My name is Kendra Baugh Childers, and I am asking for your help to save my life.
I became a Type 1 diabetic at the age of 12. I am now 55, and have entered End Stage Renal Failure. My journey has not been an easy one. I lost my husband to cancer when I was 36 years old. I also was a caregiver to my grandmother who passed away from cancer in 2006. I lost my Dad and uncle within a month of each other in 2010. A few months after that, my Mom found out that she had cancer, and I took care of her for the next three years, all the while trying to continue my career as a high school teacher. My Mom passed away in 2014. My kidney function began to suddenly decline about a year later. The stress of my situation as well as the toll of Type I diabetes has led me to where I am now.
I have been on peritoneal dialysis treatments for three and a half years, and I have been accepted as a candidate for a kidney transplant at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. While making the transplant list is great, there is no guarantee that I will be chosen to receive a kidney from a deceased donor. Many people die while waiting.
I am searching for someone to become my living donor. I am asking this of both friends and strangers, because I have no immediate family available to donate. Living donor transplants generally have better outcomes, and can be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. No waiting and wondering while my body continues to weaken.
To find out more about me, and the process of living donation, please explore my site.
If you would like to become my living donor, please contact Emory University Transplant Center at 855-366-7989
YOU CAN REGISTER TO HELP ME AT : emory.donorscreen.org/register/donate-kidney
My coordinator is Juanita. You will need to give them my name: Kendra Baugh Childers, and D.O.B - May 24, 1965.
ALL MEDICAL COSTS ARE PAID BY MY INSURANCE.
Thanks so much. You could save my life...