Great News! Crystal got a healthy kidney and is recovering well. The Doctors are thrilled with her overall progress. We can't thank everyone enough for all of their support, donations, prayers and kind words. She should be back in full swing by 2018 and she is looking and feeling great! We will continue accepting donations here. These funds were always intended to help cover any prescription, doctor or equipment costs insurance won't cover (which is currently changing as we speak). We are so fortunate to have all of you in our corner. Please reach out with any questions or concerns: Steven - [email protected]
Aug 22, 2017
Some good news, but still waiting: We've completed all the steps necessary to get Crystal back to "active" status on the Donor Recipient list! As I imagine with all chronic illness/disease, there are good days and bad. Crystal has always had a fighting spirit, but more recently she has been unable to work as often as she would like due to the physical effects of dialysis and the kidney failure itself. We eagerly anticipate the call that an organ has become available and pray its a good fit/match. It will mean surgery, recovery, time off work, new meds. It won't be easy, but it truly can't come soon enough.
As always, thank every one of you that has donated, shared links, said prayers or just said a kind word. We truly appreciate everyone's kindness and certainly understand most of you have your individual struggles as well. Times are not easy & things are not cheap, which is why even a dollar or two still means a lot. Because most people do not have it to spare. They will give it out of kindness, but go without something else. Generosity. Philanthropy. Acts of kindness, even on the smallest level, can truly make a huge difference, have a huge impact on someone's current outlook, or possibly the rest of their life. That is huge. That is something we should teach, encourage and reward more. Not greed, giving. Not hate, loving. Not me, us. Not why, how.
Jul 03, 2017
Hey everyone! Just a quick update. Crystal's 2nd fistula port (right arm this round) is healing well. She's been so tough thru it all (returning to work a week after surgery.) We have an...
Oct 30, 2015
Wanted to give a quick update. A potential donor has gone through a majority of the screenings and looks like she is a good match for transplant. We are very hopeful at this stage and endlessly...
Apr 26, 2015
The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk is happening Sat. May 9th, 2015 at Knights Stadium in uptown Charlotte. Check-in at 10pm, Walk at 11pm. Walkers and volunteers can register at...