PATIENTS SEEKING DONORS

Pauline M

Pauline M

This disease is something I was born with and didn’t really start to affect my health until recently. I received my diagnosis in early 2019. The majority of my symptoms relate to restrictions on everyday functions in my life, i.e. low energy, fatigue, sleep disruptions and diet. Simple everyday chores take up an enormous amount of my energy, thereby reducing any productive tasks I want to accomplish.

Unfortunately, over time, my disease has gotten worse and I am now in the position of needing dialysis or, if possible a kidney transplant before going on dialysis. I’m asking for your help and support in any way you can.

A transplant would offer me the ability to live a longer, healthier, more normal life not to mention it would give me more time to do the fun things I enjoy most, like spending time with my family and friends. I still have a lot of living to do as I have so much to live for. My family is most important in my life. I want to continue to see my kids thrive and grandkids grow. Finding a kidney for a transplant is not easy and time may not be on my side for long. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. If donating a kidney to me is something you would like to consider, I would be happy to tell you more about my story and explore the process of determining if you are a match for me.

If you are interested in learning more about how to become a kidney donor, please contact me directly or 905-522-1155, ext. 32156 or livingdonors@stjoes.ca

Brantford, ON

Age: 60

Blood Type: A+

Currently in active transplant status looking for a donor.

Reason for kidney failure: Birth defect, kidneys shrinking

Curent kidney function: Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease - imminently needing dialysis