Polycystic kidney disease

$1,000 goal

Campaign created 7 months ago
My name is Audrey Board and I am 13 years old. I never knew my grandfather, he died before I was born. My mother was 24 years old when he died. Growing up, my grandfather was a father to 3 kids. He was 43 when he was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease. My mother was 7 years old. One of the symptoms was that he had very high blood pressure. He was in the hospital for a long time. In 1986, he had his first kidney transplant, it failed and he almost died. He was in the hospital for a long time and was hooked up to a dialysis. He and my grandmother transferred the machine to my mother's home where she grew up. This machine made him feel very tired all the time. He then switched to a different dialysis. But for this one, he had to be hooked up to it for a half hour everyday. He did this for years until he could be signed up for another kidney transplant. The transplant happened in 2001 after my mother got married to my father. My grandfather always said that "Having a transplant meant that you were transferring a set of problems to another set of problems." Because he went from the dialysis to a whole bunch of medications so that his body would not reject the kidneys that was now in his body. His new kidney did not function fully, so then he had to do dialysis again. All of this medication put a lot of strain on his heart. He then had a heart attack two months later. A year and a half later, he had another heart attack and took his final breath. At this point in time, it was January 11, 2003. This picture is a picture of my mother. She still has over a 25% chance of getting the disease because it is genetic.
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$1,000 goal

Campaign created 7 months ago
Funds raised will benefit:
Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation
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Herriman, UT
EIN: 205776861
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