I am writing this message on behalf of my wife, Wiem, an End-Stage Renal Disease patient, Secondary to Lupus Nephritis.
She is only 32 years old, Hypertensive, and on Dialysis since March 2015.
While doctors, physicians, and the transplant team think she is still medically suitable to undergo the procedure, but after waiting about 4 long years on the hospital organ donation wait list, and after all the complications and suffering she has undergone; We are expressing our desire for a kidney transplant.
You certainly have an idea that getting regular dialysis treatments, usually three times a week for four hours at a time, will help her kidneys do their job and keep her alive, but a transplant would offer her more freedom and the ability to live a longer, healthier, more normal life. A transplant would also give her more time to do the fun things she enjoy most, like spending time with her family and friends.
However, finding a kidney for a transplant is not easy. Time is not on our side. Some wait for years; many die while waiting. However, there is another option: receiving a kidney from a living donor. Unfortunately this costs a huge amount of money that we can afford..
Thank you all very much, and looking forward for your help saving my wife’s life.
Mohamed Al-Amin BenBrahim