KIDNEY STORIES: KIDNEY FOR OUR DADDY

Michael Schultz is 42 years old he is in need of a KIDNEY from someone willing to share their spare!
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Michael Schultz is a 42 year old husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.  He is in need of a KIDNEY from someone willing to share their spare! We are looking for someone in relatively good health.  Michael spoke with his Doctor today and his suggestion was for for us not to limit the blood type. Michael is set up for the shared donor program. Basically if we have someone willing to donate… but is not the right match, we can see if there is another donor on the list willing to swap donors. Long story short, you give me yours and I’ll give you mine.
If you are interested in getting tested to see if you are a match for Michael, please call the Kidney Donor Information Line at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1-206-341-1201 or 1-800-354-9527 ext. 11201.  Tell them you want to be tested as a possible match for Michael Schultz. Michael has two young daughters, finding a donor means not only changing his quality of life but gives them a healthy father to see them grow up.
Michael was diagnosed with kidney failure (IGA Nephropathy) in June of 1996.  His mom donated her kidney in December 1999; it lasted only 4 years. Michael has been on dialysis since December of 2003. He spent 5 years on peritoneal dialysis until an infection in 2008 resulted in him having to go to hemodialysis 3 times a week.
Michael has been married to his wife Carol for almost 10 years and they have two beautiful young daughters, with a house full of girls to keep him busy you can only imagine it can be a mix of good and bad days for his stamina level.
Before Michael was diagnosed with kidney failure he was a very athletically active person who worked full time and was always looking for the next big adventure. Today Michael goes to the local dialysis center three times a week for 3 ½ hour long visits each time.  Because of Michael’s prior transplant, it is much more difficult for him to find a match!
His doctor suggested we try social media as a way to get the word out. Michael has only been called 4 times in the past 9 years we are hoping this will work for us! Please share this information with as many people as you can, it only takes 1 person to change Michael’s life forever! Getting Michael back to the athletic active man that will get to watch his daughters complete all of life’s milestones is our goal! 
Will you help us? Please call the Kidney Donor Information Line at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. 1-206-341-1201 or 1-800-354-9527 ext. 11201.  Tell them you want to be tested to see if you are a match for Michael Schultz, we THANK YOU in advance.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Schultz (Michael’s wife) via Facebook by private message. 
 
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