NYPD Mom of 2 Needs Transplants
Dana is a wonderful wife to a Queens’s police officer and a great mother to two beautiful girls. Lilly, my God daughter, is two and a half and Lia is six months old.
Dana was not diagnosed properly by a Massapequa doctor when she experienced distention in her stomach after her first child. She went on to have a second baby.
After the birth of her daughter Lia, her condition and distention got much worse causing the start of kidney failure and malnutrition from her stomach being squashed to the point where she can hardly eat. She was then diagnosed with a rare disease called polycystic kidney and liver disease. It causes those organs to be covered in cysts to a point where they grow so large they compress all the other organs, causing extreme pain, malnutrition and eventually failure.
Dana is currently on the organ donor list to have a liver transplant, after her recovery, her brother who lives out of state is donating a kidney to her. Dana is a hard working real estate agent and only gets paid if she works, needless to say she will need to be in recovery for quite some time. Her family and children will need childcare, they will also have to pay for a tremendous amount of medication and have numerous medical expenses. There is also the expense to fly her brother to New York and make sure he is also taken care of also after his donation surgery.
I truly admire Dana. She has been so consumed with the “what if’s” of this situation but she keeps her head up for her family. In her house its business as usual. Dana gets up and to go to work, cooks, cleans and still tries to keep in shape in preparation for her double transplants. You would never know all she is going through by looking at her. In fact the only people who do know are the people she has confided in. She is not one to ask for help so I am taking it upon myself to make her life easier and her mind more at ease, by her knowing her family will be ok and in good hands for the time she will need to recover.
Please find it in your heart to donate to this family and if you can’t please pass on this message of love along.
I want to thank everyone who has given support, either by donating or just spreading the word. This is going to be a really hard time for my family and it means everything to me to know that while I am away they will be taken care of. I don't want my husband to worry about making ends meet while he is by my side. I love all of you and if at the very least this happened to me so that I can spread the word about this inherited disease thats enough for me. This is something I was born with, and when you have a surplus of estrogen (specifically from having children) as a female this disease exacerbates and really takes over. I am keeping strong for my kids, at the end of the day they still need their mother. I will get through this, if GOD brings you to it....he brings you through it. AGAIN, THANK YOU everyone. From the bottom of my heart.
Hey Dana! In the very short time I've known you, I've come to love who how dedicated you are as a mother, wife and friend. I wish you a speedy recovery! Sending Prayers and love your way ❤️❤️❤️
Prayers are with you for a speedy recovery..
Praying everything goes according to plan and you are on the road to recovery soon
Thank you everyone so much.