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 three and a half years but the treatments are consuming much of her daily life. 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.
October 15, 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…
August 12, 2015
The nephrectomy went well. A bit sore still but definitely feeling better. Made a Kidney Hunt page on FB as well…check it out here!! www.facebook.com
June 24, 2017
LOVE YOU BROOKE
February 16, 2017
I wanted to donate a kidney to someone who needed one, but was told by my urologist I could not because I have a history of kidney stones. If there is a way around this that you know of please contact me. My blood type is O negative. My Facebook is Samantha Cook Browning.
March 14, 2016
I love you. Keep kicking ass, babe.
June 1, 2015
Hey Brooke! I know it isn't much, but I want to help in any way I can. People all too often take health for granted, and don't understand how challenging your life can be on a daily basis. Through your strength, you have taught me that each day, and each breath is a gift. I hope your benefit show is a success, and that in addition to raising money for a great cause, it acts as a great morale booster as well! <3