As many of you may know, for the past several years, my mother, Donna, has been battling a devastating disease called IGA Nephropathy. She is now in end-stage renal failure and unable to work. Although dialysis is often an option for patients in her condition, she has had two failed fistula surgeries so dialysis is likely not going to be possible. She has been told by her doctors that her best chance for a long and healthy life is to receive a kidney transplant.
My mother has been happily married for 28 years and has two children that she is very proud of. She has also been involved in animal rescues for several years. It is her hope to have the time and good health to continue being a wife, mother (and future grandmother), and give back to her community.
December 8, 2015
As some of you know I have been in the hospital lately and am going through some treatments, taking care of my kidney is my top priority and a lifelong issue. My kidney function is good but it needs a little help to stay that way. there is no better gift than the gift of health.
April 2, 2015
New Year, new changes! Some positive news is that Mom had her transplant and despite a few bumps in the road, she is doing well. Some of those bumps include rejection issues that required several expensive IV treatments and biopsies, and testing along with insurance changes. A transplant isn’t a cure and requires a lifetime of care which includes these tests and a lot of daily medications and regular check ups with a number of doctors. It’s our goal to keep this gift we’ve been given working well and for it to last as long as possible and to live fully-in order to do that, we need some help. As you can imagine, the cost of all of these treatments is mounting and will only continue to grow over time. We are grateful for your support and kind messages but ask that you remember that even though my mom has had the blessing of a transplant we still need your generous help to maintain that gift. Any amount is helpful and appreciated. Thank you for allowing her to live a full and healthy life! We have added some photos to her album to see how well she is doing thanks to all of your help.
March 17, 2015
Dearest Donna, Mark and I just read of your illness and will pray for you and the family as you go through this. We know how strong and determine you are. Our pathes crossed for a reason and as you know God has a season for everything in our lives. Hopefully we come to grow and have learned from past disgressions, ask for forgiveness, and give God the glory.
With Respect, Debbie Tornquist
September 1, 2014
You'll get through this Donna and family! If you ever need anything PLEASE DO NOT hesitate to come over and ask or call!!! <3
Your Lovely Neighbor Mercy :)
September 1, 2014
I love you Donna! You are such a strong and inspirational woman and I'm so happy to be a part of your life. :) <3