I have kidney failure and I have been on dialysis since 2008. I ended up with kidney failure because I was a hard-working mother raising three kids working two full-time jobs and not taking care of myself properly. I had high blood pressure for two years and didn't know it which ate up my kidneys and I ended up with kidney failure and on dialysis. dialysis is hard I go to dialysis 3 times a week and 3 hours each treatment. It's very time consuming and I stay in and out of the hospital. I was going to school to be an RN couldn't continue my career because I always stay sick. My life goal is to become an RN so that I can help other people. That's who I am and because I'm a dialysis patient and have kidney failure is hard to achieve that goal. But I refuse to give up. With God on my side I have all the faith in him I know he would send me a kidney one day so I wait.

It's hard being on dialysis 3 days a week 3 hours each treatment. It's like having a part time job but at the same time I do appreciate it because it saved my life without that I couldn't live. But at the same time it's still hard. After each treatment your body is so tired and drained the only thing you can do is go home and lay down and sleep for hours. Sometimes you get sick after treatment

I encourage anyone to help anyone that they came by donating a kidney it's really not as bad as people think just think you're saving a life. And if anyone that's in the story would like to look into it just contact John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland and ask for the transplant center.



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1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD, 21287

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