Sheckles Family Thanksmas 2016
Sheckles siblings: Steven, Ron, Roger, Jerry, and Thelma
Siblings Jerry, Steven and Ron Sheckles all have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).
Update: Jerry and Ron have both received a kidney transplant.
Steve is currently on the kidney transplant list and also looking for a living kidney donor. Would you consider being a living kidney donor?
PKD is an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop in the kidneys. Polycystic kidneys can be the size of large footballs and weigh up to 30 lbs each.
If not, you could help by praying for Jerry, Steven, Ron, and all the people that are on the kidney transplant list. According to the Donate Life website, Kidney Donation page there are 100,000 people on the national kidney transplant list.
With a living kidney donor, sometimes a match is found within a year. Whereas, it can take 5 to 8 years on the waiting list for a deceased donor depending on what .
If you'd like to find out more information about being a living kidney donor for:
Blood Type: O Positive
Transplant Coordinator: 317-944-4370
Time on transplant list: 4 years
Kidney transplant - March 26, 2021
Time on transplant list: 9 years
Kidney transplant - November 6, 2020
Time on transplant list: 5 years and 2 weeks when he received the call from the hospital that their was a kidney match.