I'm very lucky to not be the one who is sick and hopefully I will be able to help someone gain some life quality by donating a kidney.
As may of you know, my dad dealt with kidney failure. Back in 2011 when dad started dialysis, he wanted to get on the list for a kidney transplant. I decided that once my dad was cleared to be on the waiting list I would get tested to see if I were a match for him. Unfortunately, one of the many tests he had done revealed he had prostate cancer which disqualified him as a recipient. I never shared with my dad that I was willing to donate one of my kidneys because I didn't want him to be discouraged or disappointed if we weren't a match.
My dad stopped dialysis in May of 2013, on October of the same year he passed away.
After a lot of thinking, soul searching and even more reading and research on living donation, I decided I want to donate a kidney. If I was willing to donate a kidney for my dad, why wouldn't I want to donate to someone else?
In an attempt to leave this world a better place, I want to help someone. I don't have the financial means to do so, don't get me wrong, we aren't hurting for money but we don't have extra to give away. I do however, have an extra kidney to give away.
One kidney won't change the world but it will someone's world.