During that time she endured several blood transfusions, by the end of April 2010, she was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ( SLE ) which causes Lupus Nephritis, a disease that causes kidney inflammation and leads to kidney failure. Lupus can also affect the heart, kidneys, lungs, liver, blood as well as nerves.In her case it has been kidneys,blood,nerves and as well her heart.
In June 2010, she was induced into a thirty-six hour coma due to severe pre-clampsia in which was killing her. At that point, she had to deliver her son at only 22 weeks old while in a coma on June 2, 2010. Riley Preston Marcom only survived for a few hours according to his birth certificate. She never had a chance to see him. After coming out of my coma, she was told that her son Riley did not survive. After being released from the hospital, she had buried Riley Preston Marcom on June 26th, 2010.
Since then Sara has continued fighting Lupus for 7 years since April 2010 when it all began. Although, it has taken a child, and as well her kidneys but it has not taken her spirit. She has had congestive heart failure, pleurisy, respiratory failure, pneumothorax, Bells palsy, pancreatitis,severe anemia, neuropathy in her hands, feet and neck, three bulging disks and now she has begun to have more frequent seizures. Through it all she continues to stay strong although she spends many days in hospital throughout the year with one thing or another.
In May 2012, she graduated from Colliin College with an Associate of Science degree. By the end of August, her kidneys began to fail due to her Lupus. In September, on her 30th birthday in 2012, she was told she would began doing dialysis 3x a week 4 hours a day on a machine starting September 3rd. She had been doing it ever since, which being at dialysis 3x a week meant at least 20 hours total a week, which doesn't include resting afterwards from being drained.
In 2015, she finally had been accepted into a program for a kidney transplant through DNA. However, December 27th, 2015, she had a seizure in the night and was found by her father with only 70% oxygen. On the way to the hospital she flatlined in the ambulance. Luckily, though they were able to stabilize her until the ambulance reached the hospital.
Over the years Sara has been on an up and down hill battle but a patient one. Sara had been put to the side of the transplant list last December 2016, because of being diagnosed with precervical cancer and seizures as well she had ruptured graft port were she lost over liter and half of blood.
She has had to have partial removal of her cervix but the good news is they were able to remove all of the infected cancerous cells. It has been a very rough over the years for Sara, but she is a fighter as well very strong willed. She had just been cleared to be back on the list this past September. Even recieved the letter that was stated on her birthday.
Just about 3 weeks ago, October 17th, 2017, Sara FINALLY received the call we all have been waiting for patiently for way too long about an offer of a precious gift of a PERFECT MATCHED kidney. Thanks to a 14 year old boys precious gift of life, Sara has another chance on living life. She will be forever grateful for his precious organ and his life.
This kidney transplant was very unexpected so she wasnt as prepared as to whats to come. There are many expenses since she is unable to work for several months as well her recovery caregiver her father Frank took a leave of absence from work since someone has to be with her at all times and as well she cant drive to all her doctor appointments that are in Downtown Dallas. He will have no income as well for his absence from work depending on whats to come God forbid. He is a Type 1 diabetic so the cost of his meds like strips and insulin that keep him alive will be difficult to recieve for the next few months. Also, in order for him to keep his insurance going with his job he will have to pay for those months off out of pocket otherwise he'll loose it until next year.
I am reaching out on her behalf. This kidney mean a more normal life for Sara. Gives her more freedom as well as time. If you could possibly can help, it would be much appreciated. If your unable to help by donating by sharing this Gofundme is helpful as well. Please keep Sara and her donors family in your prayers during this crucial recovery time. These funds will be used to support her during the kidney transplant process with loss of income and the financial monthly dues she'll endure of the next few months and possibly through out the rest of her life. Although, she has had a kidney transplant she will all ways have Lupus to keep under control. Her transplant rejection meds are are extremely expensive and will be something she will have to take for the rest of her life.
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