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Natalie needs a kidney donor

Organized by: Natalie James

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THE STORY:

My name is Natalie Castellanos and I was 35 years when I was diagnosed with a chronic kidney condition called IGA Nephropathy. I was devastated and heart broken to hear I would eventually lose kidney function and have to start dialysis to sustain life. So here I am at 37 years old and have been on dialysis since December 2012. I have no living donors for a kidney. Hearing you have kidney failure isn't easy to hear at any age but it was especially hard for my husband and me to hear because we were newlyweds and wanting to start a family. Due to my kidney problem, I am unable to have a baby until I have a successful transplant.

This time in our lives is difficult for my family because I lost my job of 6 years while on medical leave due to my kidney failure. Unfortunately, I did not have enough Family Medical Leave time because I used half of it when my husband was in the hospital having 3 brain surgeries to revise his shunt. So I'm calling all Angels to hear my prayers and donate a kidney to me. Having a new kidney would mean I wouldn't have to do dialysis daily, I would have more energy, and live a more active lifestyle. I would not feel as sick and feel less pain. I could possibly be a mother and be more free to eat food I'm unable to eat like potatoes, tomatoes, dairy products and chocolate (just to name a few). In addition to my need for a kidney I am in need of money to help with medical expenses (medication, MediCare, and future transplant costs). If you are unable to donate money or a kidney, just reading this and spreading organ donor awareness would mean the world to me and others in a similar situation.

For those who are interested in possibly becoming a living kidney donor for me (patient: Natalie Castellanos). I am registered on the kidney transplant list at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information, Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KidneyDonorQuestions/

Or contact my Transplant specialists at Cedars Sinai Medical Center:
Donors with last name starting with A-K contact: Jessica Contreras (310) 423-8463
Donors with last name starting with L-Z contact: Enrique Becerra (310) 423-4718

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