Our Uncle Joshy needs a KIDNEY!

December 14, 2014  •  6 Comments

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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…


Comments

Sandra Gates(non-registered)
Sorry Joshua I can't help :(, I have had kidney stones in the last 10 years. I am so sorry and I hope you find your donor soon. Merry Christmas.
Jim(non-registered)
My heart has been touched with your story. When I was diagonsed with kidney disease 18 months ago I was devasted. I was blessed three months later to discover that God had brought my partner and I together for him to be a perfect match. the joy that we had and still have today is so fulfilling to both of us.
My challenge to anyone who is reading Joshy's story and considering helping him LIVE, is that you will never understand the incredible feeling and blessings that you will receive from your gift of life to him. I only wish that it was me who donated a kidney instead of being the recipient.
praise to our Father in Heaven!
Sandra Gates(non-registered)
I called Keri and left a message, I am 31 and in good health. I am A+ as soon as I hear from her I will find out how to be tested. Stay strong Joshua, miracles happen every day.
shari(non-registered)
I am in Idaho..A+ over 50 but healthy
Cassie(non-registered)
I live in KY im O- . Im 23. Healthy . Willing to help. I just cant drive to you :/
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