Kidney Transplant!

#RubysRenalRedemption

In April of 2011, I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease due to IgA Nephropathy, Stage IV.  In May of 2013, a kidney biopsy showed that my kidneys were losing function very quickly and
doctors told me I would be on dialysis within 3 months and prescribed a whole series of medications including a very high dosage of prednisone that resulted in Avascular Necrosis of the hips which led to double hip replacement surgery in July 2014. After several stays in the hospital for different medical issues, I started researching more natural ways of healing my body because I felt the prescription medications were doing much more damage than good. At that moment, I decided it was up to me to remove all of that from my system and help my body reset in a more natural way to help prolong the need for dialysis. This all worked wonderfully for about 4 years but a few weeks ago I started feeling really ill and landed, once again, hospitalized for kidney issues. This time it was official. I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease: CKD Stage V and put on dialysis immediately as an emergency situation.


The dialysis process is not an easy one physically, emotionally or mentally. It is now a permanent part of my life until I am able to get a kidney transplant. I have too much to live for to just sit around and wait for something to happen so I am getting the process started as quickly as possible. I don’t know how long the process will take or how much its going to cost but I do know I need to do EVERYTHING in my power to be prepared for the day I find my kidney donor match. I CANNOT DO ANY OF THIS ALONE and in need of your help! Please consider making a donation to get me that kidney transplant I so desperately need to live a very long, fulfilling life

  • Patricia Sanchez 
    • $35 
    • 56 mos
  • Olivares Family 
    • $100 
    • 56 mos
  • Lorreine Ramirez Santiago 
    • $10 
    • 56 mos
  • Javier Santiago 
    • $50 
    • 56 mos
  • Alcira Burgdoerfer 
    • $150 
    • 57 mos
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Organizer

Ruby Santiago 
Organizer
Smithfield Township, PA