"The last thing anyone expects in life is to receive a transplant. I joined ReMend to help those in ESRD have a better understanding of what to expect during the dialysis and transplant processes from a patient’s point of view."
"I created a bucket list of 20 items while in the hospital getting my transplant. I'm proud to say that eight months later I completed an item on my list – I climbed Mt. Whitney! "
"Living life to the fullest does not have to end because of ESRD. It is up to you to make the most of your situation."
"Family, friends, my faith in God, and the utmost dedication from the endless support from my medical team inspired me that this second chance in life is worth all the effort to fight for it."
"Knowing that I had this disease at an early age helped me prolong the end stage thru diet and treating some of the side effects like high blood pressure aggressively."
“It was during this time that I realized how much support I would need from my family, friends, and my medical team. I knew that I would need to make a lifelong commitment to take charge of my health.”
"Having been blessed with a strong positive attitude along with the two wonderful donors, a wonderful Wife, Family and Friends gave me the will to survive the ordeals of ESRD."
"One must NEVER give up hope! Being diagnosed with ESRD is NOT a death sentence. It is just a new challenge on this journey we call life, and we don't have to face this part of the journey alone."
"It's been nearly 11 years since my transplant and I'm excited to be a part of ReMend to share my story and hopefully help people who are in the same situation."