Hi Friends & Family, I’m Meghan, Jason’s wife of 11 years. As many of you know, Jason was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Polycyclic Kidney Disease just 12 years ago. This is the same disease that took his Mothers life just a few years ago. As a nurse I knew that one day he’ll need a new kidney, what we didn’t know is that he’d also be diagnosed with cancer just one year prior to today.
Thanks to CTCA in Newnan, GA Jason was treated quickly and is now cancer free.
This stress on his body sped up the attack on his kidneys. He’s only at 19% function and gets exhausted quickly. Sleep is impossible for him and he feels pain often but hides it from others. Through all this Jay has been extremely strong and stoic, continuing to bless others that cross his path with whatever he can share.
After my Mother was declined by Piedmont to donate a living kidney for Jay, I quickly started the process to donate. I have been accepted as a living donor and it looks like my surgery will be in March of 2023. I am not a match but I have a rare blood type that will help a stranger who’s probably been waiting a while for a life saving kidney. Once I donate, Piedmont will work hard to find a stranger that matches Jay. They’re not sure how long this will take.
After my surgery I will be out of work for 6-8 weeks to heal, and the same will happen to Jay once they find him a match. Meanwhile the medical bills from his cancer surgery are still coming in and now we’ll have to pay for two more major life saving surgeries and he will be on multiple anti-rejection medications for the rest of his life.
We thank you for your prayers and your continued support, and if you have the ability to donate to help us we will be forever grateful. God Bless.