Organized by: Theresa Fox
Hello, My name is Theresa Fox-Obrien. I am not in search of money i am in search for a kidney for my husband John. John and i have been together for over 20 years. He is my best friend. He is my only friend. He is my biggest support system, my encouragement. He is my life. Everything i do is for John and our future. John has always been diabetic, but always worked and worked hard. In 2015 his job had him outside for a few shifts digging, shovling snow and deicing. He had pneumonia . I had taking him for full up with primary and he was cleared of pneumonia. That night his sugars went to 1450 and was rushed to ER where he was medically coma and drs were unable to bring back his kidneys, therefore, he went on hemodyalysis. They latter switched him to pertinal dyalisis, which we latter found out that was something that should never been offered to John because he is diabetic. When he came out of his coma we decided to get married because we learned i didnt have any legal standing with his adult children. He wanted to protect me. A week before our wedding he went into a first time seizure and was medically coma for 3 weeks and one week of a regular coma. Then it went down hill from there. Hospital stays for 3 weeks back home for a few days back to er for 3 weeks and on going. He went into 4 medical comas each time fighting for his life because of all the complications he has due to the renal failure. Many sleepless nights. Cried every day because i cant live wirhout him. He is my whole world. After the last coma they woak him up. John, looked at me and said, "Baby, i will always fight for my life because i cant leave you. I love u to much to leave you. The second coma his 4 adult children believed he was going to die saying to me dont come to them to bury him. Demanding john's fanancial statements. When the drs woak up John thats when his adult uninvolved non supportive children called APS on me and everyone they could think of to break us apart and bring him home where he would of definitly died. None of his children would care for John as i do. I make his drs appointments. I take him to his drs. I advocate for him. I cook his dietary restrictions, i research his medical conditions to understand, improve and make him better. Even though john tells me he is fine i know my best friend inside and out always did that i can look at him and say no ER. A few times we came so close. John even knows they want him to have him die and they can collect monies, but i love john so much i will give my life my right leg and left arm to keep him with me. 3 of his adult chikdren lives 3 doors down. I tried to involve them, but they had no interest. It breaks my heart because John is such a good man and a good caring heart. I am a blood match for John and was praying i could be a living donor, but the transplant unit denied me because i got very sick for years and John had taking care of me through my sickness that i have a permanent illostomy. They explained with an illostomy i run dehydrated that i am at risk of losing a kidney then i would be on hemodyalysis. I said i dont care, but they still denied me. With renal failure made his diabetes worse where he is considered a briddle diabetic. Made his hypertention worse. Kidney dr said if he can get a new kidney all of this would stop. I watch this once independent man whom was so strong not anymore. I cry alone. All i am seeking is for a living donor to bring back my John and have our lives back.