Monday, June 6, 2011

The Search Begins Again


Kidney gift of lifeIt has been quite a tumultuous journey for Kevin and all who love & care for him during this process of finding a live kidney donor.

We’ve been taken to dizzying heights of hope and joy, followed by rapid plunges to the depths of despair.  We’re at one of those low points now, as the transplant planned from the recently approved donor, has been permanently cancelled.  I have no choice but to begin the search again for an angel who is willing and able to offer the gift of life to Kevin.

As long as there is hope that Kevin can be saved, I will continue my search for a live donor!  Wouldn’t you do the same for your loved one? 

If you’d like more information, please visit the Penn Transplant Institute website.  The fastest way to begin the live donor process is to fill out the Live Kidney Donor Referral form and then faxing to the Penn Transplant Institute

There are so many angels who have helped along the way, by simply reposting this blog link, by sharing on your websites and Facebook page, by tweeting about it, and by sharing with music on Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!  I need to ask if you could do so again, as its more critical now than ever before, that Kevin receives a new kidney!  Help me keep the hope alive!    

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

UPDATE!!! Keeping Hope Alive


HOPESince first learning that the donor had been approved for Kevin on May 20th, it has been an emotional roller coaster ride.

Initially on May 23, Kevin was told that the transplant would be on June 7th.  The next day, he was told it would be June 16th…, then on May 24th, he was told it would be on May 31st!

But on May 27th, he was informed that there one of his pre-surgical test results showed cause for concern and the transplant was cancelled.  He has an appointment on Friday June 3rd with a specialist to review these test results. It is my hope that the specialist will determine the irregularity is insignificant and that the transplant can be rescheduled quickly.

In the meantime, Kevin’s overall health declines and with these developments, it is more important than ever that he keeps a positive outlook!  We cannot lose hope!