Can you support CaringBridge during our fall giving campaign? Generous donors like you ensure that CaringBridge remains ad-free, private and protected.
Aug 29, 2019 Latest post:
Jun 10, 2020
An emergency room visit on July 15, 2019 for what was thought to be a bad bladder infection, resulted in Stage 5 Kidney Failure. Determined to win this battle, we’re doing everything we can, and we’re focusing on our blessings. Ryan is not even 30; he has so much of his life ahead of him. He’s been my best friend and the love of my life for 11 years. I don’t want that count to stop; in fact, living without him on this earth is not an option. So, we’re on a fucking mission.
He needs a kidney transplant. This means a lot of energy, love, care, and cost is going into this mission. We’re still paying off my medical bills (I have a severe case of Ulcerative Colitis), my student loans, and our wedding. We haven’t even had a chance to take our honeymoon yet- we’re too young for this shit!
Now, we have this journey ahead of us. We’ll do anything we can to get him a new kidney, but I never want money to stand in the way of his life. Please, only help if you can; we don’t want to burden other homes. Ryan’s kidneys are in this condition not due to him abusing his body. He’s extremely healthy otherwise. This happened because his bladder doesn’t function the way it’s supposed to. So, years of urine backing up into his kidneys did this. He has adapted a new way of life to avoid this worsening and to ensure his new kidney is well taken care of. Please, share Ryan’s story. The more kindness, the better.
All donations will go towards medical bills, travel to and from doctor visits, his surgery, and after care. If we can/if there is need, we will also be helping the donor. We have no idea what the costs will be; this is just an estimate. May God bless each of you. (***We respect all religions, all nationalities, all ways of life, all genders...all beings. We’re all on this earth together; please, be kind to one another).