Family and friends of Leslie Minthorn are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation. Leslie is a 36 year old single mother of two wonderful children.
In 2009, while at a routine check up, her doctors discovered her kidneys were functioning at around fifty percent. She continued routine monitoring and a kidney friendly diet while maintaining a fairly normal life for several years. She managed to maintain family duties while also working as the Victim Witness Coordinator for the State.
November 15, 2017
Since my kidney transplant on july 16th I have been healing up and gaining energy by the day. Words could never fully express my gratitude for the donor, the surgeons and staff at UT hospital, and the love and support that friends/family and even a few strangers have shown me. May God bless each and every person who has shown me kindness and grace. I am now trying to adjust my sails and prepare myself for a new voyage. I am trying my very best to make the most of this new lease on life and enjoy as much time as possible with my kiddos.
August 1, 2017
On july 16th I was tranplanted at UT medical in Knoxville TN. I could not have ask for better care from a medical facility! They continue to be fantastic and answer all my question thoroughly. The support and love I have received makes my heart so full! I appreciate everyones help and patience as I navigate this process. My whole life has changed several times throughout this journey. Frequent trips to knoxville for labs and new meds can make for stressful days but somehow the love and support carry me through beautifully! Words will never capture the essence of jow truly grateful I am. The donations, prayers, kind words, and general support life me up daily. I love everyone that has shown me grace in my darker moments and I will never forget the compassion and support you have shown. I will continue to update you on my progress and I will always remember those folks that loved me when I was not very lovable. You are angels walking this earth disguised as humans! Thank you to everyone who has carried me this far.