John Vreeke

First post: Aug 8, 2021 Latest post: Nov 16, 2022
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends of John Vreeke updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.


Background:
After living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) for over forty years, John has entered End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). There is no cure for ESRD, but there are life extending treatments available. In 2020, John underwent multiple medical procedures to prepare him for dialysis, a temporary life-extending treatment that allows him time to await a transplant. 

 In February of 2021 John was approved as a double pancreas/kidney transplant candidate at UW Health in Madison and placed on the waiting list on inactive status due to a heart surgery in December.  Additional medical complications and multiple ICU hospital stays in recent days will unfortunately keep John on inactive status longer than hoped.  

 If all goes well, John will be moved to active status on the transplant list in early 2022. Once activated, John can expect to receive a new kidney and pancreas within 3-6 months, greatly improving life quality and longevity.

CaringBridge is a nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey. Learn more about CaringBridge.

To interact with John’s website, sign in or register today.

By registering with CaringBridge, you will join over 300,000 people a day who are supporting friends and family members.

Sign In Or Register
SVG_Icons_Back_To_Top
Top