What Kidney Health

Teaches About

Living Your Best Life

& How You Can Help Me Live Mine

I Am a Woman Who Has Created

a Life of Giving

I Spent 30+ Years Helping Others Achieve Quality Lifestyles, Academic Opportunity &

Better Health

For 20 years, I supported educational programs, championing the needs of minority students & was pleased to participate in civic, church & sorority activities.  

Championed Students Causes

...civic, church & sorority activities...

I volunteered for worthy causes across decades, organizing Healthy Breast Talks for the American Cancer Society & earning the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Metro Detroit Unit.

Volunteered

Metro Detroit Unit

As some of You May Know, I Am in Dire Need of a Kidney Transplant

I was diagnosed with end-stage renal disorder through a routine checkup and doctors have told me that I need a transplant immediately.

 

Confronting your own mortality is crushing when you are not experiencing any symptoms.

LIFE TIP: Sometimes life suddenly changes without obvious syptoms."

Lynette Adkins, Searching for Kidney Donor

Soon After my Diagnosis, I Received an Extensive

Kidney Transplant Evaluation

And after many tests, I was grateful & encouraged to learn that that I was approved for a kidney transplant at the University of Michigan & the

Mayo Clinic, Arizona!

 

However, I have a complicated medical history causing a very high antibody factor. That means that only 2 people out of 100 tested will be a match for me. To aid my quest, I have joined the PairedMatch Program.

 

​This Program gives me access to 215 hospitals throughout the U.S., increasing my match potential exponentially. So I need donors who are willing to join this lifesaving Network!

LIFE TIP:  Problems offer opportunities to

notice that we're

surrounded by answers.

 

Needing a kidney donor

is a challenge but

I continue to marvel

at how programs

like PairedMatch

can assist me.


Lynette Adkins, Searching for Kidney Donor

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PSST...

I Tell You My Secret...

I am an agonizingly private person &

it is difficult to make such a personal 

appeal. But my best chance at

receiving a life-giving organ donation

requires are broader search. 

 

A doctor from the Mayo Clinic once told me,

You never know where your kidney may come from.”

 

So today, I ask for your help to find out.


Lynette Adkins, Searching for Kidney Donor

HEALTH TIP

TAKE 60 SECONDS


Before my Diagnosis,

I Knew Very Little about

The Risks of Renal Failure. Today,

I Tell Everyone I Know to

Get Educated About it.

 

Stay Healthy & Help Loved Ones Stay Healthy!

 

Take 60 Seconds to Get Informed!

- Lynette Adkins

Mayo Clinic

WHAT'S RENAL DISEASE ?

“Kidney disease occurs when a…condition impairs kidney function, causing kidney damage to worsen over several months or years…the gradual loss of kidney function — reaches an advanced state…[and the kidneys lose the ability to filter waste] and excess fluids from your blood...When your kidneys lose their filtering capabilities, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body.

 

[Ultimately] With end-stage renal disease, you need dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.”

 

MayoClinicStaff (2019). End-stage renal disease Retrieve from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/end-stage-renal-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354532

Mayo Clinic

PREVENTION

  • "...Lose weight if you need to
  • Be active most days
  • Eat a balanced diet of nutritious, low-sodium foods
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Take your medications as prescribed
  • Have your cholesterol levels checked every year
  • Control your blood sugar level
  • Don't smoke or use tobacco products
  • Get regular checkups..."

MayoClinicStaff (2019). End-stage renal disease Retrieve from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/end-stage-renal-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354532

Mayo Clinic

SYMPTOMS

"Early in chronic kidney disease, you may have no signs or symptoms. As chronic kidney disease progresses to end-stage renal disease, signs and symptoms might include:

  • Nausea...Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Sleep problems
  • Changes in how much you urinate
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Muscle twitches and cramps
  • Swelling of feet and ankles
  • Persistent itching
  • Chest pain, if fluid builds up around the lining of the heart
  • Shortness of breath, if fluid builds up in the lungs..."

MayoClinicStaff (2019). End-stage renal disease Retrieve from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/end-stage-renal-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354532

How Will You Help?

LIFE TIP: Through the Years the Charities that I've Supported Have Been a Source of Inspiration. I Always Knew that Living My Best Life Required Supporting Someone Who Needed My Help.

 

And Do You Know What? All That I Shared with Others

Served as the Greatest Source

of Satisfaction &

Fulfillment for me.

WHAT'S REQUIRED TO BECOME A DONOR?

WHAT'S REQUIRED TO BE AN ADVOCATE?

 

​I learned that Helping

Others Helped Me!

Charity & Kindness is How We Live

Our Best of Life!

Get Started Here


  • Please Tell a Friend to check out this website! They may somehow connect me with my donor.

  • Please Post the Link to this website on your social media pages. One of your subscribers may connect me with my donor.

  • Please Ask Your Church, Sorority, Book-Club, etc. to announce my website link during an in-person meeting or an online conference.

ABOUT US

Lynette & Kedrick Adkins are natives to Detroit, Michigan and have been married for 42 years. They raised two beautiful children and are resuming travel, volunteering & spending time with friends after finding a kidney donor.