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My Entire Life Created on: 04/13/2008


My Entire Life


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Introduction to My Life Story
I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease at the young age of seven. I was lucky to get a kidney from ...
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1972
12/31/1972
Article About My First Kidney Transplant
This story is taken from an article published in the Kent Daily News Journal on March 10, 1980 about ...
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1980
12/31/1984
The Beginning and Diagnosis
My life began on Tuesday, January 4, 1972 in Seattle, Washington. I was born a healthy girl. I weighed ...
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1972
12/31/1979
A New Kidney and A Chance At A Normal Life
I finally received my first transplant on February 27, 1980 from my dad at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, ...
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12/31/1988
My Teenage Years: My Kidney Fails
I started 7th grade in the Fall of 1984 when I was twelve. I missed a lot of school that year due to ...
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1984
10/31/1988
My Teenage Years: Transplant Number Two
I was placed on the waiting list for a kidney from an organ donor. I am fortunate to have a really common ...
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1988
12/31/1991
My First Love
I met my first real boyfriend, Travis T. the summer I was 19. The year was 1991 and it was the fourth ...
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1991
12/31/1992
Dad Brings Me Back To Reality
My mom told my dad about my drinking and partying about six months after I had started. She had provided ...
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1992
06/01/1992
My Soul Mate
Skip and his family had moved away from the neighborhood when we were real young and I had forgotten ...
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1993
12/31/1995
Another Chance For a Normal Life
I was on dialysis for about a year and a half before I decided I wanted to go on the transplant waiting ...
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1995
12/31/1996
Kelli Comes Back
In the spring of 1997 I had surgery to restore arterial blood flow to my right leg. The vascular surgeon ...
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1997
12/31/1998
Happy Times and Sibling Rivalry
Karla got into trouble in Idaho and ended up in Juvenile Detention a few times and my mom decided she ...
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1998
12/31/1999
A Year of Tragedy
John had one younger brother who had grown to adulthood. His mom had given birth to a girl they name ...
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2000
12/31/2001
My Christmas Miracle
For Thanksgiving weekend John and I went to his aunt's house in Oregon. His parents were also there. ...
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2002
11/30/2003
A New Beginning
A year since my near death experience, I had almost made a complete recovery. I still had some problems ...
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2003
12/24/2003
Karla's Drug Abuse
My youngest sister, Karla, is having a lot of problems as an adult. Karla has been using drugs for quite ...
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2003
12/01/2003
My Depression Gets Unbearable
The following was written on Christmas Eve 2003. One year after I almost died three times in one month. ...
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2003
01/01/2004
Karla Spirals Out of Control
The judge had given Karla about a month to pay her fine for frequenting a known drug house. Our dad ...
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2004
03/01/2004
Kelli's Close Call
John and I had been down to one car for a while so in order to have the car for the day I had to get ...
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2004
03/01/2004
More Surgeries
I'm recovering from my surgeries. Still in a lot of pain in my abdomin but it's getting better. ...
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08/31/2006