My Wife Needs A Kidney

My wife Marni and her current health challenge... please help.

Hi, I want to tell you about my wife Marni. It's to let you know about her current health challenge, and how you can help.

Marni is suffering from kidney failure and we need to find a living kidney donor. Unfortunately, I cannot donate because just like Marni, I am diabetic. Let me start by telling you a little bit about Marni: she was born June 11, 1970 and at 10 years old, Marni was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce insulin to properly control blood sugar levels.

Over 30 years Marni has done her best to control her blood sugar levels, but the years of diabetes still has resulted in long-term damage to organs. Marni's kidneys are now functioning at 10 percent and she is trying her hardest to not be put on dialysis, as she was told it would decrease her quality of life greatly. 

The diabetes has taken it's toll on her kidneys and even though Marni has always taken very good care herself, the disease has been unforgiving. Marni is a very special and wonderful person. She is a 41-year-old teacher who works with special needs children and their families. I know that she is an integral part of their lives and wants to continue to be. She loves her work and the children she works with make her smile everyday.

When Marni and I met we knew we wanted kids but it would be a challenge to say the least. After 5 years of fertility and a surrogacy our little miracle, Micah was born. Micah is almost 3 and we have a beautiful family, including two dogs Lucas Luv and Benny Blu, two parrots and two frogs! You can say its like Noah's Ark at our house and that all these things keep Marni smiling.

She is in need of finding a living donor and donating your kidney or if someone you know may be interested, they can save my wife Marni's life and possibly another.

Our greatest fear is she may not be able to see Micah grow up. She wants to be that mommy that is always there and wants so many great things for our son. She wants to see these things happen! All this means she needs a kidney as soon as possible!

If anyone is interesed I can forward the necessary forms to you or you can download them yourself via the Northwestern Memorial Hospital website at http://www.nmh.org/nm/living-donor-organ-transplant-required-forms

I'd be happy to provide any and all information you need. You can also contact our Independent Donor Advocate, Jamie Hanneman at 312-695-4485 or the Transplant Coordinator, Judith Stein at 312-695-1685.

If you would like to find out more about Marni and may be willing to donate, please don't hesitate to email me at marcgins@yahoo.com or call me (Marc) at 773-972-8909.

Sincerely and respectfully,
Marc, Marni & Micah Ginsberg

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Brad Faxton August 23, 2011 at 07:48 PM
I'm totally confused about your comment - are you saying that Marc, Marni and Micha are rude folks? Personally, I'm quite torn up inside seeing a mother who is in a very bad place and whose husband is asking for help.
Nightcrawler August 23, 2011 at 08:19 PM
Wow. Pretty cold there, Harvey. Maybe you could use a heart transplant.
Brad Faxton August 29, 2011 at 05:19 PM
I have high hopes that a match will be found to allow a mother will see her kids grow old.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »