Hello, My name is Lorena. I am one of the Mentors with the ReMend Mentoring Program for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients in the San Diego County area.
KIDNEY DONOR EXPERIENCE
I worked as a Medical Assistant for the past 21 years and I’ve seen my share of patients start dialysis. You are attached to a machine 3 to 4 hours a day three times a week. Dialysis does keep you alive but that’s no way to live. I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life, to give them back the time dialysis takes away from having a fuller and more active life. I was able to do that on 02/09/2011 by being an altruistic kidney donor to someone in need of kidney donation. This is the best decision I have ever made. I am healthy and don’t feel any different then when I had two kidneys.
“I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life, to give them back the time dialysis takes away from having a fuller and more active life.”
I live in Chula Vista. I will travel anywhere in San Diego County to provide mentoring support.
I speak English and Spanish.