Sugar's Transplant Journey

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Raised by 48 people in 16 months
Created August 17, 2017
Sugar’s Transplant Journey to a second Chance

 

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 I. Not aware of what this terrible disease was about and without the proper education I did the best I could to follow instructions diligently to the tee.

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 and being blamed for all of my setbacks. 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 retina 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 1998we 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 that I was not aware could happen.

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.

After 13 years of being Diabetic Free my Pancreas has rejected and my Kidney of 17 years is getting tired and I am on the list for another KP Transplant.

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. 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 cover’s our living expenses.

All of this is difficult and is a hardship for us becsause having able to work and then not being able to work has challenged our lives and yet we stay strong and we are trusting in God to open heart’s and doors to have the support we are needing.

With a humbleness 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 Daniel & Sugar Lopez
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Good Day friends and family, I had a Dr. appointment today with my Kidney specialist here in Fresno.(Dr. Su)
I want to thank you all for your constant prayers. You don’t know how much they are appreciated.
The results to your prayers have been answered as far as being steady in my numbers.
I am not better but I am no worse and Daniel and I are very blessed and all in all Dr. Su said” I am doing fair and all is looking good and steady)
Kreatnum is a bit elevated but it is expected. I have been higher so Dr. is not to concern.
My A1C is down to a 6 where 3 months ago I was at a 8.5.
GFR(function of kidney) is very steady at 12.5%(it actually went up ½ point( so that’s great and we will take it!
All other results are normal and steady.

I honestly was expecting my numbers to be a bit worse considering all that has been going on.
God knows best and once again he has proven just how much we need to trust and lean on his understandings and not what we feel.

Thank you all for the time you have given me, have stopped to pray for me and for just making me feel like I matter.
Tight hugs to all of you
Warmly,
Sugar Lopez

'Forgiveness doesn't make the other person right, it makes you free.
People will forget what you said...
People will forget what you did....
But people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.'

Please consider in supporting me for a 2nd chance of life at:
https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey
-Hugs, Sugar
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Greetings Friends
It has been a while and let me catch you up on what has been happening.
First, Thank you all so much for all of your support, donations and unconditional friendship.
It means so much to both Daniel and me.
We just celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary last Sunday in Carmel, Ca and throughout the coast area.
We had a lovely time.
I also have good news to report. My last hemoglobin went up to an 11 from an 8 in just two weeks and that is a praise report!
That means that my immune system/iron count is high enough for now that I don’t need an iron injection.
So now would be the perfect time for my transplants. Smile. That is not up to me, of course but it is God’s will and time.
Till then I keep waiting.
Kidney level is still at 14% from the last checkup.
Now I am on a Reno meal plan which is a bit challenging for me. Not impossible but a challenge when we go out.
This means no dairy products, no nuts, beans and several of my favorite veggies as well but we improvise and make it work.

I want to encourage all of you to keep passing my link and to please share it will all you know.
Tell and share of my story and how your precious gifts of organ donations and fuds are valuable to not only myself and my family but to many other’s who Aare in need of funds and organs.
It is a gift to be a donor. I thank my Uncle Tony for donating his Kidney to me years ago. If it wasn’t for his will to donate his kidney, I would not be here today to share of how good God is!

Thank you all so much for your gifts and know you are so appreciated.
I keep a prayer for all of you every night.
God bless you.
Sugar Lopez
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Hello friends, family
It has been a while since I last gave an update. I am so sorry about that. I had to purchase a new computer and reinstall all my talking programs. Basically, start from brand new with contacts…

Well my kidney GFR (function) is at 15% and still holding on.
I’ve had some pain in my kidney and I am drinking plenty of water.
I am just patiently waiting for that call
Trusting God will send me the right donor at the right time. Amen!
Till then, I thank you all so much for your unconditional love and support.
Know you are all so much appreciated and please keep sharing my story and link to everyone on your media circle.
I would like to have more friends joining you and I as we take this journey together to a healthier chance of life!
Thank you and God bless you as always.
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Hello everyone
I just received some weary news this afternoon. My kidney function is at 14%.
I thank you all for your continued prayers and support.
God bless you all who have cared enough to give and support me.
I am still waiting and praying that my day come soon where I will have both a new Pancreas and Kidney.
Hugs to all:
Still I am staying strong, standing firm on God’s word and his promises.
Some say I am like a rock, some say “oh you are so strong” thanks, hmm, .
I am not. I am, trusting that God is already planning the right donor for me, I am faithful to his word, I am filled with his mercy and grace, I am a child of a mighty King..Amen!
The Lord is my shepard I shall not want.
God bless you
Sugar Lopez
"The Lord is my Shepherd--I shall not want!" Psalm 23:1
"I shall not want!" Surely not! He is the Good Shepherd who gave His life for His sheep; and if He has loved me, and given Himself for me--then what will He withhold?

Oh that I knew Him better, and trusted Him as He deserves! Then I would be kept quiet from fear of evil, and be ever assured that He will supply all my needs, according to His riches in glory.

Do I need guidance? The Good Shepherd goes before His sheep--He instructs and teaches us in the way we should go.

Do I wander--and need to be reclaimed? He seeks and finds His straying ones, "He restores my soul, and leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake."

Am I wounded? He binds up my wounds, and heals me.

Do I need rest and refreshment? "He makes me to lie down in green pastures, and leads me beside the still waters."

Do I need encouragement? "His rod and His staff, they comfort me."

Do I need provision? "He spreads a table before me in the presence of my enemies."

My Shepherd is infinitely wise and kind and gracious. Surely then, "Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever!"

"The Lord my Shepherd is,
I shall be well supplied;
Since He is mine, and I am His,
What can I want beside?"

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can
hear and the blind can see.”
~Mark Twain

Please support me in my journey to another opportunity of life at:
https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

Bless you, Sugar Lopez

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