Wayne need a kidney transplant
Organized by: Lisa Leggett
Wayne's Time To Heal
February 14, 2016
My name is Dwayne Leggett and I suffer from kidney failure. I have End Stage Renal Disease and have been on dialysis since June 2008.
Chronic kidney disease is when a person suffers from gradual - and I'd usually permanent - loss of kidney function over time. 1 in every 8 adults has chronic disease - about 31 million people - but many don't know it. Chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure. About half a million people have kidney failure - with about 350,000 on dialysis and 150,000 having received kidney transplant. Chronic kidney disease is the nation's 9th leading causing death.
Although I am able to receive dialysis treatment,3 days a week,(Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday)at 4 hours in duration,receiving a kidney transplant will allow me to return to activities I onced loved such as working, being more independent,family time and travel. It is very difficult to have a normal life while on dialysis, not only my life is affected, my wife, my family endures as well, your life is forever changed: physically, mentally as well as emotionally.
I have finally decided to take charge of my life while having kidney failure and getting the necessary work-up in hopes to receive a kidney transplant. Dialysis is my life sustaining treatment and without it I would die!
I am asking,seeking donations, any amount great or small that will help me in being able to afford the anti-rejection medications needed once I receive my kidney transplant. The anti-rejection medication is very costly and the transplant coordinator from the Kidney Transplant Center at Duke University stated that fundraising should be done in advance to save funds to assist with obtaining those medications needed.I need to raise funds in the amount of 50,000
by February 2016 to continue on with the kidney transplant process. The reasoning behind this is because once I have received the kidney transplant,I will lose one or both of my insurancesaffordreceived because of my illness . If that happens I will not be able to afford the necessary medications needed.I greatly appreciate your consideration and support of this worthy cause.I appreciate any and all donations made as part of my fundraising efforts towards my kidney transplant.
Very Truly Yours,