Lucy L

Lucy L

I’ve had a wild journey and I’m not done with it yet! About ten years ago, I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. In those ten years, I made sure to live life to the fullest pushing myself to make the most of every day.

I am a wife, mom, grandma, sister, and friend. My husband and I have been married for 40+ years, we have two awesome kids plus their spouses who we consider bonus kids, and we’ve been blessed with two grand daughters who are shining lights in this world.

I was told a year ago that I’d need a kidney transplant and my best chance at getting one would be a living donor. It’s not a simple ask, but I’m hopeful. My family is hopeful. We believe there is so much power in community ❤️

We are grateful for dialysis while we wait for a life saving transplant; however it’s extremely uncomfortable and it is taking me away from all the things I love to do like spending time with loved ones, traveling, enjoying the sunshine, walking Turbo (my pup), shopping, dining out.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Please visit & share my family’s social media pages:

If you are considering being a kidney donor, please reach out to me directly or contact Julie Cissell, Living Kidney Donor Clinical Coordinator at the University Health Network at 416-340-4577 or


Stouffville, Ontario

Age: 64

Blood Type: O

Current kidney function: Renal failure, on dialysis :(