I grew up learning new and extraordinary things about space, about the ever so large universe that wraps around us. Though there’s one part of the universe that I couldn’t live without. That thing, well, person, being my grandfather. His name is Delevan Du-Bois, but I just call him Abba.
As a young man he lost one of his kidneys in 1968 due to health complications and has gone years on one efficient kidney. Well, you can only oil a car so many times before the rust takes over and the engine fails. And that’s exactly what has happened to his one kidney, the engine is failing. He needs a new one desperately.
My Abba has not only enriched and enlightened my and my sister’s lives, but many others as well in the scientific community and beyond. He will never be afraid to put a smile on a stranger’s face, or offer help to those in need. And it would be too much of a loss to lose this amazing soul. As his granddaughter, I can’t continue to watch such a star struggle to shine. He lights up my universe.
Del now has End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a life-saving donor kidney, blood type O. You can make a difference. Please help spread the word to your family members, friends, co-workers, or any groups you are affiliated with. The more people we reach the greater the probability we can find a suitable kidney match for Del.
He is working with Renewal, a remarkable non-profit organization.
All inquiries to Renewal are strictly confidential and are without any obligation. They can also put you in touch with others who have donated a kidney and are willing to share their experience. All medical costs for evaluation and surgery are covered by the recipient’s insurance. Ancillary costs such as travel expenses and lodging, may be covered by Renewal.
So please, help him, and help our family get the word out to replace his kidney.
Thank you. 🙂