Demone's Kidney Transplant Fund
Organized by: Dee Atkins
Hello everyone my name is Demone Oquinn Atkins. My health issues started some years ago in my early twenties. I found out i had hypertension(high blood pressure) at the age of 22. Through the years I was put on many different medications to control it. By the age of 26 I started having major health issues being hospitalized. In February of 2008 I got hospitalized for not feeling well and being in a lot of pain. They then told me that one of my kidneys had shut down and that they had to monitor the other one over some months. So, by October of that same year I got really sick and swollen and told my bestfriend I didn't feel well. He asked, "did I want to go to the hospital that night or by morning"? I looked at him and said, "I didn't think I would make it by morning". We immediately went and low and behold they told I probably would have been dead by morning. So much toxins had built up in my body until it caused swelling and pain. So then they explained to me that they would have to do a kidney biopsy to determine my kidney function. Long story short my life changed within a day. I've been dealing with kidney failure for 7 and a half years now. It's been a struggle. There were days I felt like giving up but I think after my sister had my niece I then felt a need to want to live. Even though i have perfect labs now I still have days where I can't get out of bed with the constant nausea and pain. I can tell you with hard work comes reward because after 3 years of being put on hold thru a different transplant center, I was told that I was a candidate for transplantation. I was so excited, nervous and scared all in one. Im asking that you find it in your hearts to please donate to my kidney transplant fund to help with the medicines after transplant. Friends, and families who know my journey knows that I'm a good, kind hearted, and funny person and will be greatly appreciated for your support and donations. Finally I can enjoy my life after transplant and do what God has planned for me. Through this whole journey I've learned to value life and got closer to my heavenly father. We must always keep God first in everything we go through. Please donate and I thank you very much. Love you all.