Blog Life: Birthing A New Word

Hello all there in the blogging world. It’s been a while since I’ve written an actual post on my blog. With every post it can be such a process. It is like a birthing process and lately I’ve felt the labor pains and it’s time to birth a new word. I have had a bad case of writer’s block mixed with a bit of attention issues. I … Continue reading Blog Life: Birthing A New Word

Throwback Transplant Stories – (1)

“‪#maribelskidneystory‬ ‪#‎tbt‬ // “I waited five years for THE CALL. Those first couple months ‪#‎posttransplant‬ was really like being in a dream. Because of an organ donor, I got to enjoy my friend’s wedding with the glow of new health, from harmonious functioning organs. No pain, skin discoloration, or puffiness. I remember dancing the night away. It was a beautiful day when I was able … Continue reading Throwback Transplant Stories – (1)

The Valley Fever Story

I first off like to apologize to start this new blog with such a graphic photo to look at. But I thought it was important to share what I’m fighting. These days Maribel’s kidney story has been more like the valley fever story. The reality is I’m fighting both and it makes things a little more complicating. This very infection caused so much damage and … Continue reading The Valley Fever Story

3 Year Kidney Anniversary

Today marks the 3 yr kidneyversary to the kidney chain I was apart of. I have wrestled with what words to even say today because it’s bittersweet since my gift is failing. But I celebrate the fact that I’m still here. After all I’ve gone through I know I’m a walking miracle &this gift will to be an extension to my life. I will forever … Continue reading 3 Year Kidney Anniversary

UC Davis Donor Reunion in the news

Today I met my donor, she is a beautiful woman in and out that I will forever be connected to. This amazing reunion had huge press coverage since it was the first donor swap that UC Davis has done. All coordinated by Sharon Stencil & the transplant team. My kidney donor’s name is Sandra, she is a mother of 6 and has called me her … Continue reading UC Davis Donor Reunion in the news