"Hello John, Welcome to transplantfriends. I am so happy that you received a kidney from your sister and you are doing so well after 4 years. You can join the kidney forums on this site and we also have a sister site that is very…"
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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
I was diagnosed with FSGS and within 6 months the kidney failed. I was too sick for a transplant - so I was on hemo and peritoneal dialysis for a year.
My sister and living donor, Judy Couwels gave me the incredible gift of life!
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
4 1/2 years
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
No one can understand a transplant recipient better than a transplant recipient.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
I gives me freedom; freedom from machines, freedom from carrying dialyses solutions on vacation, freedom from the daily thoughts of dying, and freedom to live life always remembering the precious gift of life my sister Judy Couwels gave me.
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Hello John, Welcome to transplantfriends. I am so happy that you received a kidney from your sister and you are doing so well after 4 years. You can join the kidney forums on this site and we also have a sister site that is very active--transplantbuddies. I am so glad that you have a wonderful supportive in your sister Judy. We look forward to getting to know you better through your posting on both sites. Wishing you the best.