Hello, my name is
David and I am disabled. My disability is
due to end stage renal disease. Renal failure is due to brittle
diabetes. My kidneys started to fail in 1992. I went on
peritoneal dialysis in 2001. Thankfully in 2003 a wonderful
person whom I never met gave me a gift of life, a kidney. The
team of surgeons and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic were
superb. My joy was short lived though. In late 2003, I
developed an infection that spread throughout my blood system.
The infection started in the bladder area and quickly spread.
After 3 weeks in the Clinic the infection was brought under
control but the damage done to the kidney was irreversible.
I was then placed on a kidney/ pancreas transplant list. In February of 2008 I received the transplant. I spent 5 weeks in the Clinic due to many problems (which included an upper respiratory infection and a blood clot in one lung).
Trying to find benefits and applying for benefits can be tough. I've gone through it and hope that this site will help others to find benefits to enhance their lives. Don't give up hope.
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