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“My particular illness is what they name idiopathic, so type of simply got here out of nowhere,” Paschall defined.
Paschall has been on the transplant listing at Duke for the previous 5 years and as she waits for a life-changing name, she is working to unfold her message round her hometown of Stem and wherever else she travels.
“So proper now, my household and I’ve began type of simply my marketing campaign,” she mentioned. “We have the Facebook page, Kidney For Katrina, and my household, all have T-shirts at house. And we put up yard indicators in my guardian’s yard, in my yard, simply type of within the neighborhood. We have now automobile decals for all of my household so everybody’s type of driving round with the decal on their window to let individuals know that, the place they will name to donate. And I do have a GoFundMe page as a result of I do work full time, and so, I’ve insurance coverage however insurance coverage would not cowl , different payments like mortgage and utilities and issues of that nature that I would wish to simply be OK and never have to fret about when transplant time comes as a result of I will must be out of labor for not less than three or 4 months.”
Working full time and caring for her 10-year-old son, Paschall additionally has to handle every day dialysis every evening for 9 hours. Her situation has led to quite a few hospital stays up to now few years due to issues with dialysis and infections.
She hopes to lift consciousness about changing into a dwelling donor so extra individuals will take into account giving the final word reward to these in want whereas staying optimistic that day will come for her, too.
“I am in want of a kidney, , to proceed to reside and be right here for my son and simply thrive and reside considerably of a traditional life,” Paschall mentioned. “It is tough however, , I attempt to keep constructive and say ‘it will occur when it is speculated to occur, so I simply do what I am speculated to do and maintain going.”
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