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Family and friends of Kathe Wimberly are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with kidney/pancreas transplantation.

Updates (16)

May 25, 2017

I received the call! I was discharged from the hospital–a record recovery, according to my medical team. Another record, according to my pharmacist: the fewest discharge meds she had ever seen. My healing has been amazing. Very few side effects–all very manageable. It’s all temporary and I will get through it with a smile.

While the gift of life was long-awaited and personally impactful for Kathe, her post-transplant thoughts were with the donor: “That was probably the day a family was facing the greatest heartache one can even imagine. In my eyes, they were so brave to go through such a time while also making some decisions that would forever change my life and the lives of possibly many others with their gift of organ donation. This family, though I do not know who they are, is in my thoughts and prayers daily. This family is who I think of every single night as I fall asleep. I hope to know them one day when they are ready.”

Life is grand…each and every person I know and love brings sunshine to my life. I have met many new people along my journey, each one adding new rays and brightness to my appreciative and over-flowing heart. Again, words escape me.

February 14, 2017

Duke Hospital called me with a kidney-pancreas offer. Please say prayers for the person that lost their life, and their loved ones.
We are very very early in the process. I approved the crossmatch bloodwork to start. The hospital will call back in a couple of hours with more info.

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October 8, 2013

Hi Kathe...My name is Craig Cushman and I can relate to you needing a transplant for both pancreas and kidney. If you get a chance maybe you could read my profile. I hope you are doing well if you have received your transplant and all is well....take care.

Craig Cushman/ Johnstown, Pennsylvania

October 8, 2013

You're always in my thoughts and prayers!

Tracey Stroup