Dear Friends and Family,
Kathy is a courageous wife, mother and for the past 10 years, an employee at Hastings. For the last 15 years she has been battling with Lupus and its’ many medical complications, while also helping her husband who 10 years ago was diagnosed with MS. Kathy’s Lupus has caused her to live with deteriorating kidney function and now she is in end-stage renal failure. As a result, she is on dialysis three times a day – every day. Kathy has been told that her only chance at a healthy life is to have a kidney transplant. She is on the active transplant list at Baylor University Medical Center.
April 1, 2015
It has now been 5 weeks since my kidney transplant. I can not express the emotional and physical journey that this has been. I am so greatfull to my wonderful mom, who was also my donor. I still have a long road to recovery, and a lifetime ahead of me. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way, the emotional support was just as appreciated as the financial.
January 29, 2015
Since I started this journey two years ago, a few things have changed. In January 2014 I stopped dialysis so that I could have surgery to repair some damage done by the dialysis. The doctor later decided to see how long I could maintain on my own until a transplant could take place. By August 2014 my kidneys began to decline more.
I am fortunate enough to have a living donor, and we are scheduled to have transplant surgery on Feb 24, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
As many of you know the expenses are astronomical. All donations will help with medical and living expenses while I am off from work and recovering. Thank you for your support , it means more to me than you can ever know.
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January 30, 2015
Kathy, I have known you since you were in third grade, you were and are still my best friend, I love ya girl, prayers sent your way!
November 4, 2013
Kathy I am always here for you. You shall get thru this. Hugs
August 18, 2013
I'm always here for you sweetheart! You are on our prayer list and we are actively searching for donations for you! You come from very strong stock!! Keep your chin up and keep fighting!!
August 16, 2013
Kathy, our prayers are with you and I hope everyone is ready to share some of the blessings that you have given all of over the years.