Marilyn Gerard

Shamekia Chaney Needs A LIVING Kidney DONOR

Shamekia Chaney's Journey

Shamekia R. Chaney is my niece. What I admire about Shamekia is her outgoing personality, her leadership skills and how she always includes all of her cousins in whatever she plan or does. I love her singing and her boldness and not being afraid of any challenge. As a result of her accident, constant pain and the need for a kidney donor she has become more of an introvert and not that outgoing person that I know.

Prior to the accident Shamekia had plans to go out on her own. I remember her telling me auntie when you visit relatives in Alabama stay overnight with me in Georgia, because she had plans on purchasing a home. She had plans to LIVE her life to the fullest. With kidney failure she's missing out on life. If I could donate one of mine I would have done it from the very start of this journey.

A transplant would allow Shamekia to resume her life and live it to the fullest. Shamekia would not have to worry about so many doctors appointments and most of all dialysis. She would not have to depend on her parents for added support. I'm positive any person (especially a young person in the prime of their life) would NOT want to go through dialysis. A kidney transplant would mean LIFE and the world to Shemekia.

I'm Marilyn Warren-Gerard Aunt of Shamekia Chaney. I have been asking friends and family to support Shamekia cause if at all possible. It's difficult and overwhelming to ask for such a personal request. If you can find it in your heart please become a donor.


Become Shamekia Chaney's Donor

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

University of Alabama at Birmingham

619 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL, 35233

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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.

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