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Some of you may not know me nor my situation, so I’m sharing my story and why I have a goal to raise $85,000 through Help Hope Live.

My transplant is scheduled for February 25!! It’s been a long and arduous journey, starting from three years ago when I was put on a waitlist. Fifteen months of getting listed at multiple centers, meeting requirements, and staying current. A year-long successful search for a living donor, and the ups and downs of approvals with COVID delays.

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March 7, 2021

I had my kidney transplant surgery on February 25 at UCSF Transplant Center and it was highly successful! After 3 days in the hospital, I am now home recovering, with a daily medication regimen, (rejection and infection drugs), short walks, eating more foods including those with higher protein and phosphorous levels, and managing the pain of the incision.

My kidney creatine levels are now normal! I received a donor kidney from a 30-year old woman that is A+! Because of her strong kidney, and my excellent health overall, the results have been excellent. A true miracle!

February 25, 2021

Today is my transplant surgery!! UCSF Hospital. 4:30 pm pre-op. 7:30 pm surgery. 3 – 5 days in the hospital recuperating and managing the pain and a new medication regimen. Thank you to all who have supported me and continue to!

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Guestbook

March 29, 2021

I'm very happy for you Anita. A whole new chapter of life begins.

Bruce Sterling

March 9, 2021

A new chapter unfolds for you. Much health and happiness.

Bruce Sterling

March 8, 2021

Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Carole Hall

February 27, 2021

Heard you had a very successful transplant, Anita. Wishing you strength and a very speedy recovery! Big hugs!!

Carol and Mark Spencer

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