darnysus


" I am a very active young man who mentors youth, coaches basketball, officiates basketball and loves helping people. "


darnysus—  POtential kidney Transplant Recipient 

My name is Darnysus, and I am asking for your help to save my life.

I am on the kidney transplant list in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

My kidneys are only functioning at 3%. I received a transplant in 2009 from my cousin a living donor. In 2020, I was diagnosed with COVID, had almost every symptom imaginable, and almost died.  When that happened, it hurt my transplanted kidney to the point where I had to start back on dialysis.  I am a very active young man who mentors youth, coaches basketball, officiates basketball and loves helping people. 

My family is very close. I have three sisters and one brother.  One of my sisters donated to me the first time, and me and my brother have the same kidney disease and are experiencing the same thing right now.  My brother just had a son who just turned 1, who is the light of our family.  We travel, we have family events, and we always help others.

My life right now is pretty busy. I try to stay busy by officiating basketball, coaching basketball, working a full time job and helping my family when I have the energy.  After about being up for about 4 hours of the day I become very fatigued and usually have to take a couple naps throughout the day.  Some days it is hard to get out of the bed due to being so tired. 

I don't currently have anyone stepping up. I had four people step up to donate, but two couldn't donate due to previous medical postions, and the other two couldn't donate because of high blood pressure. I am compatible with any Type O+ blood type. 

The most difficult part of waiting for a transplant is 
feeling tired and sleepy all day long.  As well as the itching when I sweat.

The most difficult part of waiting for a transplant is not knowing what the future holds. The first step is to contact my transplant center using the information in the box above. The entire process is strictly confidential and medical costs are covered by my insurance.

Please review existing Living Donor Benefits/Rights to determine which apply to you. In addition, the American Transplant Foundation has a Financial Resource Guide you can consult for further information. 

I am looking forward to getting my life back, not having to watch what I eat and drink so closely, actually having the energy to get through the day, and experiencing all of the negative side effects of the dozens of pills I'm taking.

Thank you for considering saving my life.  

With deep gratitude,
Darnysus

To Become My Living Donor:

STEP 1

Please contact my transplant coordinator below if you would like to be tested to become my donor.

STEP 2

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