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Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I wish to connect with people who have gone through the same things I have. Being diagnosed with Kidney Disease at 19, I often felt lost. I am always interested in meeting new people and attaining new information on transplants and immunosuppressant medications.

Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

University Hospital Cleveland

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Transplantation has greatly changed my life in many ways. It has for one given me a greater appreciation for life, created a stronger bond between me and my brother who was my donor, and most of all it has given me hope.

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  • Happy birthday Jenessa! I hope you had a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturday, Sunday and Monday starting at 3 pm eastern/ 2 pm central time. Hope to see you there!

  • Happy birthday Jenessa! Have a great day! You should check out chat some time. We meet on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 p.m. CDT. Hope to see you there!

  •   Happy Birthday Jenessa !!

  • How are you doing Jennesa.. I haven't heard from you in a while... I am still battling the weight issue and my nephrologist said either I lose the weight or lose the kidney... made me nervous and irritated... I have been walking but I guess I will have to go back to the gym and take a lot of classes.  My endocrinologist has been finding more and more things wrong with me but hopefully we will get them under control.. I am now diabetic, have osteoporosis, super low vitamin D, low vit B12 and low magnesium, high cholestrol, etc  so I now I take 10 more pills!!  Let me know how u r doing...


  • Hey haven't talked to you in awhile was wondering how you were doing???

  • I am doing great!!! Been busy...My father in law had a stroke :( but he is doing well but they have found an aneurysm :( so we are just waiting for him to go to the doctors. I am also coaching 2 soccer teams and taking 4 college classes. How have you been?
  • hey Jenessa! I haven't talked to you in a while, so how are you doing? Let me know how things are going! :)



  • Hey Jenessa! I am actually doing ok. I went to see a hemotologist this past monday about me being so tired all the time, and my hemoglobin being so low, and they still aren't quite sure why. They have been giving me aranesp injections , and that has been a huge help to my hemoglobin and to my energy level, so i am feeling a bit better. I have to go next week to my transplant doctor to make sure everything is functioning well, which right now isn't the case. I actually think i have a urinary tract infection and last time it was treated it was resistant to two out of three oral drugs they gave me..... I'm not sure what they are going to do at this point...... How are you doing? I hope that you are doing well!


  • Hi Jenessa, I'm doing good thanks. I had my transplant on friday 13th 2 years ago., but not to worry as everything went fine - lol. It must have been very difficult for you to be diagnosed so young. & kudos to you brother as well for donating his kidney to you. Keep well.
  • Great to hear all is well with you. After looking at your photo's it seems we have more in common than having a transplant, I see you like art. I also paint, mostly landscapes and seascapes. Do keep in contact. 

    Best Wishes, Rebecca  

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