Randy Schmidt

First post: Apr 29, 2020 Latest post: Jun 6, 2020
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As many of you know, Randy, my dad, is a GOOD and exceptional man who  doesn't require more than what he gives to this world.  He is selfless, kind, caring, helpful, giving and the list goes on..... He loves his family, friends and commuinity he was orignially from more than words can express. Many of you that know Randy, know he doesn't like to have the spotlight on him. He much rather be focusing on others but right now I feel it is important to focus on him and his journey. We are asking for continued prayers and well thoughts and I will explain the "why"......
Back in 2014, Randy went in for the removal of his Gallbladder. After the removal he was told that he had a "funky" looking liver and needed to check into it. He had a biopsy done and was diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the liver caused by a hereditary autoimmune disease called Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). He was told it could be controlled with a medication called Uridisol. It would not be cured but it could be controlled. He did start showing symptoms (losing weight & muscle mass, fluid accumulation, fatigue, itchiness) of the disease but did not share much about it with people around him because he honestly thought he led a healthy lifestyle and this "disease" would not get the best of him.  If you live in Wausaukee, you probably saw my parents walking the bustling streets of the town daily, most likely holding hands. My dad was always in constant motion working in his garden, out at his land, doing snow removal, talking with others and just helping out.
Fast forward to August 15, 2019 when bee's got the best of him and he fell off  his step ladder trying to get rid of a pesky nest and broke his left leg which required an external fixiator to be put on until he get the surgery on his leg on September 3, 2019. His surgeon commented this was one of the most extensive surgeries in his career.
This trauma to Randy's body spun things out of control for him and his liver.  After going through the Transplant Evaluation Process and being declared a good candidate for deceased donor transplant, he was placed on the UNOS Liver Transplant Waiting List in February 2020. He has been in and out of the hospital and is currently in the Transplant ICU at Froedert Hospital. 
So here we are today praying and NEEDING a liver transplant for him. We ask for your continued prayers. My dad is a LIVER who needs a liver so PLEASE PRAY for his miracle to show up soon! 

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