Isn't it great that a father gave his son a kidney for Father's Day?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach

Isn't it great that a father gave his son a kidney for Father's Day? Isn't it great that a father in Orlando gave his son a kidney on Father's Day?

My ex-husband received a kidney from his nephew several years ago and is doing well.

KIDNEY AWARENESS! It is so important.  There are over 50,000. people if not more in the US who would have a better chance of survival if someone would take the time to get test to see if they were compatable to give someone the chance of life.  After all, everyone has 2 kidneys and you only need one.

I, for example, had kidney (Renal Cell Cancer) cancer in 2002. Fortunately because I was a nuclear medicine technologist and the Radiologist that I worked for let me do a Bone Scan (on initial study it shows the kidneys) on myself.  I saw what was abnormal on the "flow study" (which is the part that shows the kidney structure because the isotope goes through the kidneys first) and saw what looked like a big problem.  Not to go into much more detail as to not alarm anyone...I successfully had that kidney and the tumor removed...and have been fine since...Thank God!

However, my point here is that more people should realize that it is not that difficult to donate a kidney...it is relatively easy surgery with usually no complications.

Keep donation in mind...it might save a child, it might save a relative, it might save a friend.

Do you have family or friends that need a kidney...get involved - you have 2...why not give others a chance at life!

All of us Cancer survivors would thank you! and also those that are born with diseases that can't be cured!

Karen Monsour, REALTOR(r), SSRS

www.KarenSellsFloridaWaterfront.com

(Copyright© 2011 Karen L. Monsour, All Rights Reserved.)

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Karen Monsour, REALTOR®

Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach
4757 N. Ocean Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Anthony C. Palacino
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Thanks for the great heart-warming story! Glad all is well with you:)

Jun 19, 2011 03:57 PM #1
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Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Jodi,

Thank you so much...I've almost made it through to 10 years when I can finally qualify for health insurance again...I'm praying that I make it until next March 2012... Thank you so much fory you nice comments!

Jun 19, 2011 04:16 PM #2
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Andrea Swiedler
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Karen, amazing story! My brother had a kidney transplant, I was asked to donate but not allowed due to the endocrine issues I have. I was willing to do so though.

I am sure you will make it through to your 10 years!

You are featured in Bananatude!

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Andrea,

Thank you so much!  I appreciate your kind words.  more people need to know about Renal/Kidney problems...it's just not all about cancer, but also diabetes, etc.

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