By Bailey Miller
Simone Karustis is a student athlete at Wilson and her mother has just been put on dialysis for stage 5 kidney failure. Simone’s mother Lucinda, age 59, was diagnosed a year ago with kidney failure. Simone and her sister started the process of becoming a potential kidney donor in February but were unfortunately denied.
Dialysis is a treatment to remove waste products and excess fluid from the blood to keep the kidneys functioning properly. This is only a temporary treatment; therefore, Lucinda needs a donor as soon as possible.
Lucinda is having being treated at Penn Medicine Transplant Institute. If you or anyone you know would be interested in registering to be a living kidney donor, please visit penntransplant.donorscreen.org. Please spread the word and help Simone and her family during this dire time.
Simone’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simone’s cell: (484) 881-2782
Read more about becoming a living kidney donor here: https://healthcare.utah.edu/transplant/living-donor/kidney/10-things-to-know-living-kidney-donation.php