My name is Janette W. Chaney, the mother of Shamekia R. Chaney. Shamekia is a beautiful person both inside an out and would give the shirt off of her back to help someone else. Shamekia was involved in a head-on-collision 11/03/15 by an elderly
Woman who did not have insurance leaving Shamekia broken up from the (waist down), her injuries included a broken pelvis, broke thigh, shattered knee cap, she's had a total hip replacement and has a permanent left drop foot along with chronic pain all over her body she still press to strife to do her best daily. Shamekia suffers from memory lose but continues to be a fighter and refuses to give up, she's strong and remains positive with hopes of receiving a kidney transplant.
Shamekia has major health issues with CKD, she has constant chronic pain in her whole body especially in the upper back and where her legs meet the torso-on the same side as her failing kidney and hip replacement, she becomes tired easily because her heart is working hard because of her weight and the need of a kidney transplant ASAP.
Shamekia need's an (O Positive) Living Kidney Donor with hope to live a long productive life.
A transplant would mean the world to Shamekia. It means she would be able to live life longer, and to gain a better quality of life where she would no longer need to take dialysis. Her energy level would be higher where she'll be able to accomplished what life and God has for her to fulfilled her dream of becoming a Life Coach spreading the word to young people and others all over the world about her accident experiences and kidney disease. Shamekia have cried so many tears because of the pain she has endured and not overcome but manages on a daily bases, a transplant would be a Gift from God and her Donor. Shamekia has overcome so much for a young person to go through and would never be able to get the almost 6 years she lost since her accident in 11/2015 but through God's Grace and Mercy she keeps pushing.
Shamekia and I are spreading the word of the urgency of her needing a Living Donor (O Positive) kidney to families, friends and neighbors. She wrote a story and placed it on social media and asking them to share her story with others to help her receive a living donor. A neighbor placed her name and story on her church website to help spread the word that Shamekia need's a Living-Donor O-Positive kidney.
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Shamekia Chaney's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire
There are currently 120,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant in the U.S. Of these, 100,000 await kidney transplants.
The median wait time for a kidney transplant is 3-5 years and can vary depending on health, compatibility, and where you live.
In 2014, 17,107 kidney transplants took place in the U.S. Of these, 11,570 came from deceased donors and 5,537 came from living donors.
Every 14 minutes someone is added to the kidney transplant waitlist.
A kidney from a living donor lasts longer and begins functioning more quickly than a kidney from a deceased donor.
In 1995, kidney donation became minimally invasive with a procedure called laparoscopic nephrectomy, which only requires four small incisions. Hospital stay is typically only 3 days after this operation.
Not blood type compatible with your recipient to be a living donor? Kidney Paired Donation (the “kidney swap” program) enables incompatible candidates with a living donor to receive a kidney from a compatible donor.
Last year, over 700 living donor kidney transplants occurred using Kidney Paired Donation.
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