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Team Kidney Cousin's..we already share the same blood..why not share the same kidney!

My name is Tiffanie Leaks, a 25 year old mother with a heart of gold.

My cousin Sabryna has been diagnosed with Renal Kidney disease. Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don't work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. This is called kidney failure.

Sabryna is 23 and her kidneys are completely depleted. She was diagnosed at 17, and the kidney's failed her at 22. She is on dialysis three times a week, and while she is as chipper and beautiful as can be..I see her deteriorating as the days go by.

So after researching and many many hours of googling, I learned that a kidney transplant is what's best for her..so I decided to get tested to see if am a match...low and behold I AM. We are set to have the operation done this summer, and we have a goal to raise money for our "surgery recovery fund" of $25,000. Can we do it..YES WE CAN. Through several campaigns and fund raising events we intend to do just that.

If you've made it this far thank you for reading..God Bless and remember cheer for Team Kindey Cousin's..
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