Dale Vaughn


I love my family, friends, music, dogs & babies.

My name is Dale Vaughn. I was diagnosed with kidney failure six years ago and was recently advised that the disease has progressed to stage five, the top of the chart. I am now on dialysis to do the work of my kidneys. This treatment, which is three days a week for about 4 1/2 hours, is necessary to keep me alive while I wait for a kidney.

These treatments really zap my strength and energy. My wife has noticed that I have about three good hours a day and then it goes down hill from there. This keeps me from simple activities such as traveling, bike riding and walking, things I used to love to do.

My doctors have agreed that I will need a kidney transplant, and sooner rather than later. The longer I have to wait, the harder it is on my body as well as my spirit. The general donor list wait time can be 7-8 years in San Diego. That’s why we are encouraged to seek out donors on our own. I’m asking family and friends to put the word out for me to help me find possible willing donors. Thank you!


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Scripps Health

10666 N Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA, 92037

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