Update on #KidneyforMike

We want to share a quick update regarding our search for a living donor kidney match for my father.

First, we want to take a moment to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of support, concern, and generosity extended to us, from sharing our urgent request on social media platforms to sending e-mails of encouragement and much, much more.

We have been taken aback by the willingness of so many people to consider donating a kidney, and by the absolutely amazing response our request generated. Feeling so much support has been an unexpected blessing in all of this. Truly, it is overwhelming. I know my father is incredibly emotional about it and humbled by it—we all are.

While we have not solidified a donor, we remain cautiously hopeful and optimistic we will find one soon, and we are extremely fortunate to have so many people willing to consider doing this. His condition has deteriorated more rapidly than we anticipated so in the interim, he will start peritoneal dialysis as a bridge to transplant.

This whole process takes a long time and inevitably includes setbacks and challenges. We will continue to update you as we can, and we ask for your continued good thoughts and prayers.

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2 thoughts on “Update on #KidneyforMike

  1. My husband DeWayne is currently on Peritoneal Dialysis. He has been on the transplant list at UAB for 1-1/2 years. We are actually going this next week to try to get listed at Vanderbilt. Not very familiar with the living donor search. He had a sister that was a match but for whatever reason she failed to follow through with the rest of the process. My prayers are with you and our family that you will find a match very soon.

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