TONY WAS FACED WITH DIFFICULT HEALTH CHALLENGES
My son, Tony, has faced difficult health challenges. Before he was born we found out that his kidneys were filled with cysts, and his lungs hadn’t fully developed. Tony’s life has been hard. When one form of dialysis would fail, they would start him on another. On my 23rd birthday, Tony was in the hospital on hemodialysis and getting an antibiotic for a staph infection. My family prayed for him and performed an American Indian ceremony.
Two days later Tony got his kidney transplant. There have been some bumps in the road, but my 10-year-old has learned to walk, climb up a rock wall and is able to attend elementary school. I will continue to thank God and Ted’s family for the generous donation that saved Tony’s life.