Shelley's Search for a Kidney
We need your help...We would like to introduce you to Shelley, a valued part of the Chick-fil-A Epps Bridge family and she needs a kidney transplant. Please join us in praying for her and please consider being a donor for Shelley. Send us a message and we can tell you how to start the process. Also, please like and then share this post with as many people as possible. Thank you!
What you need to know to see if you are a match.
Blood Type A+
My name is Shelley Kurasaka. As some know, I have Polycystic Kidney Disease. This is a genetic disease in which cysts grow on the kidneys and eventually cause them to fail. My grandmother, biological mother, aunts and some cousins all had the disease. Their kidneys started failing around 50 and 60 years of age. I thought that would be the case for me, however at the age of 40, I already need a kidney transplant.
I grew up in Snellville, Ga. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management, worked as a manager for Outback Steakhouse for many years in Alabama.
Two years ago I was offered a position as a Manager at Chick-fil-A, Epps Bridge Parkway in Athens, GA, which is where I currently live.
I have wonderful parents, 2 great siblings and their families, and a cat named Allie. I am also a huge Alabama Fan “Roll Tide”.
There are many reasons why I need a kidney. I am quite young, and I want to continue to lead an active and involved life with my family and friends. I want to continue my great career at Chick-fil-A, in Athens. I also believe that God has called me to be a good steward and to serve others. I am involved with the local food bank because it is dear to my heart and I want to continue serving as God leads.
Everything is in God’s hands, and through him, my angel will come forth and provide the gift of life to me.