Ian Needs Your Help!
Ian Roberts is a native of Kinston North Carolina, but now resides in Greenville, North Carolina. Ian is in desperate need of a lifesaving kidney transplant. At the young age of 12, Ian was diagnosed with end-stage-renal-disease or kidney failure, and began a lengthy regimen of dialysis treatments. Since then, Ian underwent two successful kidney transplants; in 1986 while a sophomore in high school, and in 2004, 8 months before he would marry the love of his life, Cathy Brown. Unfortunately, Ian needs yet another kidney transplant, as he underwent surgery for an aortic valve replacement in 2014. While the surgery was a success, Ian’s transplanted kidney could not withstand the stress of the surgery and Ian once again had to return to dialysis after 10 years. Ian is now waiting for a new kidney, and although this can be a long process, he knows the benefits of a new kidney will enable him the freedom to get back to the things he loves, to work full time and to travel again with his wife.