We are very thankful that Mandy's original transplant lasted almost 15 years. However, three years ago, in December of 2014, it began to fail. She endured five rounds of plasmapheresis in order to save her life. It did not, however, save the kidney. It only bought her more time. A year later, in February 2016, she was forced to begin dialysis. After almost two years of dialysis, her kidney function continues to decline. She spends 10 hours a day connected to the dialysis machine. Because of this and the fatigue related to it, she cannot work. She has had to put her career as an Activities Coordinator for senior citizens on hold.
Good things are still happening! During this time Mandy has met the love of her life, Kyle, and he has asked her to marry him! They are looking forward to an October 2018 wedding if Mandy is able to find a donor in time. Otherwise, they will need to put their wedding on hold until one is found.
We are raising the funds to do an advertising campaign in order to find a donor. The funds will be used for things like buttons, wristbands, car signs, and internet advertisement.
As the funds come in, we will buy the least expensive things first, and progress to more expensive means if we meet our goal.
For example, buttons are about $1 each, car signs are about $25 each, and internet advertising is $1000.
Please give what you can, because every little bit helps.
If you would like more information about donating a kidney you can call her Kidney Kampaign number at (315)-[phone redacted], or (315)-[phone redacted]. Or you can call the Kidney Transplant unit at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY at (585)-[phone redacted].
To follow Mandy's journey, like our Facebook page at
Thank you for reading her story, and for any help you can provide. Please keep Mandy in your thoughts and prayers!
- Lauren Roberts
- Beresford Crick
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