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On May 1, 2016, Kory and Andrea Eckerman welcomed their first daughter, Logan, to the world. When Kory was getting his TDAP shot to protect his new baby, the doctor decided to run a routine blood panel on Kory. The blood panel showed Kory’s GFR was 29 (normal is 90-120). After numerous tests and biopsies, Kory was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, a condition that damages the glomeruli inside your kidneys. Over the next two years, Kory and Andrea worked tirelessly to slow the progression with a strict diet and a long list of medications. However, shortly after the birth of their second daughter, Hayden, on February 13, 2018, Kory’s GFR had further declined, reaching a low of 15. By August 28th, he was officially listed on the kidney transplant list. He is now preparing to begin dialysis unless a compatible donor is found.

After the transplant, Kory will stay in the hospital for one week. Then he and Andrea must live in close proximity to the hospital for one month, which means they will be living three hours from home. After that, they will have rechecks twice a week for six weeks, and then once a week for a month. Consequently, Andrea will miss one month of work and Kory will miss three months of work minimum.


September 25, 2018

The Browns, and Hounds ..., Earl Too! LOVE our Vet Tech Andrea. Hoping to make their lives a bit less stress to have extra funds. Keeping your in our hearts for a donor to happen sooooooooooooooon. XO

Diana Brown

September 25, 2018

We love you guys!!

Keri Blue