My name is Joshua Batson. I am 25 years old, and I need a KIDNEY!!!
***MY BLOOD TYPE IS A, AND I CAN RECEIVE FROM ALL A AND O BLOOD TYPES***
I was diagnosed with FSGS (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis) at age 9. At age 19, my kidneys failed completely, and I began hemodialysis. I am desperate to find my perfect match! Kidney disease, and nearly 6 years on dialysis, has wreaked havoc on my body. I’ve fought through bouts of pericardial effusion, pleural effusion and fluid overload so extreme, that I had to be placed on a ventilator for 9 days. I just want to be “normal”. Since my diagnosis at age 9, I’ve spent more time sick or in the hospital than most people spend in their lifetime. I want to be able to do the things that most 25 year olds do, but I must have a kidney transplant in order to fully LIVE my life. My family means the world to me, and I don’t want to miss any moment that I don’t have to.
My family members have been tested as a match for me, but they are either not a match or are not cleared to be my living donor. I have been on the transplant list for 6 years at GRU in Augusta, GA. If you are willing, and feel it in your heart, to be tested as a living donor for me, please contact my living donor coordinator, Keri, at 706-721-8560. Tell her you would like to be tested as a match for me, Joshua Travis Batson (DOB 11/24/89). I will be forever grateful and thankful for anyone who is willing to be tested as a match to become my living donor! Please keep me in your prayers…