Freda Randolph-Hardy desperately needs your help. Over twenty years ago, Freda was diagnosed with a medical condition known as polycystic kidney disease, or PKD. This condition is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop primarily within the kidneys. The cysts can grow very large, and severely affect the kidneys and other organs, causing cysts to develop and burst elsewhere in the body. Freda’s condition gradually has progressed, and her kidneys have started to fail once again. She received a kidney transplant in 2008, however she has rejected these kidneys and is once again facing end-stage-renal disease. Without a lifesaving kidney transplant, Freda’s time will soon run out and her kidney disease will get the best of her. Freda refuses to give in.
Over the years, Freda has learned more about her failing kidneys, and discovered PKD is passed down through families. Freda also has learned the hard way that PKD can lead to a severe condition known as a brain aneurysm. In 2006, Freda underwent emergency brain surgery as the result of an aneurysm on the right side of her brain, while waiting for a new kidney. After the surgery, keeping her blood pressure down became a challenge, as well as increasing urinary tract infections. As her condition became increasingly worse and the need for dialysis more evident, Freda was finally blessed in 2008 with the gift of life through a kidney transplant from a living donor.
December 2, 2016
Just when we had all but given up hope that Freda would ever really get another kidney, on November 3,2016 we received a call from Freda’s Transplant Coordinator at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina.
A kidney matching Freda’s needs had been identified and she was next on the waiting list. From that point on and especially throughout the n ight, the world seem to be moving so fast we could hardly keep up, but we did.
By 11pm Friday night Freda had received a new kidney and was on her way to a new life that would benefit others in the days ahead.
We thank you all for your prayers, donations and support. Please continue to help us if your circumstances allow and may the God of all comfort be with you.
September 28, 2016
Again Freda and I thank all of you for the donations you’ve made in the past. During the past 5 years that she been on Dialysis and listed on the kidney waiting list, we have lost 4 different prospective donors for one reason or another. Even though we do not have any prospective donors right now, the medical bills continue to rise as we work with Duke Hospital, UNC Hospital, VCU Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and the Vascular Institute of Virginia.
We need your help and if you know of anyone who has expressed an interest in donating one of their kidneys, please encourage them to do so.
January 2, 2016
We love you very much, but more importantly Jehovah loves you.
Jeff & Tina Bullock
October 5, 2015
Freda you are the most courageous person I know. Jehovah has sustained you and Harold through so much. Love you and continue to "fight the fine fight."
September 3, 2015
May Jehovah comfort you both, my prayers are with you. love
August 29, 2015
We love you both and pray that you reach your goal soon. Jehovah will continue to bless you and we will continue to support you.
Luis and Lynelle Perez