Marvin Kimbrough


A donated living kidney would very appreciated

My name is Marvin Kimbrough. I am 66 years old and my journey with kidney disease began in 2012 when my primary care physician told me that I should see a nephrologist because my blood work indicated that my kidneys were starting to fail. I was working as a physical therapist at the time and had been a physical therapist since 1977. In 2014, I was admitted to the hospital for kidney failure for the first time. I was told that my kidney failure was due to an allergic reaction to bactrim. I recovered and was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Later I was told I had developed an adrenal tumor (pheochromocytoma) and my right adrenal gland was removed in 2016 at which time a cancerous tumor was noted in my right kidney. In 2017 my right kidney was treated with cryoablation due to the cancer.

In July 2019 I had both kidneys removed due to cancer in both kidneys and PKD, thus I have been on dialysis 3 times a week for the past 2 1/2 years. I thank God for dialysis because it keeps me, and so many others, alive! I have my good days and some not so good days. Fatigue is one of the major side effects. I enjoy traveling, including hiking and exploring National and state parks, and I love landscape photography. I don't get to travel like I used to because of my dialysis schedule and loss of energy so I explore opportunities to take pictures locally when I have the energy. My dialysis days are generally focused on recovering from the effects of dialysis and then the days that I don't have dialysis are spent trying to enjoy those days no matter how I feel because you don't know what the next day will bring.

A kidney transplant would mean the ability to enjoy life more abundantly, including spending quality time with my family and friends. I would travel more frequently, enhance my love for photography and maybe get a chance to fulfill my bucket list of traveling internationally. Now that I am retired I am also looking forward to giving back in terms of service in my community.

So I am looking for a living donor to prolong my life. Most people don't realize that you can live a long and productive life with one kidney. A living donor can change another person's life immensely and I would be so grateful.


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Johns Hopkins Hospital

1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD, 21287

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