UPDATE! Peggy Received A Kidney!!!!
Miracle in Fairfield! This past June I was in my backyard watering my roses when my new neighbor, Christine Jenny, came over to the stone wall and introduced herself and her three delightful children. I was very impressed by her friendliness and thought what s lovely person. A few days later she emailed me and said she had seen my poster regarding my need for a kidney transplant at the Fairfield Library, She had gone to my website and Facebook page and had started researching the donation process. And then she said,"if I am a suitable match, I would love to donate my kidney to you". I was elated and overjoyed by her generous offer.
The next step was to determine her suitability as a candidate by going through Yale's rigorous testing program. Soon she emailed me and said WE WERE A MATCH!!!' The transplant process could go forward! In addition to a battery of tests, this required the approval of her husband, Mike, and children Davis, Charlotte, and JR.
And so on September 12th, Christine Jenney gave me The Gift of Life by donating her kidney to me.
This transplant was a Miracle brought on by God's intervention. He arranged for Christine and her family to be my neighbors and for Christine to be my guardian angel. There are angels here on earth and I have had the privilege of knowing one, Christine. I am so grateful to Christine and her family for her generosity and sacrifice.
This transplant would not have been possible without Yale accepting me as a candidate for the program, Dr. Battra's surgical expertise, and the great care from the nurses' and support staff, as well as the support and prayers that have been said on my behalf.
Thank you to everyone.
Praise the Lord!!!!
PEGGY K. (prior to the donation)
Here’s a story about a wonderfully dynamic woman who has taken charge of her search for a kidney and is doing everything right. Now we just have to help to find her a donor!
Meet Peggy. Peggy is as full of life as any 20 year-old, which comes as no surprise since most of her relatives were healthy up to or beyond 100 years. Peggy plays duplicate bridge, is active in her book club and participates in her sorority at UConn, and she is in excellent health apart from her kidneys.
Peggy has polycistic kidney disease, and her kidneys are at the end of their ability to function. She hasn’t taken this situation passively; she has been on the search for a donor through her website and her Facebook page. Not ready to stop there, she has been featured on a local Channel 12 broadcast where she was joined by Senator Blumenthal, written about by her alma mater here, and showcased in the local newspaper.
Peggy’s website is http://www.kidneyforpeggy.com/ and her Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/margaret.karbovanec . Seriously, folks, anyone who is this proactive for herself deserves the chance to really enjoy the next thirty years of her active life. Please share this post and let’s see what we can make happen for Peggy, thank you.