Important Message RE: Warrior KimW

by HeySal
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To all of you who have supported fundraisers for KimW, who is a victim of kidney failure:

After years battling for life, Kim has his new kidney and is now in recovery.

A special thanks to all who answered the call for funding over the last years that he dealt with this disease, and when things looked the bleakest for him. Your help and community spirit has made the difference this time. You are awesome - each one of you.

He's now faced with paying the bill for his new lease on life - so if you haven't purchased his WSO or donated, or if you have and can afford just a little more -- this is the time. Just a little more and we can put this bad dog to bed!

His WSO is in my signature - It's a monster. You can donate directly: Kidney Transplant Medical Expenses by Kim Winfrey - GoFundMe



Congratulations Kim - this is the best news on this forum in a long time.

EDIT: WF member, fluffythewondercat, has made a "match" offer for donators on post 11. Let's help Kim get out of the hole on the medical bills. He's going to be buying a lot of meds from here on in and doesn't need surgery etc on his hands, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Fantastic News! So happy for Kim. It's only the beginning of a new battle, but he's jumped a major hurdle. Prayers and good thoughts for his recovery.
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    Oh wow HeySal,

    That is really great news. It must have happened really quickly because I chatted to him just a few days ago.

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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I'm delighted to hear it.

      I don't know Kim, myself (my loss - I know), but have (like a huge number of people here, of course) been following his distressing and dramatic story over the last couple of years, and wishing him well.

      Thanks very much for the update, Sal.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

      Oh wow HeySal,

      That is really great news. It must have happened really quickly because I chatted to him just a few days ago.

      Di
      Yes once an organ is available, they can't waste time - and didn't. Not sure if it was a live donor or what - but I'm sure we'll get the story when he is recovered enough to tell us more about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Hopefully this good news will be followed by long life.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      So many of us have kept Kim in our thoughts and prayers for so long - this is wonderful news. It's amazing how happy I was reading this news.

      Now switching my thought-gears into recovery mode - go, Kim!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim_Carter
    Great to hear. I hope it lasts a long time for him.

    My transplanted kidney is still working perfectly after 13 years. Hope his does as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
    I too haven't had the opportunity to get to know him - but Im glad to hear things are looking good for him
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I am so happy to hear this. I've thought about him often and glad he finally has a new kidney.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Generous offer, Fluff. I'm sure it will help Kim greatly - this wasn't a cheap procedure. Many of the donations that Kim's gotten went straight to the Kidney foundation instead of to him. While it was commendable that he solicited funding for that organization - and the funds help kidney disease victims everyday - Kim's the one who's stuck with the medical expenses for his surgery, not to mention the recovery and probably a healthy chunk of the drugs he will need to take to prevent rejection.
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  • Profile picture of the author WriterWahm
    Wow this is fantastic news! I wish him speedy recovery and long life.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Great to hear this, thoughts and prayers are with Kim.

    I actually have oversized kidneys, and have problems with them from time to time.

    But i couldnt imagine what he is going though.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    That's awesome. Hope he can recover well from the operation and live a richer life.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    This is really good news for the Warriors here. I knew that its worth for Kim to fight his life-long threatening disease....he already come in a long way and finally succeeded.

    Thanks to all of us who are praying for him, it really gives him a fruitful answer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      this is awesome news! Thanks for posting this, Sal!
      can't wait to see Kim back in here again posting again and gracing us with his presence.

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  • Profile picture of the author deannatroupe
    This is great information! I'm so glad to hear he's doing okay.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Ethical bump.
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    Yay Kim! That was a long wait and I hope he has a speedy recovery and can live a long healthy life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda Craven
    That is fantastic news - like many here I'm sending him prayers and good thoughts for a full and speedy recovery.

    And well done for all your wonderful efforts on his behalf!
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  • Profile picture of the author PLRExpress
    Thanks for sharing the news Sal! That's great to hear! Sending all my best wishes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Thanks for the update Sal. This is great news. Kim, here's to a speedy recovery, paying off the medical bills and a wonderful life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    I don't really know who he is and I don't really know much about his situation, but it's great to see that people on this forum actually care about each other.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    Great news!!!! Thanks for the update Sal.

    Kim.....your new life has just begun.....enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Too soon for second page - let's go around once more so everyone can get the news.
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      This is wonderful news. I truly hope Kim's recovery goes well.

      Thanks, Sal, for letting us know.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I just posted this in the Off Topic thread that has been going over a year,but I wanted to share the update here to.
    Pat,and the too many to name,

    Its 6:30 PM EST january 17th 2012.
    Less than an hour ago I walked into my house.The house I left 6 days ago when I got the call telling me there was a kidney available if I wanted it. I listened and when they finished the details, I said how soon do I have to be there? I was willing to take any option.Anyway,you know I'll tell more later,right now for the update.

    The kidney is in the "process" of "waking up" and starting to work.
    One from a live donor usually works immediately.When it comes from a cadaver it may start immediately or as in my case,take some time. I've been told from a month to several months to fully function.

    So,it has started the first process of helping my body do what it needs,but not enough to stop my need for dialysis. That will be decided on a week by week basis of the transplant center.

    My life will seem to be run by them for the most of this year, I got released today but have to be back for a meeting tomorrow,and given a list of meetings for several months ahead.

    Anyway more to come later, I truly thank all those that have helped and contributed in so many ways and will continue to update and share with all my friends.
    Bless you all.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Way to go Kim. Such good news. Hoping for the speediest recovery and a glitch free transition to a healthy new kidney.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    So glad to hear you are home -- so glad to hear it's starting to do its work. What a pisser (gee, um......how could I resist that pun right now? LOL).

    You don't know how great it is to hear this after all this time. Well - um........maybe you do.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    its so nice to hear that you are now on your way to a new and wonderfull life,I know that kidney transplant is a very delicate procedure and takes a while to work at 100% but I hope your life changes for the better very quickly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      it's great to hear from you, Kim, and that you are on the road to recovery.
      Yay! :-)

      and lol @HeySal - you made me spill my drink with your little "crack"

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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Oh wow Kim that is fantastic news, I am so happy for you. I hope that kidney kicks into gear and starts performing well for you soon. Even though it may be off to a slow start, at least things should look up for you now and hopefully you will keep on improving every day.

    My prayers are with you through your recovery, it has been a long wait for you, I am so happy you finally got that kidney.

    Cheers to those who are organ donors - amazing, amazing people!
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    I have started a new blog about life with a new kidney. Its just getting started but stop by,take a look,sign my friend page leave comments,make suggestions and anything else your heart desires.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I didn't see this last week. I'm so pleased to hear you've finally got the transplant you needed - and sincerely hope things get better and better for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author KimW
      Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

      I didn't see this last week. I'm so pleased to hear you've finally got the transplant you needed - and sincerely hope things get better and better for you.
      Thank you.
      Today is 2 weeks since the operation and today I was told I am progressing well!
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by KimW View Post

        Thank you.
        Today is 2 weeks since the operation and today I was told I am progressing well!
        That's really good news Kim. I'm so glad to hear that. We're all rooting for you.
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    This is a true Success story!! Awesome
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