Sheckles Siblings

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.

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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:

Steven Sheckles

Blood Type:  O Positive

Transplant Coordinator:  317-944-4370

Time on transplant list:  4 years

Ron Sheckles 

Kidney transplant - March 26, 2021

Time on transplant list:  9 years

Jerry Sheckles

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.

*updated 3/27/2021
 

Steven with his grandson, Henry.

Ron with his daughter, Mandy and grandchildren, Karley, Bradley, and Harper.

Jerry with his grandson, Carson.

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