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Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

Diabetes & associated renal complications

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

Pancreas & kidney (simultaneously)

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Cellcept, Rapamune & Prednisone Mostly vegetarian

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

2 years 2 months

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

Understanding and practical non-medical advice from those going through/been through the same joys and challenges. Very poor network for SPK in South Africa where SPK is still relatively rare

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

Wits Donald Gordon Mediclinic, Johannesburg, South Africa

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Taught me about dreaming again, staying grateful, and paying it forward. Living a healthy diet and living life to the fullest- like my donor is watching!

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Married, 41, mother to 3 furbabies - my german shepherd & 2 cats. I have an MBA and work full time in asset financing for a major bank, when not getting fitter and being involved in Organ Donor Awareness activities.

Share your interests and hobbies

Gardening, walking, race walking, occassionally hiking, paragliding, dog sport, cooking creatively, spending time with friends.

What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Durban South Africa

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  • Thanks everyone :-)

  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, Marilee.hug4.jpg

  • Hi Marilee

    Welcome to Transplant Friends!  I hope you are well.

  • Hi Marilee

    Welcome to Transplant Friends! So glad that you found us!

    Best wishes!

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