Just a guy, needing a new kidney

This Is My Story

On June 9, 2014, I was unexpectedly diagnosed with renal failure. I say unexpectedly, because for the past six months I’d been told that the reason why I was continuously puking was because I had GERD. That started a crazy journey.

On January 20, 2015, I received the gift of life from my cousin, Alicia, who selflessly decided to be a living donor. After six+ months of dialysis, and YEARS of feeling like crap, having the new kidney was the best feeling in the world. I had energy. My wife said my color improved. I gained weight. My appetite was better. Oh, and I peed ALL. THE. TIME.

But then the BK Virus happened.

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117,208 people in the U.S. are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

Source: UNOS


Someone is added to the national transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.

On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant.

One donor can save up to 8 lives (and help dozens more).

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