KIDNEY STORIES: FIND A KIDNEY FOR CARRIE

Carrie is a 36 year old single mother.  She needs a kidney from someone with blood type O.  Her transplant center is in Wisconsin.  Dialysis since 7/5/10.
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I’m a 36 year old single mother of a wonderful and amazing 14 year old son. I have been a single parent since he was 5.  I need a kidney from someone with blood type O.   If you want to be tested to see if you are a match for me, please call donor team member Stephanie at Froedtert Medical Center at 1-414-805-0310. Tell them you wish to be tested for Carrie Webster. My story: My mother found out …while taking me to my well baby checks that I had blood in my urine.  I saw a lot of doctors growing up, but I never understood my situation.   After having my son in 2001, I became ill.  In 2002, I needed to start dialysis. I was so sick I didn’t remember even seeing doctor and having surgery to have my dialysis access created.  All the while on dialysis I was sick, had many infections and surgeries. My surgeon had only a few areas left to work with. In 2005, I got my call on a Friday night for a deceased donor kidney.  I was so happy but devastated that another family was grieving over the loss of their loved one.  With my newly transplanted kidney I was sick often and rejected a few times.   The doctors were able to bring my kidney back several times.  They were amazed that I fought that long trying to keep it going.  They said I was a fighter.   In 2010, they couldn’t save it anymore.   I had to begin dialysis again in July 2010. I have so many things going on that I hurt every day.  I have appointments all the time with different doctors.  I just recently got out of the hospital with a staph infection ended up going home with a hole in my arm that needed daily dressing and a vacuuming for healing.  I had numerous surgeries I lost count. When I walk into the doors at the hospital they all know me they say, “Hi Carrie.”   I fight every day for my son.  All my son knows is his mommy being sick and in and out of hospitals.  I live with my mother and she is my rock. Without her I don’t know what I would do.  She is always by my side thru all this and I love her very much.   I have a big family and most support me and wish they could donate but can’t due to something wrong with them.  That is why I am reaching out to the public asking for help.  Are you blood type O?   If you find it in your heart to test for me, please call Froedtert Medical Center at 1-414-805-0310.  The donor coordinator’s name is Stephanie.  Tell them you wish to be tested for Carrie Webster.  My insurance covers the cost of all pre-op testing and the transplant surgery. Thank you for taking time to read my story.  If you do not feel that living kidney donation is right for you, then I ask that you please share my page.  You never know who will end up seeing it.  It might just reach that special person…my future donor. Thank you, Carrie WebsterSee More
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