Hello, all! I'm new here. Almost 5 years ago my friend, Kevin, lost both kidneys to cancer. I told him often that I would gladly give him a kidney and quickly started to have the feeling that I really would be the one to help him. I just felt like I knew it. He had to be cancer-free for 4.5 years before they would even let us start talking about testing. I continued to let Kevin know that I was taking good care of "his" kidney.
In the mean time I felt led by the Lord to finally get my weight under control. I joined Jenny Craig and in 16 months lost 114 lbs. I knew that wieght loss was the best thing for my health but I had no idea that Kevin's life might be riding on my success as well. It had never dawned on me that being so overweight would disqualify me from testing, let alone donation.
Finally in mid December three of us potential donors and Kevin all had blood drawn on the stame day. It was just over a week ago that I found out that I was the best match (one other person was also a match). I have appointments on 1/30 and 2/1 to get all of the next-step tests done. If all goes well we're hoping for an April sugery date.
With all my heart I know that God told me all those years ago that I would be giving my kidney to Kevin. He saw to it that I got myself healthy in the mean time and He is going to make this happen. I'm so thrilled to be able to serve Him in this way. I'll never give birth but now I can give life! Please join me in prayer that my testing goes flawlessly so that we stay on track to get Kevin a kidney.