The Most Precious Gift of All

I have had numerous requests from followers who would love to hear things from the donor’s perspective and today I am so happy to share with you Laurie’s story.  The following is taken from an article published in the Zululand Observer Newspaper and was to create awareness around the dire need for organ donors. “Right…

Life Changing

As I sit and reflect on how my life has changed since the end of last year and how blessed I am to wake up to each new day… I have the biggest smile on my face and so thankful…every new day is a gift and I will always treat it that way. Here I…

The Time has Come

As we approach the end of 2016, I reflect on the last year and the incredible journey I have been on. It has been a bitter sweet year. One I want to forget but one I will remember and hold true to my heart and that I will forever be grateful for, for the rest…

So the adventure begins

On the 1st September 2015, Laurie Smith made the most selfless decision anyone could ever make…she made the decision to donate her kidney. Laurie has been a friend of my husband’s family for over 15 years. She heard about my condition through the family, and said that she was willing to check her compatibility as…

Organ Donor Walk

On the 14th August, Laurie, my donor and I, together with our families and friends, took part in the Organ Donor Foundation 5km Walk on Durban’s beachfront to create awareness for the need of organ donors in KZN. It was such a fun day out with such a positive feeling of hope and determination from…

I survived a year!

This month, I have been on dialysis for a year…I survived a year! Well, technically I have survived 4 years since been diagnosed with kidney failure but this last year I finally gave in and began dialysis treatment…and to be honest, it hasn’t been as scary as I thought. Looking back, if I had known…

It’s a match!

It’s been a while since I last wrote and that’s because I have been waiting for the right time to share with you all the most amazing news! I have a potential donor!! As you are aware, the only “cure” right now for this dreaded disease, once your kidneys have failed, is a kidney transplant.…