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My name is Brian Lane. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 11, 33 years ago. Growing up with this condition has always been difficult and I have always thought I was doing enough of the right things to have no worries. I essentially wanted to be as normal as everyone else around me and treated my life as such. My mistake in all this was not acknowledging how serious this condition would become if not treated and handled with more care.

Now, over the last few years, I have been dealing with a pretty significant decrease in my Kidney functions and have now been diagnosed with Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Eventually, in the next few short years, it will go into Stage 5 and End Stage Renal failure. My treatment options are limited to dialysis treatments or a Kidney Transplant. Getting regular dialysis treatments, usually three times a week for four hours at a time, will help my kidneys do their job and keep me alive for a while. But a transplant would offer me more freedom and the ability to live a longer, healthier, more normal life. With that, my doctors have put me on the Kidney-Pancreas transplant list through the Virginia Mason Hospital of Seattle, WA. When I receive a match from a donor and have the surgery, I will then have to remain in the hospital for at least a full week. Upon discharge from the hospital, I will have to remain in the Seattle area near the hospital for at least 2 months as the doctors will have to be in close contact with me to make sure my body is recovering and not rejecting the new organs.

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June 23, 2021

Starting PD dialysis soon. Just had the catheter placement surgery. Hoping to get the transplant call by end of year or early next year. I still have a positive attitude about all of this, I’m staying strong

November 20, 2020

2020 has been a tough year for everyone! I’ve taken a break away from the fundraising most of the year as I just didn’t feel right about it while everyone has had their own issues to deal with. I know this year isn’t over, but my Transplant doesn’t get delayed like movies do, so with that…I really need to start focusing on this fundraiser again. I thank everyone who donated, shared and showed support over the last couple years. If you can help by sharing again or creating your own Facebook fundraiser in honor of me to help spread the word, that would be much appreciated. I hope everyone is doing well and I love you all!

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August 23, 2021

Wishing you much love and success on this journey and praying for you, brother!

Brian McKee

June 26, 2021

Keeping you in my prayers as always.

Gae Linfoot

June 26, 2021

A prayer for you, Brian May you receive your transplant soon. Linda

Linda Palmer

June 23, 2021

Hang in there Trisquit! You’ve got this!

David Genson