Where do I begin? VIRAL REQUEST

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Services for Real Estate Pros with (FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) RI BO5192

Where do I begin?

Since it has been 23 weeks since my first post on January 30, 2009 I am getting very close to another milestone in the AR community, almost at reaching 50K I am excited,
h
owever this blog I am now posting is to be a special blog that I want devoted to my daughter-in-law,

Victoria Hann Corbett

victoria and braydon

Vicky, who celebrates her 38th birthday this coming August 4th  is battling an autoimmune disease. She needs our help with an abundance of prayers. She needs a miracle, a donor to come forth and provide her with a new kidney.


She was diagnosed with Sjogren’s, an autoimmune disease, in 2004 after the birth of her first child, my first grandchild, Nolan Bryce, and is now suffering End Stage Renal Disease from complications of Sjogren’s.


Sjögren's syndrome often is undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. The symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome may overlap or "mimic" those of other diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. Because all symptoms are not always present at the same time and Sjögren's can involve several body systems, physicians and dentists sometimes treat each symptom individually and do not recognize that a systemic disease is present.



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Vicky is the wife of my first born son, John Michael and lives in Anderson, SC. She is the mother of my two grandsons, Nolan Bryce (4 to be 5 August 6) and Braydon Pierce who turned 3 on April 20th. She has managed to enthusiastically care for them even while enduring daily fatigue and exhaustion along with her loving husband, John.  She  works full-time during her entire ordeal.  As a Certified Lactation Educator, she helps women establish a successful and loving nursing relationship with
their babies.  On top of all this, Vicky makes time to volunteer at community events such as cancer awareness days and the hospital’s Teddy Bear Clinic. 

She started a blog, Sjogrens & Me, to help others who are suffering from this disease.  Her blog is featured on
Wellsphere, a comprehensive health information website. 

Vicky is such a positive influence on the community and rarely even complains about her symptoms.
According to Victoria she tell

"What does Sjogrens feel like to have?

 

She patiently is waiting for a kidney transplant and needs all the help we can provide. With a failure of a kidney, everyday life is most difficult for her and has been for the past 5 years. By having this kidney transpant it will allow her to have a real chance to lead a normal everyday life enjoying her 2 little ones and family.

Please, if you or somebody you know can help Victoria, here are kidney donor options:

* Compatible Living Donor

* Incompatible Donor too often willing live donors do not meet the medical criteria. While it remains preferable (safer, easier, and less expensive) to receive a kidney from someone who is fully immunologically compatible, you can be an incompatible donor.

How to Become a Kidney Donor

* Paired Donor Exchange

*Deceased Donor

PLEASE, Help me use the  power of the web and social media and viral spread this request to a world wide basis of networking. May we connect in this blogosphere to everyone who might know someone who can help.

Vicky as well as needing this kidney transpant,  she and her family are in need of financial assistance to cover the extremely high costs of the  transplant.  A fundraising campaign has been established with theNational Transplant Assistance Fund (NTAF)
to help offset their out-of-pocket expenses.  To date, NTAF founded in 1983, is the largest financial assistance organization in the United States for transplants and is a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant communityfor over twenty-six years.

Dr. Jack Kolff and wife, Patricia, B.S.N., created the NHATF with the  vision that all people should be able to receive life-saving organ transplants without regard to their financial situations.
tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.  To support this cause:All contributions are administered by NTAF exclusively for uninsured transplant-related expenses.  Donations are please visit their webpage for Victoria Hann Corbett


May the hearts of those who can help make a difference.I thank you, my AR community family. Feel free to spread this dire message on twitter, facebook,  and on your blog.

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God bless you

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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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GABE: The Hanns and the Corbett familes want to thank you for your prayers. We do hope we hear something positive soon.

Jul 13, 2009 02:41 PM #34
Rainmaker
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PENNY: Your concern is appreciated Thank you

Jul 13, 2009 02:44 PM #36
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BOB: THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS BLOG HAVE A LONGER LIFE ON AR BY FEATURING IT IN YOUR GROUP

"Express with words at Active Rain".  Thank you also for your parayer, greatly apppreciated.

Jul 13, 2009 03:05 PM #37
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Julie, Sara, Elizabeth, Vicky, Anna, Kathy, Sharon, Jenni, Roland, Kim, Debra, William,Donna, Mike, Irene and Ann

I am not able to respond and comment individually tonight, because of so many comments and I need to get to bed early tonight I need to be at my Aunt Hilda's home in East Providence for 8am tomorrow morning.  We are taking her on a cruise to her favorite place of many many summers, Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard to celebrate her 91st  birthday.

