As many of you may know I have been battling rejection Since June of 2010. Under going aggressive treatments that has taken a major toll on my body! The past year and a half has been a real roller coaster ride to say the least. With many medicine changes, oodles of trips to the lab for blood work, traveling and working with my transplant team, Dr. Nasser I. Youssef, Transplant Surgeon at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center (my rock) and world renowned research scientist from Virgina Eastern Medical School (Dr. Aaron I. Vinik) to Miami, a big thanks to my family at The Diabetes Research Institute, My friend Gary Kleiman and Dr. Camillo Ricordi. Also The University of Maryland Medical Center ~ Transplantation. The support of my loving family and friends. I am happy to share with you that this week, I beat my battle with rejection! I am now out of rejection and my pancreas is working beautiful! I’ve always said it and will say it again, I was blessed with an awesome donor. May he enjoy his Christmas in the arms of Jesus and know how much his gift of life has been appreciated!
I will celebrated my Christmas with my close family and friends and start to rebuild my strength. I thank everyone of you who prayed for me during this time, your spirits will always shine on in my heart!
Our motto at Diabetes Living Today® has always been: May Kindness Always Be Our Guide! We wish all of you a very Happy Holiday filled with peace and joy!