Hi I come with a humble spirit and with so much gratitude in my heart, giving thanks to God for this opportunity of a second chance of life again and the opportunity to reach out for assistance.
At the young age of 12 I was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes type 1.
I struggled being a Brittle Diabetic for the most part of my life till I was at last given the correct medication because I was being given the wrong type of Insulin due to it being cheaper for the hospital Confused and conflicted I didn’t know what else to do since I thought I was doing the right thing doing exactly what the doctor’s asked of me.
Little did I know that by the time I was placed on the right type of insulin the damage of Diabetes had already settled in my system and would creep up later in life.
In 1995 I was blessed to have met my husband and get married.
In 1997 my sight was taken away from me due to retinal detachment caused by Diabetes. In 3 short months all my sight was taken from me and I had to regain my independence and create a new way of living.
In 1998 we were blessed to find that we were expecting our first child after being told this could never happen. Our son was born on April 16, 1998 by an emergency caesarian due to the development of Chronic Kidney Failure
Our baby boy stayed with us for a few short hours then went to heaven where he would forever be our angel.
In 2001 an Uncle donated his kidney to me preventing me from ever having to go through Dialysis and 2 years after that I was blessed with a new Pancreas.
It has been 5 years now that my transplanted Pancreas has failed, forcing me to go back on Insulin.
It was devastating but my faith remains strong.
After 20 years of living with a Transplanted kidney, it has now also failed and I find myself on Dialysis for the first time. This to was devastating and I try to stay positive and keep my faith strong but it is a challenge at times.
Still I remain focused on the day when God will send me a healthy Kidney and Pancreas.
October of 2021, I will turn 5 years waiting for a new Kidney/Pancreas.
I have my moments like everyone else.
I struggle to stay positive knowing that in reality, the Dialyzer(Machine) is what is keeping me alive. I also realize that if it was not for God, I wouldn’t be here. So I feel blessed for this opportunity to have my blood made to be stronger as I prepare myself for my upcoming transplants, Lord willing.
This is why I am coming to you for support. The cost is outstanding with traveling expenses, having to rent a car for every journey, rent of rooms, finding a dependable vehicle for transportation, Medical Bills, unexpected cost of medications and now the cost of meals due to the Renal meals I have to eat to keep strong while on Dialysis.
All the while trying to keep up with rent and home expenses, gas and just trying to survive.
All this with a small income coming in to our home as my Daniel is my In Home Provider and my state check which barely covers’ our living expenses.
Managing and balancing our home, medications, life in general with no sight is a challenge we face every day.
This is why we are depending on God to open the hearts of those who are willing to assist us for our journey to a second chance of life.
We are also praying that some one out there has an open heart to want to save a life, donating an organ is truly a blessing and I invite you to consider this gesture.
Dialysis is not easy and can put a strain on one’s mental health and in all aspects of life.
I know I have many times traveled that dark tunnel but I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, supportive family and friends to be there for me.
With a humble heart I thank you in advance for the donations that is to come our way and may the good Lord bless everyone who reaches out to us.
Thank you and God bless you,
Daniel & Sugar Lopez