Just heard about you on WLKY news. Although I live in Indiana, I'm backing you 100%. I'm going to see if I can sponsor a mile or two for my mom. She was diabetic and went into kidney failure in 2001. The docs said that each of my siblings and I would only have about a 50% chance of matching her well enough to donate a kidney. Surprisingly, all 5 of us matched well enough to donate. After a "family meeting", I was the one that would donate the kidney. Thirteen years ago March 9, I gave my mom one of my kidneys. She died last year on March 3rd...just 6 days shy of the 12th anniversary of our surgery. We had 12 years with our mom that we wouldn't have had. THANK YOU for bringing attention to the seriousness of diabetes!!!!
Nearly everyone I talk to about this disease has a relative that is or has been affected by this disease. Thanks for letting me share your story.