At the age of 20, Jodi was told that she had a kidney disease. One kidney was only 45% working and the other was the size of a walnut. She would have to have a kidney transplant. Fortunately, our mom was a
match and able to donate to her, which happened three years later in 1988. Since then, she was blessed with three beautiful girls. It’s been just over 29 years and she’s end stage kidney failure. She put feelers out for a new donor. Her boss’ wife, Peggy, decided she would be the one to give Jodi a third chance at life. She was tested and deemed a match! We held the big reveal in October (see pic above). She had NO idea! It was beautiful! Emotional! Wonderful! Sweet! Joyful!
In the past couple months, Jodi has had additional testing and counseling regarding the transplant. The transplant office was concerned that Jodi wouldn't have enough money to pay her bills and keep up with
the new anti-rejection medicine after the transplant plus any extra medical bills that’s not covered by insurance. Initially, O.S.U. financially declined her a transplant. However, Jodi convinced them that she would be okay.
She currently is injecting shots weekly that helps give her the energy to keep gong until her transplant. She is a bartender at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Heath - cash tips.
Three months later, Jan 18, O.S.U. called and gave the approval for her transplant. A date has not been set yet, but we are hoping this will happen very soon. Jodi will be off work and recovering for approximately 3 months.
SO, anything you can donate would be great to help with rent, car payment, medical bills, prescriptions, food, etc. It would be nice to try to help Peggy as well, given she, too will be laid up for a month or so.
Thank you in advance for helping and being apart of Jodi being able to see her three girls get married and have children. To have energy and to live life healthy again. Please donate to two amazing people and their recovery!!! ❤️❤️❤️
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