This is a page for other people’s blogs including “tribute” pages and stories of donors or recipients.
Lyndsay Massey *new* – donated to a stranger – this is Lyndsay’s story
Karen Brown (updated April 2015 ) – Suddenly out of the blue Karen was told she only had 5% kidney function and would need a transplant. This is her story. Also her husband Matt tells us what life is like for him. Ella their 6 year old daughter drew a beautiful picture and wrote about her mummy.
Matthew’s story – Matthew’s account re donating one of his kidneys to his brother in 2013.
Sharon Walsh – was going to donate her kidney to her daughter’s friend’s mother. Unfortunately unexpected circumstances resulted in Sharon having to pull out from donating. A very difficult and emotional decision.
Dawn Pearce – donated to her brother, though not without its problems.
Carol Polizzi – Being overweight and high blood pressure, Carol decided to go on a diet. This diet would be the start of finding out just how ill she was. Tragically Carol passed away not long after having her transplant.
Nathanael Adams – Born with dysplastic kidneys he had a transplant as a toddler. That kidney lasted 17 years at which stage Nathanael had to go on dialysis and has now been waiting 9 years for a transplant. This is his story.
Michael (UK altruistic donor) – donated a kidney to a stranger.
Holly Shaw (UK recipient) – on dialysis for nearly four years then finally got her transplant.
Christian Brazier (UK altruistic Donor) – Christian donated his kidney altruistically. His post operation recovery did not go as smoothly as he and his family had hoped and Christian and his family still struggle to come to terms with the after effects of the donation.
Keith and Rebecca Farwell (Rebecca UK donor) – Keith unexpectedly died 2 months after receiving his wife’s kidney. Not all transplants are successful and I believe we need to know both sides – the successes and the tragic losses. As a tribute to Keith, Rebecca has written their “story”. To me it is a beautiful love story that so tragically ended well before its time.
Judy Ladd (USA carer) – looked after her husband who was on dialysis and who recently had a heart attack. (since this story was written sadly Judy’s husband died before getting a transplant)
Kamal Shah (India: 14 years on dialyis) – is on dialysis. His first transplant failed due to complications that may prevent him ever having another transplant. His years on dialysis have certainly had their ups and downs. He is a very positive person and he does not let dialysis rule his life.
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