A vibrant rainbow of a girl happens to need a kidney. In this documentary, her friend Damienne Merlina talks about how she is inspired by Mary Ashely and why she is her shero.

Urgent Update! September 2022

On September 15th, the Barbot family got the call they’d been waiting for…a kidney was ready for Mary Ashley! The family boarded a flight to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California and on September 16th, Mary Ashley received this life-saving gift. The kidney is working as it should!

This is from a FaceBook update: Today, September 18th is a very painful day for Mary Ashley Barbot. She is still in ICU, but her fever is down and the kidney seems to be functioning as we would hope. Her blood pressure is still a concern and comfort of course. Please keep those prayers coming.

Donations are needed and greatly appreciated! MaryAshley is expected to recover in the hospital for upwards of three months.

Donations can be sent to https://cota.org/campaigns/COTAforMaryAshleyStrong
Venmo @charlene_barbot
GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/59178df2

Follow her Facebook for the latest updates:https://www.facebook.com/maryashley.barbot

Looking for a Lifesaver!

Our precious daughter Mary Ashley, was born with kidney disease and received a kidney transplant at just 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 had to be removed.

Mary Ashley is in desperate need of another transplant and her best chance at finding a match is from a living donor.

Mary Ashley shows off her new cat-ear headband while sitting in a hospital bed in March 2018.

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.

We have been so blessed by the numerous friends, family, and members of our community who have been tested to give her a kidney, Mary Ashley has not found her match yet. She has been on dialysis since 2013 and has experienced many complications, causing her health and quality of life to suffer. As you don’t exactly fit into the ideal lifestyle of a teenager

Our family would be so grateful to anyone willing to consider being a living donor. 

MA and Alli ready for prom

If you’d like more information about being tested, please contact Charlene Barbot at

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 & Charlene