Dena's Kidney Fund

My name is Dena Medwed Klein and  I have been struggling with a disease called focal segmented glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) for many years, which has caused chronic kidney failure.  I have recently been placed on the kidney transplant list,  and am currently trying to find a living kidney donor. Until I get a donor, I will be on  dialysis .
        My special-education aide salary doesn't allow for much savings, and neither does my husband's job. The money will help cover my time off work, the life-long medications that I will be taking, and the expenses that insurance won't cover (both for dialysis and when I can eventually have the transplant).  I have worked in special  education for over 15 years and want to continue  helping my students succeed.  
          In addition, if you are interested in being tested to be a match for a  kidney donation, either check my Facebook page  or go to .   I do not know exactly when dialysis will begin, but the doctors and I  are hopeful that a living donor will be available soon.  I am grateful for everyone in my life, and appreciate each and every one of you. 
          Every  day is a blessing  and I will continue to live each day to its fullest.  Thank you for being a part of my life and for all of your support.
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Dena Medwed Klein 
Plano, TX

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