We have been married for 15 years and have dealt with kidney disease since we first met. Krishna has dealt with it since her teenage years. Our story is probably not much different than yours. We have seen many highs and lows and have received so much advice, some good and some bad. Krishna is on the list for her second transplant.
Who We Are
We are dedicated to sharing what we have learned with a sincere hope that we can help you get the information you need to shorten your wait time to receive a kidney. We have learned so much during this second journey on the waiting list. We are here to support you. We are fighting the battle along side you. We thought we knew everything there was to know, WE WERE WRONG!
Let us help you get the accurate information. You do not have to sit and wait, you can become active in your care, and dramatically shorten your wait time. What we have learned can work for many people. It will take work, and you will have to change what you think you know and be ready to take some serious action. We will show you what we have learned.
Krishna is 37 years old and has dealt with kidney disease since her early teenage years. She was able to avoid kidney failure until 2009 when she was told she would need a transplant. Fortunately, a friend of my brother's, whom we love dearly, stepped up and gave her a kidney.
The new kidney rejected in 2014, and Krishna went on dialysis for the first time. The cause of the rejection is largely unknown. Kidneys do not last forever, and in reality, it should have lasted longer. We have lived with what we could have done to save it for the past two years, and have accepted that we must move on and receive a new transplant. Krishna had a very difficult time after the rejection. I was devastated as well. I watched my wife go from sick, to very healthy, then to the sickest I have ever seen her while on dialysis.
We became foster parents during the five years Krishna enjoyed good health after her transplant. We were blessed with a child who was placed with us so that we could help her with dialysis. Our daughter's transplant took place in 2014, just one short week before Krishna went back into kidney failure. Talk about a strange turn of events. There was a complete role reversal, our child became well, and Krishna was fighting in the hospital to save her kidney.
We have been clawing our way towards a new transplant every since that dreadful day in 2014 when the kidney went into rejection. Krishna became listed in our home state of Indiana and got ready to wait on dialysis for four or five years like we thought she had to. If you are on dialysis now, you may feel like she did. That is a long time.
Then I stumbled into some life-changing information that gave us a new spark and gave us hope for a much quicker path to her second transplant. I learned that certain regions of the country have dramatically reduced wait times. If we could travel and be away from home for a while, we could cut several years of waiting. It will be tough, but it is indeed possible. It will take some fundraising, time away from our loved ones, and work, but it is POSSIBLE!
Whew! Now you are all caught up. We are right there with you. We are on the list, we are trying to figure out how to pay for the transplant and the travel. We have hope and decided Iowa is not too far to go for a transplant. We are doing whatever it takes. We want good health for you too.
We know how to set up fundraisers, we have started our own company to help patients in need. We know where to look to find the shortest wait times. We know what it will take, and we are going to share with you everything we experience as we take this new approach to Krishna's well being. We will not sugar coat our emotions or experiences along the journey.
We wish nothing but the best for you and your loved ones. We hope to hear from you and hope to serve in any way we can as you experience your own journey.
Ron and Krishna Marcoux