It has been officially one week since the gift of a normal life was given to me by my mom. The transplanted kidney is doing excellent and it has been amazing to see the huge change in my "blood levels" from the day before surgery to now...they look like totally new levels. Mom and I are doing well, just taking it one day at time, and doing a little better each day. The out pouring of the love and support by family and friends has been a true blessing from God, and has been/is so greatly appreciated in ways that cannot be explained in words. The next six months will be filled with many doctor visits, lab work, and adjustment to all new medications and the side effects those bring. But I am looking forward to another 20+ years of health with the new kidney...and praying that it might even be more. May you feel our Father's love around you everyday. Blessings, ~ Heather
Jan 23, 2015
An Update: First a huge thank you to all who have contributed to the medical fund. The goal was reached this week. I cannot express how grateful and blessed I am to have such a supportive group of family, friends and community. Now for some even bigger news, mom received the call yesterday that she is a match and has been approved as a donor for the transplant! We are still working out all the details as to when the surgery will take place, but it is looking like possibly this spring. I will continue to post updates as I know more. I appreciate everyone’s prayers and support as I approach the time of surgery – I pray that I can remain in relatively good health and have the strength to make it through my busy season at work. In Christ’s Love -- Heather
Dec 23, 2014
December has been a difficult month with a hospital admit and then several weeks of recovering from the flu and dehydration. But God has brought healing and I am healthy and ready to celebrate the...
Dec 02, 2014
A huge thank you goes out to all who have supported my transplant fundraising campaign. I feel so bless to have your prayers of support and encouragement. As of today, the campaign has raised $4450...
Nov 19, 2014
I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support. As of right now I am still in stage 4 of renal failure with stage 5 being complete renal failure. I will try to keep everyone updated...