My Journey to Transplant

Today, I begin a new chapter of my life and excited to put the last one behind me.  In early April, I was diagnosed with End Stage Liver Disease.  It has been a tough battle thus far between seeking treatments and not being able to fully function as the person you know me to be.  I was told recently that without a liver transplant, my hope for survival is very slim.  I have been to UIC Chicago and numerous doctors to get the help I need for the time being.  Today, I am headed to an inpatient program in the heart of Chicago to continue the process of moving forward with transplant.  While this has been a very scary journey so far, seemingly only to continually receive bad and even worse news, I am very hopeful that this program will give me exactly what I need to succeed and the right tools to overcome this battle.  The outpouring of love and support thus far has been amazing; from doctors and nurses, family, close friends and my daughter, Savanna.  This has been especially challenging for me as the recent loss of my mother still and will continue to overwhelm me with grief.  Keeping the positivity in my heart, I am excited to begin this journey and will continually keep my progress updated.  Any and all prayers, wishes for hope and positivity is appreciated more than you know.  It isn't just me in this fight, it is also those I hold so close to my heart.  Until as of late, I had no idea how much saving my life meant to others.  While I know the struggle will continue, holding those close to my heart gives me hope.  I was told I get the heart from my dad, and the courage and strength from my mom. 

Any funds raised will aid in medical and expenses, and the care for Savanna while I’m away. 

As for now, my journey begins..........
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 32 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
  • Joan Nelson 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Steve Bainter 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
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Organizer

Angela Osterberg 
Organizer
Poplar Grove, IL
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