Brooke Andrade, a Massachusetts native who recently moved to New Hampshire, is in need of a kidney transplant. She is currently on the active list for one, but such procedures are expensive and her insurance just doesn’t cover all the expenses associated with this life-saving procedure.
After starting dialysis at the age of 19, Brooke received a living donor transplant from her sister, Michelle. After seven years it began to reject and the transplant was lost. Brooke returned to dialysis for the past 8 and a half years but the treatments are consuming much of her daily life. The effects of long term Dialysis are starting to become very apparent and more severe. Dialysis treatments are three times a week for four hours each, leaving her exhausted. An active person by nature, she has spent a good deal of her time baking and making jewelry. She longs to get her energy back to return to her passions.
November 3, 2021
Hey everyone….it’s been a long while since I posted here, bit it’s looking like a transplant will happen sooner rather than later! I want to thank everyone for helping me with this. It’s been a few years since I started this and I have had to use the funds for different medical issues that made me inactive. I have had about 6 surgeries since the last update and now will hopefully be re activated ina few weeks. I am going to need a place to stay close to the hospital, so I am trying to raise funds for an Air Bnb that’s close to BWH. Its a bit pricey but the recovery period is so important and I’ve been through it before so this really isy best option if I can swing it. If you can help or share , it would be greatly appreciated. Il be updating things a lot more the next week to catch everyone up on what’s happened since the last post!!
October 2, 2015
Well, things have been pretty crazy medically again. My arm has been having some clotting issues so it has been on and off and on again with bloodthinners. There is a narrowing in my access that is making it very easily clotted. Back on the blood thinners to see if the clot resolves itself in the next few weeks. My energy has been low and the depression is starting to bang on my door again as it does everytime this time of year. I’m trying to find someone who is good at keeping up on social media like this because I certainly do suck at it most of the time. Everyone who has helped and continues to help me in even the smallest ways( Miss Vonne Bittercup I’m looking at you and Nina and Ryan. You guys seriously kick ass. And this one chick at my dialysis clinic who is also a patient is cool as fuck too. She needs a kidney too. Fuck. I wanna find her one too because she is so fucking awesome…
November 28, 2021
Via Jimmi Walsh. He really liked the rum cake I brought him. Luff yew lady.
November 5, 2021
I love you SO much. More coming as soon as I can. Eyes are still leaking from the news that you're active again! WOOHOOOO!!!!
November 5, 2021
LETS GET YOU A KIDNEY, DUDE!! You got this
November 5, 2021
Hello, Brooke I will be praying for you to get your Kidney. My name is Joanna McCray and I received my Kidney Transplant now in my third year. God's timing is perfect! Helphopelive is an Amazing fundraiser so glad you chose them, when I needed to raise funds for everything that was needed in the process they were there for me. Be Blessed.