It’s been an amazing week. I may have helped to find a kidney donor for my husband’s Uncle by posting this on my Facebook page:
See that? Eight minutes short minutes after I posted the link to David Goldman’s Facebook Page dedicated to helping him find a living kidney donor, my friend Michelle popped up and offered to get tested. Just like that.
The next morning, Michelle called the University of Minnesota and offered to get tested on behalf of David. Since then, Michelle has done a lot of research. She knows what she’s in for as a donor. More important, she truly believes that this was “meant to be.” She’s still waiting for her test to arrive, so we have no news to share other than the fact that we are are still waiting. We’re new to the waiting game for this process, but David isn’t.
David is a writer, and he’s blogged about what it’s like to wait, and wait, on a transplant. As David says, the waiting harder for his family – his wife, Deb, and his son, Lenny.
In the meantime, if you’d like to get tested (it’s a very simple initial first test) you can do so by calling University of Minnesota Transplant Center at 1-800-328-5465 and select option 1. Tell them you want to donate to David Goldman. They’ll just ask you a few simple questions and send you a kit to bring to your doc. All costs are covered by David’s insurance company. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll be a match. Maybe you won’t. Karma will be on your side on this one. I know that.
I’m excited about this process. I pray that Michelle will be able to be a donor for Uncle David. And if it’s not Michelle, maybe it will be you. I hope this is the beginning of the end of a very beautiful story. I hope.