Hello, my name is Tasco O. Martin. I'm a 28 year old husband and a father to a my seven year old, Zeniyah. In June of 2015 I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure due to an autoimmune disease known as Sarcoidosis. At that time I had only 7% kidney function with no symptoms all while still working 12 hours a day to support my family.
With my kidney function rapidly decreasing I was re-admitted to the hospital couple days before thanksgiving for severe nausea and vomiting. I was released on Thanksgiving day but was re-admitted only two days later. Upon my arrival I was immediately rushed into surgery because my body was overloaded with toxins as a result of my non working kidneys. Directly after surgery I was rushed to the dialysis center to start treatment. Had I not gotten to the hospital in time my body would have gotten to a "septic" stage, causing my other organs to fail n eventually causing me to die. During surgery I had two catheters installed. One in my upper body for immediate dialysis access and one in my abdomen for peritoneal dialysis that I conduct every night. I am connected to this machine for approximately 10 hours every night.
Despite my many efforts to remain as healthy as possible I have been admitted to the hospital numerous times due to the complications of my kidney failure as well as my autoimmune disease. The approximate wait time for a kidney match (based on the two wait lists that I am on) is 5-7 years. My non working kidneys are beginning to put stress on my other organs and it is imperative that I have a transplant sooner than later. I am hoping to reach out to someone who may be an active donor.
I am hoping that someone with an O+ blood type can find it in their heart to donate a kidney to save my life. If you are interested or have any questions about the testing process please feel free to inbox me for more information. Please feel free to share this post to help me reach as many people as possible. Thank you in advance for your consideration!