Hi Twitter. I need your help. A few years ago, I had a freak accident that sent me into catastrophic kidney failure. I've been struggling to find a kidney donor ever since. I'm in dire need of a type O+/- kidney and ask that you please share my story. #kidneyfordevon πŸ§΅πŸ‘‡

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I'm in desperate search of a kidney donor who meets the following requirements: βˆ™ Blood type: O+/- βˆ™ Age: 18-55 βˆ™ Location: Based in US βˆ™ No history of kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure Could this be you? Let me know at kidneyfordevon.com.
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If you don't know me: Hi! I'm Devon. I’m a teacher, heart and soul. I pour my passion into creating design and technology classes, as well as bringing computer literacy to underserved communities. My life's mission is to make the magic of computing accessible to beginners.
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In 2019, my life changed forever when I stopped by a grocery store and grabbed sushi for dinner. I ate 1 piece, contracted fish poisoning, and rapidly became very sick. The next thing I knew, I was in the ICU fighting for my life. I was in kidney failure.
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After being admitted, I underwent 6 surgeries (including 2 dialysis access ports), 5 blood transfusions, and had pneumonia 2x. My feet also inexplicably seized up in pain. I was discharged in a wheelchair, shattered and weak. I didn't walk for 6 months.
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I've been in kidney failure for 2.5 years now. What life is like: - Hooked up to dialysis machine 10 hrs/day (painful) - Carry 1.5L of dialysis solution in abdomen rest of time - Food/water very restricted, on 9 diff meds - Weak, no energy, struggling to stay positive 😭😭
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I've pushed myself to the limit trying to get back to work. I miss teaching so much. But I have no chance of recovery until I get a kidney transplant. Please help me find a #kidneyfordevon. If we reach enough people, I know we'll find a donor. kidneyfordevon.com
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Thank you for your support. I have so much more to give this world! And with your help, I'll finally have a fighting chance to do it. #kidneyfordevon
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Wow. This is just... unbelievably generous. @callmevlad will match the next $5k donated to my transplant fundraiser: kidneyfordevon.com/donate (If you want to match his match, DM him!) Thank you so much, @callmevlad.
Please spread this far and wide to help Devon find a kidney donor! πŸ™ To help fund the transplant, I’ll be matching the next $5k in donations here: gofundme.com/f/kidneyfordevo… (If folks out there can match my match like many of you have done in the past, please reply or DM me.)
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Interested in kidney donation but don't know your blood type? Jesse is offering to buy at-home blood type testing kits for anyone who wants to see if they're a match. Take him up on it here:
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Wishing you the very best! This world needs your amazing energy, spirit, creativity. Super inspired by your work. You’ve got this!!!
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thank you!
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