Some of you already know this but for those of you who dont.. I started on dialysis on May 4, 2009 after being diagnosed with a genetic birth defect that has caused my kidneys to fail. Right now my kidneys are in “acute renal failure” which means I can only live with dialysis 3 times a week or a transplant. Of the few living family members that I have no one can help right now so I’m on the national list in line to receive a transplant. Until now Ive always felt personal health issues should be guarded privately.
Please don’t take it personally if you a friend and I haven’t already told about this. I’ve been learning to deal with it and have found it difficult for me to talk about at times. I hope you understand. I do want to make it clear that I am not in any way soliciting for someone to sell or donate a kidney to me. I just want to create awareness and find out peoples opinion on the specific subject outlined in this video.. please watch it and let me know what you think.
I decided to break my silence in sl about my health condition because for obvious reasons im passionate about the idea in Reason TV’s video. I really don’t want to have to live another 8 years like this. Unless I get a miracle donor, this is how its looking now for me on the list. And for people in the US going on that list NOW its even longer. The rate of kidney failure is growing exponentially. And it really has become a crisis for me and thousands of others. To help create awareness Machinmatographer Chantal Harvey has graciously agreed to help me make a film from Second Life on the subject and I am open to any and all suggestions.
Thank you for listening,
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