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Sean Needs Our Help!

Sean is a loving husband and devoted father and is in need of a kidney transplant. Until recently, he has lived a very active life style. Sean has a hereditary chronic kidney disease (polycystic kidney disease – PKD) and has recently been battling with extreme pain, antibiotic resistant cyst infections and pre-sepsis. After spending well over a month in the hospital and having his right kidney removed, his left kidney began to fail rapidly. He has been in and out of the hospital since January and continues his fight with this disease, making it difficult to work at his previous capacity.

Updates (16)

August 24, 2015

As I come up on a year (8/26/15) since Kyle gave me a kidney, I wanted to provide an update in case anyone ever checks out this page. I am doing very well. Life is getting back to normal, as I start a new full time job next week and my son returned to school after a year of home schooling. While we made up for a rotten 2014 by spending much quality time together as a family, we are excited about moving forward to a “normal” life again. We have appreciated everyone’s help and support. We can’t offer enough thanks! If things continue to go well, then I won’t really have much more to update here, but you can keep track of us through e-mail, facebook (especially Erica’s), and the usual channels. Thanks again for everything. We have appreciated it! Sean

January 4, 2015

I do not know if anyone is even still reading this page, but if so, I certainly wish everyone a healthy and happy new year. I am excited to get 2014 behind me and am looking forward to a great “new” start. I don’t want to jinx myself but honestly, I have been feeling much better. While I have had some set backs with issues related to scar tissue and bowel obstructions, my kidney is doing well. I have gained 25 pounds since August and while eating whatever I wanted was great, I now have to start watching my weight like a “normal” person. I’m not complaining though and am excited to have this as my “new” problem. I can almost walk down my street and back without assistance and can tell my strength is improving with each passing month. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. It has been helpful and rewarding!


September 1, 2014

Hey Sean! So glad to hear you got a kidney!!! And what a friend Kyle is!! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


September 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Sean! Continued prayers for you and your family! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

Robyn Garrett

September 1, 2014

Sean, Preparing for BH Section Meeting Friday and thinking of you and your being our valuable colleague. Discussing the climate, the challenges and successes will require your consultation and review once you return to us. Know that we are with you in thought..and that seat one row back to the middle is open for you!

Brenda, Denise, Laurie and the group

August 12, 2014

sending love and positive energy. Hang in there

Karen, Gabe, Evan and Abby