This year has been flying by and so has Slate's health. He is now in tremendous pain due to dialysis reeking havoc on his body. His calcium is being pulled out of his bones which has caused his bones to now be very brittle.
Still no news on getting a transplant. We still have packets to mail out for those who are interested in learning more about becoming a donor.
Jun 17, 2015
At the age of 16 Slate became very sick. It took Doctors 4 years to figure out what was wrong, End Stage Kidney Failure. Both of his Kidneys had shut down. In June 2005 Slate receive a Kidney Transplant donated by his mother, Melody. He has since lived a happy and healthy live. In November 2014 Slate got married to the love of his life, Katie Ayres. Shortly after returning from their honeymoon Slate started to fill ill. January 10th 2015 Katie rushed Slate to the Hospital to find devastating news that his Kidney transplant had failed. He had 0% function and started Dialysis the very next day. Months later, numerous surgeries (some successful and and some not), and hundreds of costly dialysis treatments later Slate has finally been accepted for a Kidney Transplant at UF Shands in Gainesville, Fl. The end of the road is near but the transplant is just the beginning. Slate has to be on medications the rest of his life that are costly even with his insurance. Without even the transplant Slate is already responsible for over $400,000 in medical debut. During this whole process Slate was diagnosed with Lupus, which may be the answer as to why he got sick all those years ago. Slate is a humble, loving, and generous man. He hates the fact that we need to ask for help. No one knows what the future has in store for Slate but anything you can contribute will greatly help. Thank you.