My Story: 25-Year-Old Son Donated Kidney To His Mother & Saved Her From Dialysis
Finding out that someone you love is struggling with a chronic condition is life-changing. I will never forget the day two years ago when my sister called to tell me my mother was sick. I immediately left work and got on the first plane to Tallahassee, Fla., to be by my mother’s side. After she was diagnosed with kidney disease, the onset was slow at first, but then she took a turn for the worse. My aunt offered to donate a kidney to her, but due to her own struggles with high blood pressure, she wasn’t a good match. I knew I had to step up and help my mother who always took care of me when I was sick. When I first offered to donate one of my kidneys to her, my mother refused. However, after much convincing and pleading, she finally said yes.