Help A Mother Save Her Son.
This is the true story of my son's birth. He spent most of his first year of life in the hospital. Today he is a little over two years old. For the most part, he is able to live at home with only occasional hospital stays. The only problem is that now he is in stage 5 renal failure. He spends ten hours a day connected to a dialysis machine. The other fourteen hours are spent taking medications, receiving injections, along with physical, occupational, and speech therapy due to his weak muscles. His father created a GoFundMe.com fund-raiser because we have been given a gift. I have been found to be a perfect match to donate Roman a kidney. I have been given the opportunity to improve my child's quality of life greatly! For the first time in Roman's life he will be able to wake up and feel normal. His stomach won't churn, causing terrible reflux and vomiting, his little legs won't cramp as he tries to stand, and he'll know what it feels like to be healthy. Please help us raise the money we need to support our family through this very tough time and become part of the community who helped save our son's life.
These are only a few pictures of our son. We wanted to show everyone that even through all the adversity and pain he deals with everyday, he is still an amazing happy individual. We want to share his happyness with all of you.
Our goal is for the transplant to take place in December. Roman still only weighs around 20 pounds right now and he needs to weigh at least 22 pounds for the surgery. Its is extremely hard for him to gain and maintain any weight because he doesn't eat by mouth and tends to vomit often. This is due to his failing kidneys and the fluctuating levels in his blood. Hopefully our son has gained enough by December. For now we are going to do whatever it takes to raise the money we need for any medical bills, household bills, and for any extra medical care Roman will need following the transplant. We will both be out of work durring this time, her recovery could take up to 3 months and my son may endure a several month stay in the hospital as well. So we need everyones help, support, and prayers.
95% of the Donations will be received by our family. 5% is taken by this site.
All of the information about the Kidney Transplant and what we are about can be found at www.aKidneyForRoman.org. More information about Roman's History, his story, links to pictures, videos and more can be found at www.RomanMorris.org. We will keep everyone who follows his page at http://www.facebook.com/RomanMorrisFightingForLife, up to date with information and fundraisers and much more. Thank you for sharing your time with our family and supporting our son.
I finally received a call from Roman's
transplant coordinator today regarding my test results. She said all of my testing has come back perfect and I'm cleared for the FINAL test which will be a CT scan with contrast dye! This is used to see all of the blood vessels connected to my kidneys, to make sure there are no surprises once they open me up. I will have this study done on Sept 16, which is also Romans next nephrology appointment. Next week I am meeting with the adult nephrologist just to get my official clearance and then all that's left is to meet the surgeon. I will have to drive to Philadelphia to meet him. Now we just need Roman to gain weight! Getting this boy is gain weight is such a difficult task. Roman also had labs drawn yesterday to see how the dialysis is working. They showed that it's not working as well as it needs to because his kidney function labs are elevated. In attempt to fix them, he now will be on dialysis for 11 hours a day instead of 10. So gaining these last couple of pounds would be a huge weight off of our shoulders :(
Love and Prayers Always for Sweet Roman, his brave Mommy ,his Wonderful Daddy and all his loved ones!!! Stay Strong and Always Believe!!! :-) ♥
Romans' father is a very special person, I hope and pray for the best for this innocent child and pray for his parents. I love you Robert, God Bless.