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FACEBOOK HELPS FIND WOMAN LIFE SAVING TRANSPLANT
When Elise Solloway, of Woodward, Okla., received a call from her sister with family news – her life changed. Elise’s sister, Catherine, had just been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney and Liver Disease (PKD).
Neither of them had ever heard of the disease – and no one in the family had been diagnosed either. Catherine found out she had the disease by accident – she had a CT scan on her lower back for a suspected tumor, but instead she found an enlarged liver covered with fluid-filled cysts. The scan discovered that both of her kidneys were covered with cysts as well.
Neither Elise or Catherine could find medical records showing their mother or father had PKD. No one in the family had the disease, either.
Catherine advised Elise to go to the doctor to check and see if she also had PKD. The next week, she had blood drawn for lab work and a scheduled ultrasound. Both revealed Elise inherited the disease and was at Stage 3 so she would need to be closely monitored.
CHESAPEAKE DONATES TO FOUNDATION AFTER ENERGY GAMES
Pictured: Katy Smith, LifeShare VP of Communications; Brenna Holasek, Chesapeake Employee; Amy Ewald, Chesapeake Employee; Jeffrey Orlowski, LifeShare President and CEO.
The LifeShare Foundation recently received a financial donation from Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The donation came after the company’s employee driven fundraiser for the energy games.
Amy Ewald, a Chesapeake employee, recently lost a friend who was able to be an organ donor, so she proposed to donate the groups proceeds to the LifeShare Foundation. Everyone agreed – and they were able to gift LifeShare with $2,500.
We are incredibly thankful for this monetary gift to the LifeShare Foundation. These funds will be used to create awareness for the need for donors, will support transplant recipients, donor families and those waiting, and also encourage research in the organ donation field.