My name is Katrina E. Pointer. I am a divorces mother of one. I’m active in my Church, Sorority, Lupus Support Group/Co-Founder and Facilitator, Knitting Group, Team Captain for the Annual Lupus Walk, and I Volunteer at various Performing Art Venues.
I was diagnosed with Lupus in 1979. I have had many challenges in my life that includes 4 right hip replacements (recovering now from the 4th), right ankle fusion, coma (fluid surrounding my brain), other joint pain and Lupus Nephritis. In 2000 my kidneys began going into renal failure. I was given chemotherapy for a year to slow down the deterioration. There are 5 stages of kidney disease/function and I’m in stage 4. I am actively searching for a living kidney donor.