Her kidneys had completely shut down and her body was ravaged with life-threatening bacteria. (Looking back, she was days away from death’s door.)
Luckily, we found the right doctor at our local hospital and was put on dialysis immediately.
But as any kidney patient knows…
This is where the hard work starts.
While dialysis keeps you alive, it doesn’t come without a cost. Almost every night her legs would “catch on fire” and to find relief she would pace the room. Sometimes for hours. On numerous occasions, she would fall asleep standing up and crash into the floor.
This went on for 5 years.
The silver lining is…She received a new organ in the spring of 2023. And her life has gone from despair to feeling like a normal person again.
So I understand kidney issues intimately.
And this is why I’m so passionate about helping those in need. Because I know how much of an impact feeling even a tiny bit better can make on your everyday life.