Marshall's Kidney Transplant Fund

Our Story begins in March of 2010 when Marshall (age 15) was diagnosed with kidney disease (IgA Nephropothy).  At that time the doctor thought he would lose his kidneys in about 10 years.  They treid everything to slow down the loss of the kidneys with no luck.  By May of 2011 he had 18% kidney function and was listed on the kidney transplant list.  The same day he was listed he got a call for a transplant.  How awesome was that! But we were new at the way things work.  He was not well enough for that kidney.  Infact he had other calls for kidneys that he wasn't healthy enough for transplant too.  Finally at the end of June 2011 he got a call as we were walking into church.  Wow!  Yep, that was the kidney for him.  Everything went well at the hospital.  The kidney was great!  Then about 3 months later the new kidney got a virus called the BK.  It lives in his kidney and kills it.  Again the doctors have tried everything over the past 3 1/2 years to beat it.  But nothing has worked.  Flash to March of 2015.  His kidney function is down to15%.  He has been on the kidney transplant list for almost a year but is not able to accept a kidney because he still has the BK virus.  The doctor doesn't want to tranplant and give a new kidney the virus.  Very soon he will be starting dialysis.  The doctor wants to take out his kidney, flush out the virus with dialysis, and  transplant again.  But this time around we won't have to wait for a kidney because he already has a person ready to donate, his sister.  

We, the family, thank all who have taken time to read this.  We are just a middle class family trying to pay for our son's second transplant in four years.  On top of that we will be paying for cost of our daughter to donate.  Thank you and God Bless!


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Mitch Rightnowar 
Rolla, MO
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