KIDNEY STORIES: A KIDNEY FOR SHANNON

Shannon has Polycystic Kidney Disease.  He has been on dialysis since September 2011.  His blood type is O  You can reach his transplant coordinatior at OHSU Oregon Health & Science Hospital in Portland OR. 503-494-3208
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Shannon and I have been married for 34 years.  We have two amazing sons.  One is married, has 3 children and lives about 4 hours from us in Bellingham, WA.  Our other son lives in Seattle about 2 hours away from us and is busy enjoying life and working hard.  Shannon was diagnosed with PKD in his late 20s when we found out that his mother had it.  In his 40s his kidneys began to fail.  September, …2011 he was hospitalized with diverticulitis, which we found out is common for PKD patients.  While in the hospital his kidneys failed and he began dialysis.  It has been difficult to adjust to his dialysis schedule and we miss being able to go to Bellingham to spend time with our grandchildren and Rockaway Beach with family.

 

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