Lee Solberg

First post: May 1, 2019 Latest post: Aug 25, 2020
   Welcome to the CaringBridge website for Lee Solberg.  We are using this site to keep family and friends updated and to share what is going on with Lee.  Lee is 38 years old, is a self-employed carpenter, and lives in Sisseton, SD.  He is known for being a hard worker, always willing to lend a helping hand, and for having a sense of humor.   Lee loves being outdoors, and looks forward to hunting and fishing  each year.  He also enjoys attending  concerts, plays, and high school sporting events.
       Lee was diagnosed with an genetic kidney disease (IgA nephropathy/Berger’s disease). He was diagnosed following a kidney biopsy in 2017.  Upon diagnosis, Lee found out that his kidneys were functioning (GFR) at 36%.  Following his diagnosis, Lee made drastic dietary changes in hopes that these changes would help maintain his existing kidney function.  Unfortunately, his kidney function has continued to decline fairly rapidly.  Lee has been doctoring in Sisseton with a kidney specialist, but due to recent labs, has been referred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. This referral  was made in response to his lab results, which indicated his kidney  function was rapidly declining (GFR at 23%). He is scheduled to be seen at a Mayo Clinic in May. 
      Lee is currently doing well, despite feeling tired and having to follow a restricted diet.  He will need a kidney transplant in the future from a suitable donor. Lee is type O positive, and could accept a donor kidney from a type O positive or type O negative donor.