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Dear Friends, Family and Community,

Our mother, Barbara Skinner suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). She received a life changing Kidney transplant surgery on Friday August 28, 2015 around 6:45AM. The donor was a deceased donor. The family of the 5yr old little boy that she received the kidney from must one day know the gratitude we feel to them for saving our mother’s life.

Updates (7)

November 8, 2015

I am now ten weeks post transplant. I have been recovering well and my new kidney is working like a champ. It has been a little more challenging to tolerate the anti rejection medications than I had expected, but I think it is getting better now. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity for a normal life when I get past these first few months. I love to be with people so much that it is hard to be isolated, but I am making it. My biweekly visits to the transplant clinic for blood work is almost the extent of my social life. I look forward to going back to work as soon as I am able.

September 26, 2015

I can hardly believe my transplant was four weeks ago today. I have been released by my transplant surgeon to be seen by Dr. Yang, my transplant nephrologist and my transplant team. My visits to the transplant center continue to be Monday and Thursday mornings for blood draws to make sure the anti-rejection drugs I am taking are keeping the kidney safe inside me. Overall, the team could not be more pleased with my progress and the apparent success of the transplant. I am trying to be patient with the affects of the medication and the time it takes to recover.


September 2, 2015

Your North Dakota family cheerleaders are cheering you on with love and prayers.

Deb and Bob Dolajak

September 2, 2015

So happy that you are doing so well after the transplant. I will continue to pray for you. God is so good.

Geraldine Morris

August 2, 2015

We Love and Miss you Mom/Grandmom!

Stephanie, Greg, Logan and Morgan