Allow me to say the Hann and the Corbett families appreciate all your caring and prayers for Victoria. For those of you who re-blogged thank you so very much, This blog has been re-blogged as of tonight 14 times, Spectacular exposure , Now we wait and hope that someone comes forth to donate their kidney,

Jul 13, 2009 03:15 PM #38
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Kathlleen, you sent me an email thanking me for reblogging this post.  You are so welcome, I reblog for worthwhile causes such as this one. My prayers go out  to Vicki and the family. 

OMG...I can't believe this has been re-blogged 14 times....14 times a great way to get the word out indeed........

Jul 14, 2009 04:13 AM #39
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REBECCA: I cannot believe the support AR member are giving. so many re-blogs for this Victoria's cause  is phenomenal

Jul 14, 2009 03:16 PM #40
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Kathleen, my thoughts and prayers are with Victoria and your family, i will get everyone i know to pray for Victoria.

Jul 14, 2009 09:11 PM #41
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DIEGO: Thank you for caring.

Jul 15, 2009 03:39 AM #42
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Kathleen - I will be praying for Victoria.  I am also going to feature this one in Family Ties, and I will re-blog your post to help spread the word.  I am 38 myself - this one hits close to home.

Jul 15, 2009 04:50 AM #43
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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JASON: The Hann and the Corbett families wish to thank you so very much your kindness and caring heart and your actions to re-blog this post and to feathure it in "Family Ties" I personally want to say how you and all the active rain membesr are truly like my dfamily always loving and caring and going the extra mile. I agree 38 is a very young age to be having such a health burden on their young family.  I thank you for doing this so much and for your prayers .

Jul 15, 2009 08:11 AM #44
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Kathleen, I am a little late to this, but will reblog anyway. If thoughts can help, then Victoria should do just fine! My prayers are with you and your family.

Jul 16, 2009 07:57 AM #45
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Kathleen 38 years old is very young.  I will certainly add her to my prayers, and hope to see a future blog saying that they have been answered.

Jul 16, 2009 12:16 PM #46
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Kathleen:  I saw this on a re-blog and wanted to come over and offer support.  Add me to the list of Prayer/well wishers that are in support of Victoria gets her compatible kidney donor soon.

Jul 20, 2009 04:00 AM #47
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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KAREN: It is never too late, the more this message keep getting distributed will mean that more and more people are praying for Vicky and hopefully someone will come forth to be tested as her donor. That is what we pray for each day.

Jul 20, 2009 01:40 PM #48
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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GEORGE, Thank you for your prayers and we do pray that our prayers shall be answered. I would love to tell all my AR family that are distribution of this message was successful.

Jul 20, 2009 01:41 PM #50
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YrHelper Infonut

I found a link through twitter to your blog. My prayers and thoughts are with you. My sister fought an autoimmune disease that attacked her vital organs, thankfully she recovered with timely medication. I have twittered and placed a link on Facebook. I noticed on iGive.com, there are several people who have individual NTFA donation accounts. I am trying to establish one for Vicky in time for the Twitter birthday party I am hosting for her on August 4th. I am so glad most of our health care is covered in Canada. You can find me on Twitter as YrHelper, Facebook YrHelper Infonut and other places I'm known as Infonut. You'll know it's me when you see the little acorn with question mark eyes.

Jul 29, 2009 03:09 AM #51
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
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The Hann and the Corbett families thank you so very much, first of all for finding this blog through Twitter, and placing a link on Facebook.  A twitter Birthday party, what a sensational event that you are planning for her birthday on August 4th, she will be 38.

Below is Vicky's NTFA account:

http://www.transplantfund.org/restricted/patient-detail.cfm?pat_id=2710

I am so glad that your sister recovered with medications. The doctors told Vicky that medication would have worked if her disease was diagnosed 5 years ago.

thank you

Jul 30, 2009 03:52 AM #52
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Keller Williams on the Water - Holmes Beach, FL
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Kathleen, I understand. I am a living kidney donor.  I gave a kidney to my brother when he was 38 and I was 34. Five years later, he is still doing great and so am I. If anyone is considering being a living donor, feel free to contact me. I'd be glad to answer any questions and would do it again in a heartbeat if I could. I wish Vicky the very best.

Aug 12, 2009 01:17 PM #53
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JANE:Thank you for stopping by to offer support.  We thankfully add you to Vicky's  list of Prayer/well wishers that she will get her compatible kidney donor soon.

Aug 12, 2009 03:19 PM #54
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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JEN: Thank you for letting us know that she gave one of your kidneys to your brother and that you both are doing fine. What a loving unselfish act to do.  

Vicky's sister, Crystal, was tested to be her donor but failed and was told she was not compatible. She also had her friend's husband come forth and be tested and they found that one of his kidney was not in good health and could not donate the kidney he now needed.

Thank you for offering to talk to somone who may have questions about becoming a living kidney donor. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and caring.

Aug 12, 2009 03:28 PM #55
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