All tagged kidney transplant


Getting a kidney transplant has truly changed my life for the better. I am 11 months post transplant and I have not felt this good since I was a teenager! I feel a love for my wife that has been missing for a long time. We are foster parents and I am now able to be the best parent I can be for these kids. I owe everything to my wife for what she did. For the first time in a long time I feel like it is OK to plan for the future and be excited about it.


Kidney failure changed my life. I loved to play baseball but then didn't really have the energy. Now that I have a new kidney, it is a true miracle I have my energy back and my life isn’t confined to a dialysis chair 3 times a week. I can now prepare for college.


Receiving a transplant is like a second chance at life. Keeping the healthy eating to fresh everything and low sodium is one thing I took away from my dialysis diet. Now I’m out more going places, walking, exploring when I am able to. It’s my chance to live my life.


After receiving my transplant, I got a ton more energy and I am a lot calmer. I deal with stress in life way different. I can live life not worrying all of the time. I can eat differently and don’t have protein limitations. I have gained more muscle strength. Riding my mountain bike is completely different because I have less fatigue and more energy so I can ride longer.


Blake went from a very sick baby on dialysis anywhere from 12-24 hours a day, tube fed and lethargic to a happy, energetic little boy that is tube free and eats everything in site. Laurie’s labs 2 years later are exactly the same with one kidney as they were with 2 kidneys. They are both doing amazing and we are so grateful for the gift of life for our son.


Facebook was my main vehicle for sending out my story. I feel I am so fortunate that my story connected with the right individual at the right time. I was on dialysis less than 1 year and had my miracle operation on 7/17/17. I am living proof my friends, if you can create a positive out look on life, be creative, you too can find a donor. Miracles can happen when you act with purpose.