Hi. I am Louienaire, 18 years old. I was diagnosed with SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) secondary to Chronic Kidney Disease stage 5 (CKD 5) last September 2017 and I undergo dialysis thrice a week at NKTI.
2015 was the year when my heart palpitations started. We did some workups and we found out that I have MVP (Mitral Valve Prolapse). Everything went well, until last 2017. We started another workup, and I was diagnosed with Lupus and CKD 5. I had a lot of laboratory tests and medications (Medrol pulsing treatment) for 6 months. But we decided to stop because of its unhealthy side effects. Unfortunately, this treatment caused me to develop a cataract in both eyes.
July 18, 2018, we decided to undergo the procedure to remove the cataract from my right eye, but my left eye remains untreated. Aside from this, we also found out that I have an ovarian cyst and I had surgery to remove it last March 2019.
Last year, I was supposed to have my kidney transplant and my mom was gonna be my kidney donor. However, she also got diagnosed with Lupus back in January of last year so she wasn’t able to donate.
We are asking your generous hearts to help us make this operation possible. We are still looking for some possible kidney donors and are still trying to raise funds for my kidney transplant. I also wish for you to include me in your prayers. Thank you so much and God bless!