Things have been a little crazy and my apologies for falling behind on updates....
Troy was blessed with a new Kidney on December 8, 2020. Surgery went well and Troy and his donor our both home recovering well. The holidays were different this year but much more blessed than normal. We are all so thankful for Troy's Gift of Life and for his donor that offered such a generous gift. Hope everybody had a wonderful holiday season and is off to a great New Year like we are!
A couple of weeks ago Troy and Bridgett were having a normal Sunday gathering at a neighbors house. Little did Troy and Bridgett know, that normal Sunday would turn into a huge celebration. A neighbor of Troy's made a tear jerking announcement...he is a match and will be Troy's kidney donor. There was not a dry eye in the house....even Troy cried! He never cries! He was so overwhelmed by the generosity of his neighbor Cary and his wife, Kelley. Troy and Bridgett will be forever grateful!
It's just a few days before the fundraiser, Troy and Bridgett are feeling completely overwhelmed by all of the love and support they have received from everybody. They can not begin to figure out how they will ever say thank you. Please know that they will forever be grateful for everything that each and everyone of you have done.
Aside from being worried and tired, Troy is still feeling pretty good and still able to live life as he normally would. Bridgett has been his rock and they remain hopeful that a transplant is coming soon!
Troy and Bridgett spent the afternoon with the surgeon (no matching donor yet) for another routine step in the process prior to transplant. Troy is a rare B blood type. The good thing is that there are a few options for potential donors when it comes to blood type and matching. Troy and Bridgett, as well, as the transplant team continues to be optimistic. They would like you all to know that they could not do any of this with out all of you! Thanks so much for the continued support and shares of Troy's story and his need for a living kidney donor.
Troy was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) three years ago. PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic diseases and the fourth leading cause of kidney failure. Those who inherit PKD develop fluid filled cysts on both kidneys which cause decreased kidney function and eventually kidney failure. There is no known treatment or cure for PKD.
Troy recently learned that his kidney function has reached critical levels and the need for a transplant is crucial. Our hope is that we can find a living donor prior to the need for dialysis treatments. Some research shows that little or no time on dialysis prior to transplant can lead to better long-term health.
We are asking for everyone to spread the word regarding Troy’s desperate need for a kidney. The more people we reach, the better chance we have to find a living donor match.
Anybody interested in being testing please contact:
Tricia Monson, BSN, RN
Donor Transplant Coordinator
Any way to spread the word....helps!
Thank you Channel 5!
The More the Merrier!
Thank you Fox19!
KEEP IT COMING!
Thank you Local12
KEEP IT COMING!
Thank you Channel 9
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We can not say it enough. The Fundraiser was a huge success with tons of generous donations!
We continued to be overwhelmed by all of the love and support!
We hope everybody that attended had as much fun as we did!
This event would not have been successful without ALL OF YOU!
IF YOU MISSED THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT-- A MATCH HAS BEEN FOUND!
The plan is for Troy to have his kidney transplant in early October.
Feel free to check back for updates!
WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS-
THIS EVENT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!
KREIMERS BIER HAUS
THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION
THE CHRIST HOSPITAL
GREEN TOWNSHIP POLICE AND FIRE DEPT
HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT
MIKES CAR WASH
REGAL MAID-JANET AND ANDY VENNEMAN
FRIENDS OF ABIGAIL COURT
GREEN TOWNSHIP CITIZENS ACADEMY ALUMNI GRP
RELLA MC DONALD
ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS INC.
THE HOME DEPOT- WESTERN HILLS
THE CARLE FAMILY
CIRCLING HILLS/PEBBLE CREEK
FRIENDS OF ZOLA COURT
THE RODENBECK FAMILY
NANCY AND MIKE ADLER
RYAN AND KATIE MASSON
CINCINNATI FITNESS & BOXING- KEN CHRISTO
MELANIE DISNEY TAMASKA
TODD MC GRAIL
HEATHER MC GRAIL
MOMMA MC GRAIL
SCOTT AND SHELLY ANDERSON
EMPLOYEES OF KOHLS- WESTERN HILLS
EDDIE AND SHERI PANGALLO
MEIJER- HARRISON AVENUE
SALON LOFTS- EMILY MEYERS
THE SCALF FAMILY
THE KRISTO FAMILY
ROBIN & CHRIS STERWERF
MARY KUNTZ AND CAPTAINS TAVERN
THE CINCINNATI REDS
ST CATHERINE BOWLING LEAGUE
CAPTAIN RYAN HURLEY- UNION TWP FD
LIZ & CRAIG DAVIS
LISA & MIKE MIRIZZI
THE STENGER FAMILY
THE PULSKAMP FAMILY
AMANDA SCWEITERMAN AND FRIENDS
WILLIE’S AND FRIENDS
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS- DENT
GREAT PARKS OF HAMILTON COUNTY
KLEANING MATTERS- MARTI FIEDLER
RONDA LANEY & FAMILY
CATHY MERSCH & FAMILY
TAMMY & TIM BARGE
DAWN LINK & BILLY BAXTER
LINDA & DARREN SMITH
THE RUNCK FAMILY
THE RODENBECK FAMILY
LA EACE FAMILY
CRYSTAL & TODD BIGGS
WE APOLOGIZE IF WE MISSED ANYBODY
BUT PLEASE KNOW WE ARE SO VERY THANKFUL
TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!
THANK YOU EACH AND EVERY PERSON THAT REACHED OUT TO BE TESTED TO FIND OUT IF THEY WERE A MATCH FOR TROY!
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PRE-ORDER SHIRTS
AND PURCHASED SHIRTS AT THE EVENT.
Troy, Bridgett, and Troy's Transplant Troop would like to thank all of you for your love, prayers, and support. The number of people that have already reached out for testing information, or to offer support, and to share their stories has been overwhelming.
We appreciate it more than you will ever know!
Help support Troy in his search for a Living Kidney Donor, as well as, treatment and care before, during, and after transplant!