ALL - we've been quiet for a while as things move slowly back towards normal. We're really looking forward to spring and hoping to help someone else find a kidney donor so they can have their chance at a healthy life as well.
Our friend and neighbor, David, has been looking for a donor for ages now... he's had tremendous support and his story has really become something of a roller coaster ride. Years ago David's sister was approved as a donor and as David got closer to needing the transplant she was unexpectedly eliminated (kind of like me & Mike). In this case however, she was eliminated due to a serious (but curable) health problem. Subsequently eight potential donors stepped forward and were tested, but were eliminated one after the other. So, instead of improving his own health David's search has so far resulted in possibly saving the life of his sister and probably improving the long-term health of willing friends who have been disqualified due to previously unknown health conditions - ranging from dangerous to inconvenient, but has not helped him!
PLEASE, CONSIDER HELPING DAVID - remember that all it takes is SHARING THIS LINK WITH THE RIGHT PERSON :)
And as always, we remain grateful to all the support you've given us - we couldn't be here, trying to help someone else, if you all hadn't helped us!
With hope & gratitude - Samantha & Mike