If you have kidney disease or care about someone who does, visit organ donation/kidney research advocate Mary Wu’s blog, Confessions of a Kidney Transplant Recipient, and be inspired. In chapters from her unpublished biography, Mary chronicles her battle with kidney disease from childhood to the present day.
In the midst of preparing for her trip to California for her ride in the 2012 Rose Parade, Mary managed to squeeze in an update of her book with “Chapter Twenty-Seven: An Alternative Route.” She says, “My aim for this latest chapter is to give hope and options to people who are unsure of what to do when pain is dealt with day in and day out! I am eager for your thoughts and feedback—both positive and negative!”
Here’s an excerpt.
“In the 1980’s and 1990’s, I had my fair share of tears, anger, bitterness, happiness, laughter, and joy as my life revolved around failing kidneys, kidney transplants, chronic kidney rejection, and urinary tract issues, but it was my parents and especially my Dad that took care of everything.”