Hi All- I feel so very blessed to be able to mark one year of a successful transplant tomorrow! Overall, I’ve been doing well, despite several complications. This past week, I had a routine one year follow-up kidney biopsy, and the doctors told me that the kidney is functioning well. Being free from dialysis this past year has allowed me to have a fuller life – something that I cannot put a price on. All of you so generously enabled me to get through this first year financially -- as a large portion of the $8,200 in expenses was met through the fund established on the HelpHOPELive website. I cannot thank you enough.
The ongoing costs of post-transplant medications and procedures are still far more than I am able to manage. If you are able to make another tax-deductible donation through the website at this time, it would really mean a lot to me. I hope that this next year will see the resolution of many of the health issues I have experienced as my kidney continues to adjust to my body. I stay optimistic that I will one day be able to return to full-time employment and pay forward all of the goodness that I have received. God bless you all and especially the family of the anonymous kidney donor whose gift changed my life.
Sep 26, 2015
Hi All, Kidney function is well thus far; praise God! Recently, lost a grant from the kidney foundation that was helping with my insurance premiums. The void leaves me with an additional $4,000 yearly expense, besides the cost of medications, which is challenging on a fixed income-teaching one class only at the college; thus the need for help. Anything that you can contribute would be greatly appreciated. If you are not in a position to donate, could you please offer a prayer for my kidney to continue to function. As always, may God bless you all for your kindness, your help and your consideration in this matter. Greg
Sep 09, 2015
hope you all are well. 2nd kidney biopsy on 9-3-15 was successful--kidney is healthy and working fine. Thanks again for all your prayers and financial support. I thank God for all of...
May 29, 2015
Hi All, Feeling much better and kidney is working well. Don't need to report back to clinic for 2 weeks. Creatinine value is down to 1.8 (normal is 1.4 or less).
God is good! Thanks to all...
May 21, 2015
Hi All, well, the kidney is at an all-time low creatinine value of 1.9 as of May 20, 2015, which indicates the function keeps progressively improving. Still having pain and abdominal discomfort,...
May 14, 2015
Had a setback which began last Friday night. Had to go to hospital for 5 days for anti-rejection treatment as my body began to reject the kidney. Treatment seems to have corrected the rejection...
May 03, 2015
Hi All, had another excellent check-up yesterday, as my creatinine dropped to 4.5 (from 7.5). Getting closer to a normal creatinine value of less than 1.5. Feeling much better as new kidney is...
Apr 29, 2015
Hi All, got another excellent check-up today at Montefiore Hospital. My creatinine dropped to 7.5 (from 8.5), and I need it to eventually drop to less than 1.5. Urine output is satisfactory. ...
Apr 27, 2015
Good afternoon prayer warriors and supporters, I had my second outpatient visit today at the Starzyl Transplant Center in Montefiore Hospital. Urine output has doubled in the past two days! The...
Apr 24, 2015
Arrived home from Montefiore Hospital last night. Now, it's just a waiting game for the 'sleeping kidney' to wake up. I have complete trust in God who has brought me so far. Thanks to all of...
Apr 21, 2015
A GOOD NEWS UPDATE! --- We are pleased to share our news that Greg received his Gift of Life - his kidney transplant - on Saturday, April 18th. Please keep him in your prayers as Greg begins the...