About Patients

Jackie

Thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Jackie. Or Nana Jackie as my grandchildren call me.I am a wife, mother,nana, sister,retired Ulrasound Tech., Notary, teacher,children's story teller at church, and wearer of many other hats. When I was an Ultrasound Technologist I loved helping my patients. 16 years ago I was forced to quit work and go on disability due to a rare kidney disease, Fanconi's Syndrome. I fractured many bones while I was wa ...

Shane Oston

I am 43 years old. I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 2006. Since that time my kidneys have slowly been failing. I was placed on the kidney transplant list in June 2014. Since the southern California waiting list for kidneys is so long (8+ years), I have been actively searching for a living donor so that I might improve my chances of surviving this disease. For the past two years I have been a full-time student. I study mathematics with the ...

Jane

My name is Jane Doest and I have been battling kidney disease my entire life, but I never thought I would get to the point where I actually would need a kidney transplant. Imagine my distress when this reality finally set in. Here I was with three children, a husband who didn\'t have the courage to stay with his family and now a regiment of dialysis three times per week. I am still in shock, but I have to fight on for my kids, because what will they do wit ...

Harold

The unlikely heroes are all around us, many of whom would never consider such a title though. I often wonder if, given the circumstances, I would dart out in front of a speeding car to save somebody. This thought replays itself in my mind and yes, I envision myself having the courage to do such a thing, but somehow I doubt if this situation will ever present itself. Sharing this story with my friends, they laugh then dismiss such frivolous thoughts. But my ...

Toni

My name is Toni B. I was diagnosed with kidney failure, End Stage Renal Disease in 2008. I have been on life support, dialysis, since 2010. Currently, I am on two kidney transplantation lists. However, there are so many others on the list until more people die waiting for a cadaver donor. Therefore, I have submitted my request for a living donor. A willing person who would offer me an extension of my life by ‘sharing their spare.’ Even your considerati ...