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Joyce found out she was in stage 5 kidney failure in December of 2010 while 25 weeks pregnant with her daughter NaChelle.

One week later NaChelle was born via emergency c-section weighing in at 1lb 6oz. Then the transplant journey began. Two years later Joyce was successfully transplanted.

Updates (4)

November 30, 2020

It’s been a while since we updated. Joyce is officially on the transplant list. YAY! Because she is going to be harder to match this time, last week she was put on the national transplant list, giving her access to a much larger pool of possible donors. The pandemic has slowed down the testing process, but we are hopeful that a match is found soon.

July 24, 2019

Well everyone OU Transplant team has given us a list of to do’s to get on the list. I was allowed to begin MY blood testing process, but still not to the point of testing others yet.(they drew 17 vials of blood!! Yikes!!) These are my requirements as of right now: I must retake all of my childhood immunizations again, as I’m not immune to anything it turns out. My teeth were immensely weakened by my condition so I’m having to remove all my upper teeth and get an upper denture in place. Multiple scans and medical tests are required as well. We are halfway to our fundraising goal and we are so thankful to all of you! I love you all, even if I’ve never met you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and from my family.

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July 30, 2019

Love ya!

Russell Baggett

July 30, 2019

Glad to help an amazing person, with a great cause. Big hugs! Dave

David Grote

June 19, 2019

Now we can start testing, kiddo!

Randy Ryans

May 30, 2019

Getting there, baby girl!

Randy Ryans