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Vanessa's Kidney Journey :(

Organized by: Vanessa White

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I am creating this fundraiser in hopes to raise money to help me pay medical bills, prescriptions, and proper kidney diet  foods.


Hello i'm Vanessa and i am starting this fundraiser for myself. I'm 41 years old and i was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (kidney failure) It's very hard to talk about this because i feel it could have been prevented. The doctors don't even know how long i was without kidney function. I was sleepy times 20 for about a week. I was going to work in that condition telling my boss i need to get Iron pills. Not knowing i was in a very critical health situation that could have very well ended my life that day. But god had other plans for me. I was dog tired at ALL times and falling asleep at work and at home. When i would get home from work, i would just lay on the floor. My appetite was totally gone. All i could do was fall into very very deep sleeps. My co worker, who i call my angel told me i didn't seem right and that maybe i should have the paramedics come to the job and check my vitals.Knowing i should've been went to the emergency room when this first started, but i was fearing bad news, that i still ended up getting. They did come out. They took my blood pressure and told me i need to get to the emergency room because it was 230/120. My sister in law came and picked me up and got me to the hospital. When they told me my kidneys didn't work, i knew i wasn't going home. They shuttled me out to a different hospital and there i was for 2 weeks. I had no health insurance, so i was getting billed for so much!! The hardship of this disease caused me not to be able to work because dialysis is taking up so much time. Going to dialysis is just now starting to hit me mentally. I no longer work because dialysis was running into my work time and it was only a part time job as it was. Everyone looks at me being such a strong person but not REALLY knowing how i'm feeling inside. I had a friend that was going to be my donor. But she recently got disqualified because of something to do with her own health. I was heartbroken. But i still have faith!! I still haven't broken down yet because i'm secure in knowing God has my situation in his hands. It may take time, but he is always right on time. Thank You so much for reading my inner story! I am really starting to feel the depression of going to dialysis because it takes so much time. But i try to hold my head up high! I get calls everyday from doctors offices wanting to collect funds and i have so much on my plate day to day as it is. Its all so very overwhelming to me. Never been in such a critical health situation:( I tell everyone, once i'm well i will be writing a great book! Hopefully it can inspire someone else's life!!! Life can change drastically from one day to the next. I didn't truly realize this until it happened to me.


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