Jim is a devoted husband and father in need of a new kidney. His are failing, currently at just 18% function, due to a genetic disorder, Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD.
Bafoodle Tees & Apparel is Sponsoring Jim during the Month of May with a goal of helping him find a Living Donor, raising funds for expenses and of course overall awareness of PKD and supports for the family.
What can you do now? Buy a Bafoodle Tee, (http://bafoodle.com/) LIKE Jim's Facebook Page and leave a supporting note, Send healing love, Prayer and Consider being a Living Donor.
"Jim has been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease. He will need a kidney transplant soon. Please let us know if you are interested in being a LIVING DONOR.Those intereseted are encouraged to contact the Cleveland Clinic at (216) 445-3150.Jim's account number at the Cleveland Clinic is 41084456. He has just completed the last hurdle at the Cleveland Clinic to clear him to be on the donor list.
Jim was diagnosed in 2004 with Polycystic Kidney Disease, which is a hereditary condition. Over the years, Jim’s kidneys have been gradually declining in productivity and he has now entered into the kidney failure stage of the disease.
We understand how hard it is to think about donating a kidney, but if you are willing to be put on the possible donor list for testing or know of someone, please let us know.
Possible direct donors must have blood type O. However, through a matching donor program, Jim could receive a Type O kidney from a third party’s donor while the third party receives his donor’s kidney."
PKD Disease is the most common genetic, life threatening disease affecting more than 600,000 Americans and an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide - regardless of sex, age, race or ethnic origin. In fact, PKD affects more people than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, Down syndrome and sickle cell anemia — combined.
You've probably never heard of PKD until now. I myself was diagnosed with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) a few years ago. Right now, there is no cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease. But the PKD Foundation is working every day on awareness, advocacy, living with PKD, and — someday — a cure.