Marvin Kimbrough


A donated living kidney would very appreciated

I am 66 years old and my journey with kidney disease started in 2012 when my primary care physician told me I should see a nephrologist because my blood work indicated my kidneys were started to fail. I was working as a physical therapist at that 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 that my kidney failure was due to allergic reaction to bactrim. I recovered but was told that I had Polycystic Kidney Disease. Later on I was told I had developed adrenal tumor (pheochromocytoma) and right adrenal gland removed in 2016 at which time a cancerous tumor was noted in my right kidney. In 2017, right kidney cancer was treated with cryoablation.

In July of 2019, I had both kidneys removed due to cancer in both kidneys and polycystic kidney diseased. Therefore, I have been on dialysis for 2 and half years. Dialysis has interfered with my fond of traveling and has limit my photography. Going to dialysis drains your energy therefore interferes with my photography. I don't to travel like I use to. So I only get to photograph locally if I have the energy. Most days after dialysis is focus on recovering from the effects of dialysis and then the days that I don't have dialysis is spent trying to enjoy those days no matter how I feel because you don't know what the next day will be like.

A kidney transplant would mean to enjoy life more abundantly and enhance my love of photography. I would travel more frequently and maybe get a chance to fulfill my bucket list of traveling internationally

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


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