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Hello Everyone!

I am David Ybarra I am a professional musician and music producer here in San Diego, Ca. I am also a Kidney Transplant recipient. I am so blessed to have received the gift of life. I am steadily recovering and am now looking forward to the second phase of this procedure…A Pancreas Transplant will extend the life of my donated kidney and will eliminate my diabetes altogether!

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December 9, 2015

Good Morning Everybody,

Life is amazing!
It has been over 9 months since my beautiful donor and friend Hudson gave me the gift of life. I am in good health and still visit the great team of doctors for checkups.

So now, I am now planning ahead for the second phase of this story. I am being placed on the national list for a Pancreas, thus ending my diabetes and extending the life of my kidney. I am going to need financial assistance during my recovery post transplant.

All of you that donated to my cause, I am so grateful, and now, ask to help me again. If you have anybody that may be touched by my story, please pass this link on.

God bless you all,


April 10, 2015

Hello all,
I am coming to my first month a kidney transplant recipient. It has been a unique challenge and God has been there for me the whole way. My doctors say that I am actually ahead of the game, function wise, but have some serious med related anxiety meltdowns. My Team has helped me through and for that I am grateful. I am still in a position of unemployment so if you are reading this and have any extra funds in your life, I sure could use the help. All The Best. David

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March 17, 2015

Wishing you and yours the strength to get through this challenging time! From a fellow bass-plucker, Joe

Joe Lilly

February 17, 2015

David, May our Lord bless you with his healing hands.

Gina Jacobs

February 17, 2015

Hi David! I am with the National Kidney Foundation. We have our 2015 San Diego Kidney Walk on Sunday, May 3rd. We invite your family and friends to come out and walk in celebration of your wonderful gift. We wish you a speedy recovery and a healthy life with your new kidney!

April Douglas

February 17, 2015