Today I am tasked with writing the letter. The numbers and statistics are really solid in my favor, but I can't deny the severity of the situation and consider it a blessing to be forewarned in a way that many that face the frailty of life do not. Writing a letter is a simple task; writing -this- letter is not.
How do you distill a lifetime of discussion, love, understanding, frustration, expectation, and pride into something digestible? How do you handle the pressure to provide profundity and legacy? How do I make a map and not chains? How do I write a letter to be given to my son if I don't wake up on Monday afternoon?
Anna Cannington has offered to be part of this program. As a kidney donor with a nephrologist brother (not to mention next level human) she will be able to provide unique insight into "other side" of the transplant process. It is particularly apt for her to join up as she is Dustin's Donor. To schedule a conversation with either of Anna or Dustin just connect with either of us!
Dustin was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy (Berger's Disease) in early 2007. He and his family know well the struggles that come with suffering kidney failure, dialysis and the transplant processes. Born from these fustrations and Dustin's love of strengths-based coaching (centered on what is best in people) comes the Kidney Koach program. This NO FEE program is for Renal patients, their families and nursing staff that want support, understanding and a little help on the path.