In 2008, at the young age of 26, Leonard Grant’s life was literally turned upside down. A young, healthy, hardworking and vibrant young man, Leonard went to the doctor because he felt “short of breath”. He was diagnosed with end-stage-renal-disease, or kidney failure, and was told in order to survive, he would need a lifesaving kidney transplant. Leonard was immediately referred for emergency dialysis, and has been receiving this time consuming and grueling treatment ever since!
A year later, in 2009, to make matters worse, Leonard’s heart began to malfunction and he was told her would need a mitral valve replacement. It was then that Leonard started to lose faith. At only 27 years-old, Leonard would spend his life undergoing dialysis, having major open-heart surgery and extensive medical treatment and care. In and out of the hospital and trying to recover from major heart surgery, Leonard was facing more than he could handle on his own.