Be Our Hero!
Meet Mary Ashley, our precious 11-year-old daughter. Mary Ashley was born with a kidney disease that caused her to need a kidney transplant when she was only 20 months old. We were so blessed by her first donor! His selfless donation gave her the chance to enjoy life to the fullest. Unfortunately, this kidney is no longer working and Mary Ashley is in desperate need of another transplant.
Due to antibodies she built up to the first kidney and from numerous transfusions, it is very difficult to find her a matching donor. She is only a match for 1% of the population. Her best chance at finding a match is from a living donor.
We have been so blessed by the numerous friends, family, and members of our community who have been tested to give her a kidney. Unfortunately, we still do not have a match. She has been on dialysis for a year and a half, but has had many complications and her quality of life and health are deteriorating.
Our family would be so grateful to anyone willing to consider being a living donor. Here are some things you should know about living donations:
- All medical expenses are covered for the donor.
- Anyone in good health between the ages of 18 and 55 can be tested.
- Finding out if you are a match requires only a blood test.
If you’d like more information about being tested, please contact Sara Parker at 843-792-4722 or Charlene Barbot at 843-830-3403.
We are so appreciative of the prayers, support, and the many selfless, caring people willing to give our child her life back! Thank you!
Chip and Charlene Barbot