionary once said that if many people gave just $10.00 he could build a church in Tanzania. Giving works that way. God will multiply our gifts – however small or large they are. Thank you for praying in my kidney donor! I know God honors your prayers!