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Jeff is in desperate need of a new kidney. In 2008 he received a kidney transplant that served him well. In the fall of 2019, it began to fail.
At the start of 2020, his previous transplant was removed and he was placed on a transplant list. While waiting, his kidney function completely failed. He has no kidney function and started hemodialysis in February 2021. Because his kidneys no longer work, the only way to remove fluids that used to pass through his bladder is by dialysis.
In June 2021, Jeff moved to home dialysis to provide more flexibility and more frequent, gentler dialysis.
Dialysis is 4 hr/per day, four times a week, and leaves Jeff feeling lousy and wiped out for the rest of the day. He feels like a shell of himself on dialysis days.
Support during dialysis never hurts
The color of the mustache changes but love never does
Showing the kids how to corn hole
Taking in the Patriots
2018 AFC Championship game
Susan, Jeff's wife of 43 years is a wife, partner, and now a dialysis technician. She runs every dialysis session and manages equipment and deliveries while caring for the love of her life. This means calling the medical team about machine alarms and being in every donation meeting while putting her husband's needs before her own.
Sue has put her husband's care above doing things she loves, like traveling, exploring the outdoors, and being active in her community.
A donation will give both Jeff and Susan a new chance to experience life!