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James Grayes

Hello, my name is James and I am one of the Mentors with the ReMend Mentoring Program for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients in the San Diego County area.


I have the kidney disease called Hypertensive Nephroschleriois.  In December 1994 my kidney function dropped below 10%.  On Janurary 6th, 1995 I began hemodialysis.  On June 11th, 1997 I received my first kidney transplant.  The donor kidney came from my youngest daughter.  Unfortunately in 1999, I was involved in a head-on collision car wreck.  As a result of that accident, I lost my transplanted kidney.  I went back on hemodialysis at Gateway East Dialysis Center.  On November 5th, 2011 I received my second transplant at Sharp Memorial Hospital.  My kidney is working well with a creatinine level that is normal.

“I received my first transplant from my youngest daughter. 18 years later her daughter, my grand daughter, offered to donate her kidney to me”


I live in San Diego, CA.  I am willing to travel anywhere in San Diego County to provide mentoring support for those that require the support of a mentor.


Language spoken is English.