Kerensa Crum

First post: Sep 6, 2020
Welcome to my CaringBridge website. In the age of COVID-19, everything has to be done differently. Since only one visitor was allowed at the hospital and no biological family is near, I’ll use this site to keep family and friends informed.

As you know, I’m donating a kidney so someone else can have a new lease on life. Surgery is scheduled Sept. 3 and updates will be posted here.

My intended recipient and I were incompatible, so we were entered into a database that matched us to another incompatible donor/recipient pair. When a transplant recipient has a living donor, that reduces his/her time on the waiting list significantly. Renal patients can be on the waiting list for 3 to 5 years, sometimes longer.

I’m so honored to be able to help my daughter’s friend’s mom in this way. We were merely acquaintances but our daughters are close. When she got sick and learned she needed a kidney, I didn’t hesitate to volunteer. I want her girls to have the best version of their mom possible and remove the countless hours of dialysis that have been part of her daily routine for the last year.

I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting the site.