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    My Mom's kidney adventure (updated)

    Once again, I am calling on the generosity of my great friends and family to help me raise money for a cause that is near and dear to me.
    On March 28th of this year, Team Walking for Nana and Nina are walking in the 2009 Triangle Kidney Walk to help raise money for the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina.

    For those who don't know, my Mother (Nana to her grand kids) was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure in 2004. She has been on the transplant list since December 2005. Unfortunatley a transplant hasn't happened yet. We are still hopeful that a transplant will happen before she has to go on dialysis.

    Remember, dialysis is not a cure for kidney disease, it is only life support.

    This Saturday, Valentines Day, will be the one year anniversary of the death of our dear friend, Susie Trevino. Susie and my mother met on a website that helps those living with Kidney Disease have a safe place to vent there frustrations about all their experiences. I invite you to check this site out - it has truly become my Mothers second family. I Hate Dialysis.com We are NOT negative, we just HATE dialysis.. Susie's screen name was GoofyNina on the forums.

    In October of 2007 the website had there first ever country-wide meet up! We met in Las Vegas for a long weekend and had an incredible time! This is where my mother and I first met Susie in person. As we saw her walking towards us in the casino we couldnt help but laugh! She had on a tiara, purple boa and a sash that said `Drama Queen`!! She had a personality that welcomed everyone! She was so kind and silly, her husband adored her and so did her friends, you just knew she was someone you wanted to know. Susie suffered from Renal Failure, as does my mother. In February of last year Susie took a turn for the worse. It was so quick. On Valentines Day, 2008, my mother and I received a call telling us that Susie had passed away. She was 40 years old.

    That night my sister created this team for the first annual Triangle Kidney Walk, within 1 1/2 months we raised over $7,000! We raised more than any other team last year and a trophy is proudly displayed in my Parents house telling everyone who enters how much our family and friends care!

    We couldnt have done this without all of you! Last year you were so generous, and I know, the situation for everyone is much different this year. The economy is suffering, we are all nervous about the future. Please remember, this fear of the future is the same fear those living with Kidney Failure live with every day, every moment. Any amount will help. If you are unable to donate at this time, please, sign up to walk with us instead! Be there with us on March 28th - walk with us, show my mother and all those living with this horrible disease how much you care.

    Follow this link to donate or join our team!
    Todd's 2009 Kidney Walk Page

    And please, above everything, take a moment this Saturday to be greatful for your health and say a small prayer for Susies husband and family.

    Thank you for your help
    Todd Breakey
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    Re: The 2009 Triangle Kidney Walk

    I'm digging up this thread because we have some great news...

    MY MOM IS GETTING HER KIDNEY TONIGHT!!!!! She got the call this morning from the UNC transplant center and is now ready to go in. Surgery is scheduled for 10:00 tonight!!

    Please keep her in your prayers!!!

    Also, keep the family of the donor in your prayers. They made a huge decision today to change the life of many people.

    PLEASE BE AN ORGAN DONOR. You really can change someone's life.

    More prayers and pixie dust please.
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    Re: The 2009 Triangle Kidney Walk

    The Doctor just came in and told us that Mom did GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The surgery took WAY less time than we were told. He said we could probably see her in about an hour or so. I can't believe it has happened. She is so blessed. Thank you for your prayers and keep them coming. She still has her recovery to go.
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    Re: The 2009 Triangle Kidney Walk

    This thread makes me happy.

    Just so everyone knows. A month later and mom is doing really good. She is taking all the precautions and getting all the rest she needs! Her kidney (named Sean after the med student who helped in her surgery) is doing well!


    The only negative of this miracle is that she was not able to join us at Disneyworld for our yearly MNSSHP extravaganza... But we will take the kidney any day! We're already planning for next year!

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