I am Ivan. I need a kidney. Not necessarily your kidney, but someone's. You can help just by sharing this post with your friends on FaceBook. Together we can find that angel willing to do the extraordinary to save my life.
I am told that the more people who know of my need, the better my chance is of reaching a person willing to be an altruistic donor. So, now it's all about getting the word out. That's where you come in.
Who Am I?
I hope to watch my amazing boys continue to grow and start families of their own someday. And I hope to return to an active life working with a police force. These should be precious times spent gainfully employed and relaxing with my boys.
People tend to notice my smile and positive attitude. I always try to do the right thing and help others. Now I need someone to help me. Thank you for sharing this and helping me to save my life.
How to Help Me:
Please give me 15 minutes (or more) and use that time to tell the world about this website (Kidney4Ivan.com).
- Email: Send this website to your friends (all of them) by email.
- Facebook: Post a small note on Facebook with a link to this website (icon above).
- LinkedIn: Post a small note on LinkedIn with a link to this website (icon above).
- Other Social Media Sites: Post a small note with a link to this website (icons below).
Why this is So Serious - My Options:
Most people have two well-functioning kidneys but can lead a full and equally healthy life with just one kidney. Both of my kidneys are fully shut down. So, medically I now have only two options to continue living:
- dialysis (life expectancy about 5 years)
- transplant (a new lease on life)
My family members are medically disqualified as donors.
If You'd Like More Information about Kidney Donation:
For more information about kidney donation generally, please watch this short video from Columbia University Medical Center's "Becoming a Kidney Donor."
If you'd like to speak with someone confidentially (without disclosing your inquiry to me), please call:
Angela Templeton, donor coordinator at Westchester Medical Center, Kidney Transplant at (914) 493-1990.
BHC, A Wing
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 493-1990
Fax: (914) 493-2419
(mention my name, Ivan Velarde)
Your questions will be answered by a qualified person who is familiar with my case.
Keep in mind that a confidential phone call to the hospital does not come with any obligations to proceed further.
Help Me by Sharing. Unfortunately, "Likes" are Not Enough:
So, please help me by Sharing this post with your Facebook and other friends. Please do more than "like" or comment. Likes and comments are the "hopes and prayers" of social media. Shares = action; the action needed here.
Together, we can do this.
Note: Federal law makes it illegal to exchange money for a kidney.