Chris has suffered from neurological damage since birth, leading to endocrine issues as a child and diabetes in adulthood. He recently suffered from a wound that would not heal, amputations, a stroke, and acute kidney damage. Now doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary for his survival.
Today, his activities are quite limited due to overwhelming fatigue and nausea. Chris looks forward to the kidney transplant that will allow him to regain his sense of adventure. He is ready to spend many more years with his family adding pins to his map of memories, but right now, Chris needs your help.
Chris has suffered from neurological damage since birth which led to decades of endocrine issues as a child and diabetes in adulthood. Now doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary for his survival.
Kidney transplants performed from living donors may have several advantages compared to transplants performed from deceased donors.
100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant.
You have two kidneys, each about the size of an adult fist, located on either side of the spine just below the rib cage. Although they are small, your kidneys perform many complex and vital functions that keep the rest of the body in balance.