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Cathy, age 50, is a fun-loving woman who loves the outdoors, gardening, and snow skiing, biking, and playing with her dogs, Boogie & Norman Jean and her 2 cats, Romeo & Juliet. Today, we are celebrating — Cathy received a successful kidney transplant at UC Davis Medical Center on June 13. 2011. She was the recipient of two pediatric kidneys!

It is truly a miracle that Cathy survived even this long; she was born with a renal tubular acidosis type 1 and was a very sick infant and toddler. During her teen years, her medical complications leveled off and she continued to improve and she was very athletic — having kidney disease never slowed her down. Over the years, Cathy battled chronic kidney infections and her kidneys developed stones (as the doctor put it “enough stones to pave his driveway”) and had multiple procedures to remove them. A procedure this past winter resulted in septic shock, and Cathy was hospitalized for six days.

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April 20, 2024

On Jan 11th, 2024, I lost my best friend and longtime companion Boogie. He was by myside during before, during and after my transplant in 2011 He helped me heal and gave me hope during some very dark and painful days. He was the sweetest dog and my sidekick for 15 years!

January 5, 2022

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April 10, 2013

Hi Cathy,
I made a $20.00 donation on your behalf. I hope you will see the end of the tunnel. I often think of you despite our past history with your brother and move on. I am emotional too. I am waiting for my 5 yr. clearance of cancer ! So, pls. be my fb friend :) Sandy P.S. My prayers are with you always :)

Sandy (Wright) Moore

July 19, 2011