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As many of you may know, Pat was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and has been told that her only chance at a healthy life is to have a kidney transplant. Patricia is a single woman and a registered nurse for more than 30 years who has faced many challenges and obstacles in her life, but has always found time to assist others. She comes from a large family, and for various health reasons, none of her family members are eligible to be her living kidney donor.

Pat now needs to find a living donor – perhaps someone from her large community of friends — this is where we humans touch unconditional love. If you might be willing to share the Gift of Life with me, I urge you to contact me and have yourself tested as a potential donor. There is a person at the end of this receiving line, me, who would deeply appreciate your generosity- generosity you have within yourself, in a world where just the opposite is encouraged.


August 7, 2014

Pat, My heart is with you, and my kidney would be also if I could. I hope you are writing. With love,

janet getler

January 5, 2014

Hey Pat! I am saddened to hear about your illness. I hope you can lick this thing, and get your masters. Remember when you didn't think you could be an RN? With the help of your friends and someone with the right kidney, you can make it. Don't give up.

Cathy Luse Cockey (best friend in high school)