Searching for a Kidney, Ally’s Wish.
Feb 3, 2015
Happy New Year Friends, A little update from Ally.
Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year. I had a Relaxing New Year. I am hoping a kidney comes this year. I have been on the list for five years now. I see the kidney Dr this month so I will update you all after that appointment . Happy New Year!
Please share this page, the more people who see the story, the greater the chance Ally has in connecting with the right person that can give her the gift of LIFE.
Let’s be honest this IS a story about about life, we are all neighbours on this great big earth, if you can help, please consider doing so.
Remember even if you can’t help Ally directly, register to be an organ donor it only takes a moment. Give that gift today, #saveaLife.
Sept 24th, 2014
An Update on Ally, from Shaw TV Okanagan:
August 5th, 2014
I had the profound pleasure and gift this morning of being part of a story, Ally’s Story. Together with JuiceFM morning host’s Troy Scott & Karly Fiddes we sat down with Aleisha Sadersky and her Mom Charlene Webster here at the JuiceFM studio in Kelowna BC.
You see, Ally is here because she needs our help.
As we each take immeasurable amounts of breaths, unthinking, Ally’s different; each of her breath’s are numbered. Each one precious and intentional. Together with the support of her family and friends, Ally is here to appeal for life. The Basic right to life.
Ally needs a kidney.
L: Troy Scott, Ally Sadorsky, Charlene Webster, Karly Fiddes.
At first glance, it’s easy to see two things – Aleisha is a fighter, a true warrior – the good – and in the same breath – is not well. Ally is small in stature, but with a beautiful, unassuming, kind smile that radiates to her eyes and is available in each of her delicate gestures.
Charlene, Ally’s Mom is a different kind of fighter, protective, territorial over her daughter, selfless and giving. She’s the family hub, the glue that calmly keeps the details of a rigorously lethal medical process together which impressively, they simply call a realistic life of assumed acceptance.
Ally Sadorsky, 33 years old - In complete kidney failure waiting for a match donor.
Ally’s story: In her own words.
Living with a rare disease has been challenging and rewarding at the same time. Kidney failure has opened my eyes and heart to teach me, how life really is a blessing. Hypoparathryoidism is what I was born with and later in life due to the damage caused by treatment for that disease, kidney failure.
Now I am 32 years old and struggling with calcium levels and creatine levels, on dialysis. The type of Dialysis I am on is PD.
It makes it easier to travel and lead a semi normal life. I get to have the whole day free, but at night I am attached to a machine for 9 hours.
The video below is a typical experience – only exchange that guy for ME.
Here is about a month’s worth of Dialysis.
The side effects of the kidney failure makes you tired and swollen in the feet, legs and face.
My story, has been filled with many moments of Joy & Gratitude – although I have been living with this disease my whole life, and the kidney disease as an added hardship – I was given a gift on April 2, 2001 that changed everything. Mom, Mother, kindness generator – I received a kidney from my Mom. She tested, was a match, and became more of an angel than she already was.
Her gift allowed me this grace: I went from a life that revolved around treatment and hospitals and arduous medication rituals ..
To a life of my own, MY OWN!
I got to experiences independence, freedom to peruse the banal normalities that had been out of my reach for years & years..
I became a camp councillor – volunteering my time with young people that were still traveling the road I knew so well, I went swimming, with out care, I got a part time job..
And my Mom; My Mom whom will never truly stop worrying about me – rested. She had
days years of rest – no frequent Dr’s visits, no long nights of irregular sleep patterns, no travel for my specialists, or considerably reduced travel for my specialists.
My Mom Charlene & I.
I was still me, but a healthier, freer version. I had nearly 9 blissful years of semi charmed, regular life.
Life has a funny way of sending you down a road you don’t choose.
When my new kidney began to fail.. It was harder to adapt. Going back on Dialysis was harder to adjust too. I could still taste the freedom. It was a hard concept to digest, being back in this secured rhythm.
Life became extremely limited once again.
Nausea has become my constant companion..
I am so limited on the foods I eat due to the mediation. I need the medication to manage the chemistry of my body.. it’s a vicious cycle.
My free life is over, replaced by a complicated routine of ardour and exhaustion. I am not complaining, I am at peace with this circumstance – I stay strong and hopeful – if not for me then for my family.
I now know what it like to have had a kidney transplant
My Wish is to have a kidney transplant again, so I can have my life back. Not only my life but a possibility of longevity. I am scared for my family, I want a different outcome than the one I am currently living. I need help.
I am on the B.C. Transplant list but I am a B Blood Group which isn’t a common blood type. As a B Blood Group person, we can wait many years on the transplant list – as I have been already. It’s frustrating & discouraging.
I would like everyone in B.C. to take a moments and think about signing the organ donor registry, at the very least – it’s such a gift, to give life.
Also talk to your family and friends about your wishes about being a donor. If you wanting more information about signing up to the registry or being a living donor please click the picture above.
Also I or my Mom (Charlene) can answer your questions directly, we’d love to. Please contact us HERE.
Thank you for reading my story.
If you think you might be able to help Ally, first, thank you.
Thank You. You may just save a life today.
Please get in touch with either:
Vancouver General Hospital Living Donor Program
5th Floor, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9 Phone: 604-875-5182
Fax: 604-875-5236 Toll Free: 1-855-875-5182
St. Paul’s Hospital Living Donor Program
Unit 6A, 6th Floor, Providence Building 1081 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6 Phone: 604-806-9027
Fax: 604-806-9658 Toll Free: 1-877-922-9822
Please share this with your family, friends, co-workers.
You can join the Ally’s Kidney Wish Facebook Group to stay in touch and see our Progress in finding a Kidney.
B.C. Renal Agency – Ally says.. “Take Good Care of your Kidneys!”