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Old 08-06-2018, 05:37 PM   #1
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These past 5 days have been life changing for my dad. On Thursday he went through a live donor kidney transplant. 5 1/2 years ago he was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. He had gone into the ER after his colon had ruptured and had brought his kidneys out of dormancy. They didnít think he would make it when he first came in. His kidneys were shutting down and they immediately put him on dialysis and got him on the transplant list. He bounced on and off the list for different reasons throughout the years, and had been at the top of the list for about the past 6 months. About a year ago he had a friend of his from the falconry community reach out stating that she was a match and was going to donate a kidney. The doctors told her she was over weight and had to lose 40 pounds for them to proceed. She lost over 100 pounds in a years time to donate a kidney to my dad. As of this afternoon, theyíre both being released from the hospital to go home. My dad hasnít felt this good in over 5 years and even his best days on dialysis never felt this good. The doctor told him that the kidney was functioning before they had him closed back up and that it normally takes a couple of hours for it to start working like that. He is making great strides so far and we pray that it continues.

Please pray for my dad, Jay Lehmer, and his donor, Brandi Nickerson, as they recover. My dad will be off of work for the next 3 months while he is recovering and itís going to be a tough road thatís full of expenses.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 08-06-2018, 05:48 PM   #2
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Prayer for a full recovery. God is Good!
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:50 PM   #3
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That's awesome!
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:50 PM   #4
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Man I'm glad to hear everything is going good B! My brother had to get a kidney transplant about 3 years ago I guess now. I know that dialysis and stuff can be rough . I hope that he continues doing good with all of it!

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Old 08-06-2018, 05:50 PM   #5
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That’s great news and good on her for the donation.

My nephew donated a kidney to his girlfriend’s mom’s best friend.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:54 PM   #6
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That is awesome praying for a full recovery for all involved
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:59 PM   #7
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:00 PM   #8
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:03 PM   #9
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What an awesome human being Brandi is! Your pops must be a great guy for some one to cough up a kidney! Prayers sent for a speedy recovery for both of them.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:04 PM   #10
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:04 PM   #11
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Prayers for both of them, and bless her heart. People like her are angels. What a great thing she did. Amazing!


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Old 08-06-2018, 06:12 PM   #12
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:14 PM   #13
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:18 PM   #14
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:21 PM   #15
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:22 PM   #16
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:26 PM   #17
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Best wishes for all and THANKS for referring to your Father as DAD! PO's me big time to read someone who refers to their DAD as the Ole' Man. I called my Dad the Ole' Man only once....got set straight quick it was disrespect per my DAD. Just raised that way and your Dad obviously raised you right. God Bless!!
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:26 PM   #18
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:27 PM   #19
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Awesome story!

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Old 08-06-2018, 06:29 PM   #20
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Great story!

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Old 08-06-2018, 06:34 PM   #21
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Great folks out there, prayers for y'all.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:37 PM   #22
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Glad your dad is doing good now. I’ll be praying for him.
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:44 PM   #23
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:50 PM   #24
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Awesome!! Prayers up for the two of them. God bless that Donor.


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Old 08-06-2018, 08:39 PM   #25
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Great yo hear this Brandon.


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Old 08-06-2018, 09:08 PM   #26
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:12 PM   #27
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:14 PM   #28
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:39 PM   #29
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Man that is awesome. Praying for a quick recovery for both of them.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:44 PM   #30
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Prayers up. May have saved two lives. 100 lb weight loss is life changing.
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:57 PM   #31
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Man that’s an awesome story all the way around!! Get well dad!!
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:05 PM   #32
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That’s awesome, what an amazing person that she cares enough about him to do that.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:05 PM   #33
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Prayers up...…. for Dad and the Donor.....
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:27 PM   #34
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Pulling for him!
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:35 PM   #35
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Awesome news! God works wonders! Prayers for both families!
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:39 PM   #36
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Prayers for all of y'all

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Old 08-06-2018, 10:40 PM   #37
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God bless both families involved! Truly a remarkable story.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:42 PM   #38
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Prayers up for a quick recovery For both of them. She is a Special lady. God Bless!
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:46 PM   #39
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Good stuff, prayers up for all of you!
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:49 PM   #40
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Good story! He received the greatest gift ever and she’s a hero for stepping up!
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:56 PM   #41
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Best thing I've heard all day. Good stuff right there!
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:02 PM   #42
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What an amazing story! I will definitely be praying for all these fine people.
I've heard Brandi's name before. Does she run some group on facebook?
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:04 PM   #43
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What an amazing story! I will definitely be praying for all these fine people.
I've heard Brandi's name before. Does she run some group on facebook?


She may. Sheís a Wildlife rehabilitator.


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Old 08-06-2018, 11:05 PM   #44
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Thanks everyone for the continued prayers! It is greatly appreciated!


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Old 08-06-2018, 11:09 PM   #45
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:15 PM   #46
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:21 PM   #47
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Very nice story all the way around. Glad he is doing better and KUDOS for the young lady that was the donor.

prayers all goes well and everyone heals up they way they need to.
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:23 PM   #48
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Awesome! Prayers sent. You are a good man Brandon. I was late meeting you one time to buy 15 bucks worth of stuff and I’ve always regretted it. You handled my tardiness well. Always wanted to apologize. Prayers for your father and entire family.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:17 AM   #49
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:27 AM   #50
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