Our Stories

Mom looking for donor for daughter Cindy

     My daughter, Lucinda (Cindy) has had impaired renal function since the age of 10 due to Anaphalactoid Purpura, an autoimmune disease.  She is now 49 years old.  About 2 1/2 years ago she advanced to End Stage Renal disease.  Her renal function runs around 10%.  Luckily she has not had to start dialysis but her symptoms (extreme fatigue, itching, nausea, & joint aches) are increasing.

Tom Weathers Kidney Journey

I’m on a journey for life. Completing that journey depends on the generosity of a hero (or is there another word you would prefer). Won’t you consider being that hero?

In 2009 I was told I needed a kidney transplant and placed on the waiting list. After 2 years of dialysis, my prayers were finally answered and on Dec. 31: 2011. I received a kidney from a deceased donor. What a great way to start 2012!

Layne Moore in need of a kidney

I’m a husband, a father, an author, a musician, and a pretty decent cook. I also have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). It has become a big part of my life but it’s not who I am. It’s not who I ever thought I would be. This, the confessions of a Type II diabetic with high blood pressure, which were two hefty indicators I was headed for this trip. So it wasn’t a surprise, as much as a jolt of reality, when my primary doc referred me to a nephrologist.

Steven Dickson

Steven, 40, has been waiting on a kidney since July 30, 2015.


Lisa, 47, has been waiting for a kidney since November 5, 2015.

While on vacation, my face started to swell up. Went to the ER and after a week in the hospital, found out I had renal failure secondary to Advil use from a mva. I am on peritoneal dialysis. I am married to my soul mate, have 2 great children and one furry child. I love crafting, traveling with my family and lots of other things that are hard to do with being on pd, etc. I am o+. Please help me!