Last summer my wife was diagnosed with Iga Nephropathy, which is a rare genetic disorder that eventually shuts down the kidneys. The good news is she remains in good health, but her kidney function recently passed the threshold needed to be placed on the kidney donor list. Our hope is that having caught the disease early enough, we can either find a match from a friend or family member, or advance through the donor list process quickly enough that she never has to go on dialysis. The other good news is that if you need to have a organ transplanted, kidneys are the way to go, as it is the most common transplant procedure, and generally considered the safest. So, once we find a shiny new kidney, my wife can expect to live a long and normal life, which is a doubly good prognosis as my wife and I are also still relatively new parents with a two and half year old boy who is our pride and joy.
While we do have insurance we have already started to accrue an impressive collection of medical bills, which will only continue to grow.
We would truly appreciate any support, well wishes or social media shares that you could provide.
We have established a GoFundMe page: Team Becki. For anyone who kindly makes a donation, feel free to include your GWJ name or indicate that you are from this great community, or simply drop me a pm. I will do my absolutely best to personally thank everyone and hope to be able to pay any kindness forward once we have reached the finish line.
Here is a link for information about Iga Nephropathy.
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