My name is LaTasha, and I am asking for your help to save my life. I am on the kidney transplant list in Atlanta, Georgia.
I am a family-oriented person who likes to travel. I am a big part of my nephews' lives, and I am missing out on a lot of their activities because I have to go to dialysis three times a week. I also used to go visit my 97-year-old grandfather a lot, but it is hard because the center doesn't always have space available. I attend church every Sunday, help my mom around the house, play games on my phone, and read books on my Kindle.
My life was turned upside down! One day I was living on my own, working in my career, totally independent and living my best life. I noticed that I wasn't feeling my normal self and developed a fever that didn't respond to fever reducers and went to the doctor. After collecting blood work, I was instructed to go directly to the emergency room, where I was admitted and spent the next 14 days in testing and immediate care. During my hospital stay it was discovered that my kidney function was high and required the most extreme measures of dialysis, along with recovery from pneumonia. With this life change, the only condition that I now have is End Stage Renal Disease.
I am looking for a living donor. Of course, my first option was my immediate family but due to existing medical conditions they were eliminated and not able to donate. Next, I used social media and shared my story with the rest of my family and friends.
Living donor transplants generally have better outcomes and can be arranged at a time convenient for both parties. I am compatible with any Type B+ blood type. Even if you do not have the same blood type, you can donate as part of a paired exchange program.
After transplantation, I want to become a dialysis technician and hopefully be a source of inspiration for other individuals in kidney failure. Thank you for considering saving my life.
With deep gratitude,