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Feb 8, 2016 · Dialysis Patient Stays Active, Sets New Life Goals While Awaiting a Kidney Transplant

Hi my name is Joseph. 6 years ago i stepped into a whole new world of struggle and i took guardianship of my disabled mother who has now been takin dialysis 3x a week for 16 years. She’s had 5 strokes… Broke just bout every bone in her body and had some many surgeries i literally cannot count. Yet none o f these have stopped her Will to live. In moms case she was giving dialysis and the 70% at 5 years. That was back in 1999 when she was diagnosed. I was a trouble teen and ended up in foster homes for most of this until 6 years ago. My mamma is the most incredible strongest unselfish amazing woman whom I’ve grown to admire. She deserves so much more and hates waking up every Mon. Tue. And Wed at 3:30am for treatment but continues to fight instead of fold. Im not familiar with the steps i need to take to try and give her one of my kidneys. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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