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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Philadelphia Woman Awaits Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

Gift of Life Donor Program

Gift of Life Donor Program’s National Minority Donor Awareness Week Gospel Program at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ in Philadelphia Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (©2015 Mark Stehle Photography)

Waiting is never an easy thing to do, especially when it comes to waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Patience is a virtue that 28-year-old Philadelphia native, Aniysha Trice, has a great understanding of. She’s been waiting for a kidney transplant since she became ill four years ago when she was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis, a disease that attacks the kidneys.

Aniysha was added to the organ transplant waitlist and began dialysis. Although she was facing significant health challenges, she was optimistic. That is, until she was diagnosed with Lymphoma Brain Cancer several years ago. Because of her diagnosis, she had to be removed from the organ transplant waitlist to focus on her cancer treatment. At just 25 years old, Aniysha had been through a lifetime worth of health issues. Today she is cancer free, and begins the wait for a life-saving kidney transplant again. Continue reading

 

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