Stories of HopeKidney patients
I‘m thankful I have a chance to give back and educate about transplantation.
Since I received my new kidney, my life has been restored; and I feel that I’ve had a second chance at life.
I chose to donate to a man I never met because Jesus didn’t just die for and sacrifice himself for those in his inner circle. He died for everyone; even those who don’t know him.
Transplanted organs give you a second lease on life and allow you to breath without the constant thought of how your illness will prevent you from enjoying your time.
Since I received the gift of life for the second time, I’ve made it my purpose to give back to my community.
I will keep fighting for my life and everyone else who goes through this to help them learn to have a healthier life.
This journey has been long, hard, and rough, but I’m not sure that I would change it.
I volunteered to be evaluated and when I learned I was eligible to donate, it was truly one of the happiest moments of my life.
Thank you to all the people that made me enjoy life again, especially my unknown 20-year-old donor.
I’ve been on dialysis for about a year and 6 months on the transplant list. On August 14, I got a phone call saying they want me to come in because they found a match for me.
I had a successful transplant in December 2007. It’s been 13 years and so far so good.
Because he chose to be an organ donor, he has saved the lives of four people