Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with, and started receiving treatment for IgA Nephropathy (kidney disease). The time has come to receive a kidney transplant and my sister Janel Olson is a match to donate. December, 2015 Janel and I traveled to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for several days of testing. Although I was approved for a transplant at Mayo I wanted to check out the University of Minnesota Transplant Center. After visiting the U of M I decided this is where I wanted to have my surgery. I have been approved and am currently waiting for a surgery date. Because of all of the necessary vaccinations needed prior to surgery, the date has been pushed back to May. I will post a surgery date as soon as one is available.
I want to thank everyone for their love and support!! It's such a blessing to have all of you in our lives.