Francis, our dad, has been a dialysis patient for 4.5 years now; he went 3 days a week for a 4 hour treatment. He has undergone some setbacks that prevented him being able to receive a transplant, each setback had to be cleared a year before he could be considered. Finally in the last few months Francis was given the “ok” to be a transplant recipient and was put on the list for a kidney. On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 we received that amazing call, there was a kidney and Francis had to be in Halifax that day! Due to his wife’s, Linda, health, she was unable to accompany him on the trip and his daughter, Kim, has gone with him. Francis could be in Halifax for as many as six weeks, including a week or two in hospital followed by a stay close to the hospital. The extended stay is to be monitored and to learn his new way of life, such as his new medications and restrictions he may have. Francis will require accommodations, meals and transportation while in Halifax.
This has happened so quickly, and as all costs for travel and accommodations are not covered for transplant patients, and due to the urgency of our family is requesting donations to help offset the expenses. We are so grateful for this new lease on life our dad has received!