Kidney For David (#K4D) [Transplant & Meds Fund]

*Donations are never expected, but we very much appreciate them. We cannot refund any donations*

((Updated Sept. 2020))

A. Save David and the World".
(*More info below in section “A” on how you can be involved)

B. Weight Loss Partners - Join me, or challenge me through my journey to meet my transplant weight goal.
(*More info below in section “B” on how you can be involved)

C. Join my Support Team [Prescription Cost & Moral]
(*More info below in section “B” on how you can be involved)

#K4D, the story --- Our journey to Kidney Transplant started October 2009 when an unexpected visit to the Emergency room, led to specialist giving David "2 weeks to live" if emergency dialysis treatments did not start immediately. It's safe to say that we wasted no time gathering information about all the treatment options available, lifestyle changes that needed to happen, and even applying to for the transplant list at our local Las Vegas - University Medical Transplant Center (UMC). 

For the next 10 or so years, David has been living a second life surrounded by doctors and dialysis.

Chasing down hurdle after hurdle, with so many unwanted but necessary situations (i.e. surgeries and other dialysis treatment options, there we stood (7/31/2019), we've finally seen hope inside the first door of the Transplant facility, having David's case being presented to the Transplant team. The exact date that David's name will be placed on the Transplant List is currently uncertain, however, this journey has not been for nothing. With the help of our current GoFund supporters we have not had to give up on getting back to a normal life.

Thank You!!
With your continued support, we will make it to see a long life, especially with a #Kidney4David.

+For anyone looking to read our full back story and understand the lifestyle that comes with Kidney Disease, please click "HERE ".

=============================================== CALLING ALL SUPERHEROS
A. Would you like to be the biggest Superhero of all time? Here are two options for you to consider that will directly/indirectly help David and others around the Globe.

- a1. Become a "Living (Kidney) Donor to David (blood type is A+)
          "A person who donates one of their two kidneys can and will continue to life as healthy as they were prior to making this decision. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED, it is medically proven and there are survivors walking the Earth today.
Becoming a "Living Donor" grants David a second chance at a healthy/normal life, and gives the highest percentage of a longer life. Although there is a possibility for David to receive a kidney from a "Deceased Donor" the lifespan of this type of organ transplant is about 50% less than if it comes from a living person. To get more information, ask questions, or become the living donor, please contact our Transplant Coordinator using the number(s) below.

Transplant Coordinators for David Wingard at UMC Center for Transplantation (Las Vegas):
~Dina Acuna (RN, BSN) [phone redacted]
e: [email redacted]
~Shelley Anaenugwu (RN) [phone redacted] ext 3172
e: [email redacted]

- a2. Register to become an "Organ Donor".
Be a savior where ever you are and sign up today to become an organ donor. Be that help in the future that someone direly needs. It's as easy as checking "YES" in a small box the next time your at the DMV.

- a3. Donate blood at any local Blood Drive.
Having to deal with Kidney Disease has taught us that for one people who's kidneys have failed them won't create new red blood cells, without artificial means by way of medications, and some patients end up needing a blood transfusion when their lab figures come back to low. Blood is the life source, and without a constant supply of it, more complications arrive. Visit your local blood drive, or find one by visiting the Red Cross's website.

B. Are you willing to become David's "Accountability Partner"?
Join us locally in Las Vegas, or "Virtually" from your current hometown in a few "Fun Runs". Just send David a Direct Message via his Facebook Page.


C. Send your words of encouragement, poems, and other moral boosting sentiments directly to David, via a Direct Message, on his Facebook Page . We are also still accepting donations here on GoFundMe, as a means to offset occurring cost of prescription medicines.
****Donations are not expected, but we highly appreciate any that we get.****
((SITE UNDER CONTINUOUS CONSTRUCTION...... Last Update September of 2020))

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David Wingard 
Arden, NV
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