Bianca Ordonez Kidney Disease Fund

Bianca is always around for us and our children from school events, sports, and just being a loving, caring, and compassionate woman to everyone (especially our children).   She is in a fight for her life and needs help from the community.   As she waits to find a kidney donor she has many doctor appointments, tests, dialysis the bills are starting to pile up.  We cannot express what she is facing any better than she has in her own words.

Dear friends and family,
I
hope this finds you well. I want to start by saying that this is probably the hardest post that I’ve ever had to write. As some of you may already know, this past month has been extremely tough for me and my loved ones. I received some shocking news that has made me feel like my world is crumbling beneath my feet.  Recently, my doctor told me that I have Stage 5 Kidney Disease. You can all imagine my surprise since until recently, I never knew that I had Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4. I was told that my kidneys are not working at the level that they should be in order to be able to keep me alive. Due to the severity of my case, my doctor has given me only one solution: a kidney transplant. She says that it could provide me with the opportunity to live a long and healthy life. A kidney transplant would allow me to continue to enjoy all the things that I love, salsa dancing, volleyball but more importantly spending time with my girls, and all of my friends and family: you.
Unfortunately, finding a kidney transplant from a deceased donor is not so easy. According to the National Kidney Foundation, there are approximately 100,000 people who are currently on the kidney transplant waiting list. Many people wait more than 5-10 years for a kidney from a deceased donor. On average, over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month. 13 people die each day while waiting for a lifesaving kidney transplant. As you can see, with Stage 5 Kidney Disease, time is not on my side. Let me take a deep breath as I type the following because those of you who know me very well know that this next part is really hard for me to say…my other option is asking a friend or a family member to consider donating a kidney to me. While it is really hard for me to ask that from any of you, I am finding the strength to ask in knowing that I am not only asking for myself but for my two babies. While I know that they are no longer babies, they will always be babies to me and I want to be able to continue to experience all of their accomplishments and continue to create beautiful memories with them that make me feel complete. 
A living kidney donation would give me the opportunity to live a happy and healthy life. I am aware that many of you may not know much about the ins and outs of a living donation-I know I didn’t before kidney disease affected my life. Understandably, some people are afraid about the surgery and what living with one kidney will mean for them. Here’s some basic information about kidney donation:
You only need one kidney to live a healthy, long life. Most donor surgery is done laparoscopically, meaning through tiny incisions. The recuperation period is usually fairly quick, generally two weeks. The cost of your evaluation and surgery will be covered by my insurance. The hospital can give you extensive information on this.
You will have a separate team of healthcare professionals to evaluate you as a living donor. Their job is to help you understand the risks and benefits and look out for YOUR best interests. You can also learn more about living donation on the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) website: www.kidney.org/livingdonation or by contacting the NKF’s free, confidential helpline at 855.NKF.CARES (855.653.2273) or [email redacted]. If you want to talk to someone who’s already donated a kidney, NKF can also help.

Thank you all for taking the time to read my story. If donating a kidney to me is something you would like to consider, I would be happy to tell you more about my story and explore the process in determining if you are a match. However, I know living donation may not be right for everyone — but you can still help! Consider being an organ donor after death and also, help me by sharing my story with everyone you know. At the very least I want to bring awareness to kidney disease and living donation. I am hopeful my efforts will help me receive a kidney sooner and encourage others to consider helping the many people on the waitlist.

Thank you and pray for me,
Love you all
Xoxo
Bianca Ordonez
I am O+ blood type and keep in mind that you don’t have to be a match to donate.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Chris Madden 
Organizer
Copiague, NY
Bianca Ordonez 
Beneficiary
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