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TRANSPLANT IS MY LIFELINE-New Kidney New Life

After experiencing many medical traumas and struggles due to kidney failure and many years of Diabetes (type II), it is imperative I acquire a new kidney and pancreas in order to live a positively healthy life. Success of this transplant will depend on taking numerous, daily medications to prevent organ rejection (by my body). I will most likely need 3-4 medications to maintain stability.

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September 19, 2021

TRANSPLANT IS MY LIFELINE-New Kidney New Life

After experiencing many medical traumas and struggles due to kidney failure and many years of Diabetes (type II), it is imperative I acquire a new kidney and pancreas in order to live a positively healthy life. Success of this transplant will depend on taking numerous, daily medications to prevent organ rejection (by my body). I will most likely need 3-4 medications to maintain stability.

I have been living on minimal financial means (Social Security disability). Saving money has not been an option for more than 3 years that I have been disabled. In addition to medication expenses, there are/will also be medical expenses (hospital fees, physicians fees, etc..), and other unforeseen expenses that I do not know about at this time. Each medication can cost between $200-$1000 monthly even after insurance pays out.

I am a woman of deep Christian faith which gives me direction on how to live from relationships to career choices. I have always tried being productive; and having a caring spirit, despite my health struggles. I care wholeheartedly for my family, friends, and the community. Helping those in need is a lifelong commitment of mine. This is reflected in my choice of profession- working with persons with intellectual disability (for 19 years), others. I have a master’s degree in Public Service Leadership in Multicultural Human Services. I would like to return to this field (human services).

In 2017, I became ill with kidney failure so I had to cease working. My kidney failure was a result of my Diabetes which I have struggled with since my twenties. Per my kidney failure, I developed other conditions (ie, severe anemia, low blood counts) and still other debilitating diagnoses (uterine bleeding, infections, and precancerous polyp) surfaced due to or in relation to my body’s inability to manage itself. Due to the polyp, I required a hysterectomy (2019). Still other struggles include migraine disorder and diabetic retinopathy (eye disease) and neuropathy (nerve issues in my feet). My current lifeline is receiving dialysis, 3 times per week for 3.5 hours each session.

As mentioned, medications are very costly. Whilst I have Medicare insurance, I am still responsible for 20% of the cost. There can be other expenses such as weekly injections (red blood cell stimulation and vitamin D deficiency). Still, there will likely be other unforeseen expenses through the transplant process that extends much further following the transplant surgery. These barriers are complicated also by the current pandemic which has infiltrated every aspect of society namely the job market, economy, and social network. All this is said to reveal my inability to recover without financial help.

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I implore you to think of being a financial donor to help me to have success with my transplant. Please also think about being a donor for organ(s), plasma, and blood. These are lifesaving actions. I am one of the millions of people who benefit from this.

If you would like any more information, I would be happy to talk with you. This path that I have been forced to tread has given me such insight and fortitude on overcoming trauma and the human condition. I also ask for prayers for protection and guidance in my recovery towards a normal life.

My contact number is (434) 409-6013 You can leave a message or text me.

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