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Time for a new kidney!

My chronic kidney disease (CKD) has come to a critical point. Diagnosed when I was in my late 20’s with FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis), I have come to the end stage for my disease. My kidney function has continued to decline as the disease progressed and I am now at the point of needing either a kidney transplant or dialyses to survive.

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May 29, 2020

Five weeks and going strong! Both my donor (Doug Jr) and I are doing very well.

Doug Jr. returned to his duties at church two weeks ago and it continuing to heal and regain strength. He is virtually pain free now.

I am doing great. Walking 4-5 miles a day and will be returning to full-time work on Monday, June 1. All good here.

Thanks for the continued prayers and well wishes.


May 16, 2020

It has been just over 3 weeks since I receive my new kidney. Virtually pain free and my numbers indicate the kidney is working as expected and doing its job! Praise the Lord!

My last visit to the clinic (last Monday) my surgeon basically told me, “you are doing so well that this is basically a social visit.” I was released to drive around town (early) and am back to 99%+ strength. I am walking 4-5 miles a day and feeling great. I am on track to return to work in early June.

My live donor (son) is doing very well too. He is almost free of any pain, but still has days where he is tired – to be expected as he had a perfectly good kidney removed. He resumes his duties as a Pastor of Worship tomorrow and will be working full-time from this point forward again.

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April 21, 2020

Doug; we are praying for a successful procedure and a quick and painless recovery. Mike and Chris

Mike & Chris Owen

April 20, 2020

Praying that everything goes smoothly and quick recovery for both of you! Love you guys!

Amanda Brodeur

March 12, 2020

Wishing you the best brother! Prayers for you and your family.

raymond tozer

March 10, 2020

We pray that Doug’s Kidney transplant will be a success and his health will be restored so that Doug can continue to serve the Lord in holiness and wholeness! May the Lord give us His Mercy and Love to let all to see his blessings upon us!

Julia Shen