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Cash being raised for latest kidney transplant
LANDRUM—After four years of dialysis and ready on the kidney transplant listing, Landrum native Erica Wilkins lastly received her breakthrough earlier this month.
However now she wants assist financially for she and her household being out of labor and for medical payments.
Wilkins, 31, received a kidney transplant on Sept. 22.
She grew up in Landrum and moved to Columbia, S.C. in 2008 to attend the College of South Carolina.
She was identified with finish stage renal illness in the summertime of 2015 due to unknowingly having hypertension and an autoimmune illness referred to as igA nephropathy.
“Over time, my kidney illness continued to worsen, inflicting my kidneys to not work effectively sufficient to maintain me alive with out help,” Wilkins stated. “Thus my remedy choices have been restricted to dialysis remedies and a kidney transplant.”
Wilkins was receiving common dialysis remedies, often greater than eight hours an evening, 7 days per week.
Nonetheless, she has continued to work full-time, graduated from USC in 2012 and accomplished her MBA from North Greenville College throughout her sickness.
She stated after being on the transplant listing, she lastly received the decision on Sept. 21 that Duke had a kidney at 5:30 p.m. She had till midnight to eat, pack and make it to Durham and had her transplant round 5 a.m. Sept. 22.
“I’m very overwhelmed and grateful for the outpouring help I’ve obtained by way of social media, telephone calls, prayers and textual content,” Wilkins stated.
She was discharged from surgical procedure on Sept. 25, however says she has a protracted option to go. She expects to be out of labor till December in addition to her household to look after her.
“I can’t even start to explain my feelings and really feel like I’m nonetheless dreaming,” Wilkins stated. “I’m extremely glad for the reward of life the donor’s household has given on the expense of their liked one and hope that I can sooner or later start to thank them correctly, however in fact, I do know there’s no approach I might ever thank them sufficient.”
A GoFundMe web page has been set as much as assist Wilkins and her household with misplaced wages and medical payments. Wilkins can even face post-transplant medical bills.
To assist Wilkins folks can go to https://gofund.me/c78ea23c.