Hello my name is Nancy. I’m Victoria’s momma. Victoria is a beautiful young lady that her father and I are very very proud of. Victoria and I love to dance, go out on walks, watch girlie movies, paint on canvas, cook, exercise, and spend quality one on one time. There’s never enough time to enjoy each other’s company. Victoria is my Baby Girl and I luv her so much. My Baby Girl is a charismatic, intelligent, beautiful, dedicated, big hearted, has determination to exceed at all times and is always showing perseverance young lady.Victoria has always been one that knows what she wants in life and for her future goals.
Kidney failure has not beaten Victoria. She will continue to shine and strive to become the best at what she wants to be in life. She has needed to pause her life in continuing her studies and receive her PhD in Chemistry because of her medical needs. Her studies had been her primary goal and has now been stopped. This is the root to her feeling like she has failed to become what she wanted to be since she was 15. She definitely misses being able to hang out later than 8pm and doing things with her friends and family. Performing dialysis daily at night has restricted her and confined the ability to interact with others. She hates the feeling of having to make others accommodate for her medical needs. People don’t seem to understand her medical needs and sometimes make her feel unimportant. As a mother it hurts to see your child cry and try to explain that it will be okay. How many okays, how many hugs and how many kisses will it take? For me as many as I can continue to give her even to my last ounce of strength and breathe. Receiving a transplant would make Victoria do a whole 360!!! She will be able to go back and continue her love in becoming a Chemist major and receive her PhD. Share her talents and teach students. Victoria has a life goal of winning the notorious Nobel Prize!!! She’ll have the freedom to enjoy life at all hours of the day and not feel confined or frowned upon because of her medical needs.
I want to first say thank you for giving us La Familia Acosta the ability to write and speak through this site to help Victoria’s medical situation come to light and help her receive a living donor transplant. It hasn’t been easy on Victoria. Please share and help Victoria receive a new life by making others aware about living donors transplant and how it changes lives. Help Victoria receive a new light in life. Please, please share and give life to in need!!! Help Victoria so she can continue to exceed and shine through her full potential!!!!
If you are considering being a living donor please use links below to contact Victoria Acosta's Transplant Center. Begin by completing the donor questionnaire
UNC Medical Center, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Did you know?
Medical expenses for living organ donors are 100% covered, and inquires from potential donors are 100% confidential! Contact the Transplant Center to learn more about living donation.More Donor FAQs
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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