Derek received his transplant in February after he and his wife participated in a kidney swap with another couple. They used HelpHOPELive funds to cover the cost of their temporary relocation, travel and lodging pre- and post-transplant.
Nov 12, 2014
As many of you know, I was scheduled for a kidney transplant in early November, when I was to receive a kidney from Cindy. We had a setback on Friday, Nov. 7; we were told by the "UC-Davis" transplant center that our operation for Nov. 10 has been canceled, due too my body developing "Anti-bodies". We did our final "Blood" work on Thursday, Nov. 6th, where they actually mixed our blood together, and the results indicated that my body would reject my wife's kidney. Why they would tell me this, at the "11th hour" is beyond me. Needless to say, we are very devastated. I will stay on the "Cadaver List" and hope for a match. Cindy and I are also considering, to be put on the "Swap/Pairing" list. I will keep you posted. Mahalo Derek