It’s hard to tell what’s going on inside someone’s body just by looking at them. In Oscar’s case, his kidneys are failing. He's been dealing with CKF for 10 years. Time is not on his side. All who know Oscar know he's not one to give up easily, always persevering through everything that life has given him, always wanting to take care of everyone else without thinking of himself.
It's our turn to help him out. He's a good man, a faith-filled individual, a caring husband, a hard worker, and a wonderful dad, as well as a loving grandfather! This kind of a transplant would offer him more freedom and the ability to live a longer, healthier, more normal life. And to give him more time to make memories with his family, grandsons, and friends. His most heartfelt wish is to be healthier for his family, make more memories with his daughters, and watch his grand-kids grow up. Time is running out for him.
The family has created Oscar’s Journey on Facebook. We are hoping to reach out to people so Oscar’s voice can be heard, and while doing so, spread awareness. We PRAY he finds a donor soon!!
If you would like more information you can contact Ana at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Oscar’s LK Coordinator, Melissa at KU Medical Center, 913.588.6533.