Mary Ashley (http://maryashley.org/
), our precious 12-year-old daughter. Mary Ashleywas born with a kidney disease that caused her to need a kidney transplantwhen she was only 20 months old. We were so blessed by her first donor! Hisselfless donation gave her the chance to enjoy life to the fullest. Unfortunately, this kidney is no longer working and Mary Ashleyis in need of another transplant. Due to antibodies she built up to the first kidney and fromnumerous transfusions, it is very difficult to find her a matching donor. She is only a match for 1% of the population. Her best chance at finding a match is from aliving donor.We have been so blessed by the numerous friends, family, and members of our community who havetested to give her a kidney. Unfortunately, we still do not have a match. She has been on dialysis for 3 years, but has had many complications. If a match is not found soon, she will have to undergo Chemotherapy to hopefully decrease the antibody levels.
Our family would be so grateful to anyone willing to consider being a living donor. Here are some things you should know about living donations:
§ All medical expenses are covered for the donor.
§ Anyone in good health over the age of 18 can be tested.
§ Finding out if you are a match requires only a blood test.
If you’d like more information about being tested, or donating to her transplant fund. please contact Sara Parker at 843-792-4722 or Charlene Barbot at 843-830-3403. Also, please check her website MaryAshley.org (http://http//maryashley.org/