Manuel Needs a Kidney

Type O Blood Kidney Donor Needed

 

Manuel Needs a Kidney

Type O Blood Kidney Donor Needed

 

Manuel Needs a Kidney

Type O Blood Kidney Donor Needed

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Manuel's Story

This is my story…
33 Years ago, I was the fortunate recipient of my sister’s kidney- a gift that allowed me to hear my daughter Bri’s graduation speech, attend the weddings of my two sons, and play with my four grandkids for countless hours. These cherished memories that I never took for granted. My kidney lasted double the amount of time compared to most. This didn’t happen by mistake. Let me tell you, I’ve never missed a single lab appointment, I don’t sit around drinking beer or smoking cigarettes, and I’m always on top of my daily medications.

Even so, I’m back fighting for my life again (that’s me, a fighter!) as my kidneys have officially failed. Unfortunately, my daily repeated dialysis treatments aren’t enough, and I’m in urgent need of another transplant from a type O living kidney donor- from someone like you since my family members are not a match.

A Poem from Bri

6 YEARS AGO
“I want to see my daughter’s high school graduation speech”, he said.

When I was 18-years old, my father was beginning to feel the effects of his previous kidney donation of 28-years at the time. The kidney was reaching its shelf-life, but my father resisted.

Stubbornly, Unyieldingly, and Tirelessly, he fought.

“We were able to revive the kidney, this is one strong donor you had here 28-years ago,” the doctor articulated.

In response to hearing this, my father smiled and said:

“I told you, I wanted to see my daughter’s graduation speech.”

​TODAY
“I want to walk my daughter down the aisle at her wedding one day”, he said.

Today, I am 25 years old, and my father’s kidney has officially failed after 33 fighting years.

Throughout his sickness, one thing has remained strong, his love for me, my siblings, and refusal to miss our life experiences.

I, too, want my dad to walk me down the aisle at my wedding.

I want to give him the opportunity to see my future children.

This can only be achieved through a living Type O Blood Kidney Donor.

Kidney Donation Info

A kidney transplantation truly is a journey, with distinct steps before, during and after the surgical procedure. Though each patient case is unique, the three key steps in the transplant process typically include patient evaluation, preparation for transplant surgery and post-surgical care.

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Donation Facts

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