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Let me take a moment to thank you. If you are reading this letter, it means that you have taken the time out of your life to share with someone that needs your help. That means that you are honestly a good and caring person.

I would like to introduce myself to you. I am a 39 year old wife and mother of two. I work for the local Sheriff’s office and am a photography student. I enjoy camping during the summers, spending time with my family and friends. I am a cancer survivor: Hodgkin’s Disease.

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November 28, 2023

It has been just over 3 months since we learned that I am in need of a new kidney and there have been a lot ochanges already.

In late October we found out we had Covid, again, for the 3rd time. My body took it really hard, and I have still not fully recovered from it.

The impact that my CKD has made on my red blood cell production has been the most difficult to deal with. With anemia comes a lot of extra tiredness and loss of strength. Stephen has been my rock in supporting me and keeping me going. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday he went out and purchased me a new wheelchair, which allows me to be able and go out shopping and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holidays. It is also a big convenience when I am trying to get Laundry from one room to another.

I would like to thank all those that have donated to my medical fund so far. We are grateful for all the support we have recieved. Since today is Giving Tuesday, I thought I would share a little update and ask everyone to share my message. You can help myself and give hope to thousands of others by showing financial help in our health journeys, or by contacting one of the many transplant facilities, like Cedars-Sinai Kidney Transplant Center, and register to be a living organ donor.

Wishing you all a safe and healthy holiday season and a happy new year.

August 24, 2023

One more test, One step closer

The process that leads to transplant requires so much time and scheduling, but we do whatever is necessary to get us to that goal. I am so thankful that my husband is always there to support me on days like today. His love and support, and the love of my family, are the things that give me the courage to go through this process.

Today’s adventure included a cardiac stress test. Fun, right? Before my heart transplant the idea of a stress test really wasn’t stressful to me. Get pictures, walk on a treadmill, get more pictures. It never really gave me any anxiety. There is a completely different feeling about chemical stress tests. Maybe it’s just that I don’t like feeling in control. I start feeling stressed days before the test. The feeling of a racing heart, shortness of breath and the fact that there is absolutely nothing I can do about it just unnerves me, right up to the very moment the nurse injects the reversal meds. Necessary evil, but I don’t like it. I should have the results in a couple days which means another clearance letter to my transplant team saying I am ready for the perfect kidney to find it’s way home.

Tomorrow is another day and another test, but is also one more day that I am blessed to have with my family.

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September 27, 2023

Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily.

Steve Grubb

Stephen Grubb

September 27, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with you Cindy!

Donna Grubb

Donna Grubb

January 24, 2011

Cindy, I pray that you have strength to keep going, to keep your spirit up, that is a strength that not even medicine can give, only God and our own stubborn will to live!!! Know that you are thought of and prayed for often! Don't ever ever give up!!!

Sharon Courtney