My journey to become a kidney donor.

Elizabeth Kay

Last year, a few days before Christmas, we found out that my mother in-law is in stage 4 kidney failure.

It really shocked us all! Since then over 100 people have come forward and applied to be a kidney donor for her, because she is an AMAZING person who always gives to others.

As an immediate family member, I was in the the first group of people that they screened.

Surpisingly my husband Eric and I both passed the first few evaulations we are both in the final stages to find out if either of us are a match.

We each had to go to UW Health hospital in Madison for more testing.

Here's my story of what happened this week while I was there.

We are praying that one of us will be a match and we'll hopefully find out by Christmas. COVID has really delayed this process, so we need to have patience. If we are not a match, then they start the process over with the next group of people.

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for our family member during this time.

If you're interested in being a living donor, just visit some of these websites:

UWHealth.org

DonateLifeWisconsin.org

OrganDonor.org

 

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