Elizabeth, known fondly as Betty, is a respected figure in Poughkeepsie, deeply engaged in volunteer work and cherished by her community. Her life of service includes roles as a retired bookkeeper and caregiver to her father, reflecting her selflessness and commitment to others. Despite her active lifestyle, Betty faces a life-threatening challenge: she urgently needs a kidney transplant due to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), an inherited condition that has progressed to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

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Since early 2020, Betty has endured the grueling regimen of dialysis, which leaves her fatigued with debilitating headaches. However, dialysis is only a temporary solution. Betty dreams of regaining her vitality, traveling freely, and enjoying meals without restrictions – aspirations that a kidney transplant could make possible.


Her search for a donor is critical. While a direct match would be ideal, Betty is also exploring options through the National Kidney Registry (NKR), which facilitates paired exchanges to maximize transplant opportunities.

You can help Betty by spreading awareness. Sharing her story on social media, via email, or by word of mouth might connect her with a potential donor or someone who can help amplify her plea for assistance. Even if you're unable to donate directly, your support could lead to a life-saving match.


Betty's resilience in continuing her community service despite health challenges serves as an inspiration. Now, she seeks the support of her community more than ever. Your involvement could be the difference between Betty receiving the transplant she desperately needs and facing ongoing health struggles.


Betty's story underscores the power of community and compassion. Together, we can rally around Betty, support her quest for a kidney donor, and help her reclaim her life. Your actions could make a profound difference in Betty's journey towards a brighter, healthier future.


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