My friend’s husband is in need of a Kidney transplant. Below is a message from her as well as supporting links. Peter will be getting care in Boston, MA if you are considering being a donor.
Please pass this on!
”My husband Peter Tryba has suffered from chronic kidney disease (CKD) for the past 13 years. The condition is a result of an autoimmune disease called IgA nephropathy. His condition has been managed with medications to lower his blood pressure and keep his kidney function stable. Unfortunately he is now at the end stage of the kidney disease (ESRD) where his kidneys are only functioning at 13%. He will need a kidney transplant from a donor with a matching blood type (He is A+). We will be going to Tufts to meet with the transplant specialists and get put on a list of people waiting for donors. This can potentially take years to find someone. In the meantime, Peter will need to be put on dialysis, 3 days a week, for 3 hours a session in order to help boost his kidneys in eliminating toxins from his body. Peter is otherwise a young, healthy person who has done everything to manage his condition, but now he needs help. He needs a donor. I am willing to donate my kidney to my husband, but we have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and so I feel that I need to be there to care for both of them during this difficult time. The best option is for someone to volunteer. We wanted to let everyone know that this is what we will be going through in the next few months and would appreciate any information, support, guidance, or advice as we embark upon this journey. Thank you,
Rachel & Peter Tryba”
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If you would be so kind, I would very appreciate it. My husband, who plays a bone gnawer lady named Max, has come up with an idea, and I would like each of you who feel up to it to send me a message that is a response to her idea. Feel free to choose your tribe and/or breed and auspice (tribe…
Aisling Finnian, Light-of-the-Lost, homid galliard Fianna elder of San Francisco reacts with supportive interest.
“The fertility specialist my partner and I used is a Glass Walker kin, and she was a huge help to our family. Your idea sounds right up the alley of some of her research—if you like, I can get you all in-touch so you can compare notes?”
I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist.
My name is Ela. I am seventeen years old. I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab. So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through.
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall. Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack. Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us. Not today. People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us. They didn’t talk to us. They acted like we didn’t exist. They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all.
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists. She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything. I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice. However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget. The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store.
All that because I put a scarf on my head. Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil. It didn’t matter that I was a nice person. All that mattered was that I looked different. That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing.
This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call. It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day. It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim.
People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message. Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions. Reblog this. Tell your friends. I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.
this is so perfect in absolutely every single way.
SPREAD THE DAMN WORD
THAT WAS COOL
My hands are too small to do this effectively.
I wish I wasn’t iPod
if you’re on ipod you just hold down the reblog button
wtf just happened??
…The secret turned out to be that I was getting a song too! I love it when we end up doing things like this. So lucky to have my partner. <3<3
Bella Morte was offering custom Valentine’s Day songs this year! What a great gift, right? I bought one for my partner and loved how it came out!
But apparently there was a bit of a secret involved… ;D
FYI these cats have cerebellar hypoplasia and will walk like this for the rest of their lives. (FWIW, I would think poorly of any vet who let a cat coming out of anesthesia go home in this condition.)
Normally I’m irked by people who post gifs or videos of animals with obvious neurological conditions for the lols, because there’s nothing funny about an animal’s distress. In this case, I prefer to point this out not because these cats are distressed, because they’re not - as far as they’re concerned, they look totally normal when they walk! Some learn to compensate fairly well and, barring injury due to a fall or non-related ailments, they can live out a normal, pain-free lifespan.
The problem is that not everyone knows this. As a result, kittens and cats with CH that wind up in shelters are often euthanized.
Always reblog CH cats, not because it’s fun to laugh at the funny “drunk” kittens but because we should be spreading awareness about this disease. Yes, it’s incurable - though it will never worsen, and some cats seem to improve slightly over time - and yes, they do have a few special needs which shouldn’t be taken lightly. But people need to be made aware that CH cats can make perfectly wonderful pets. Not only will this help to prevent the automatic euthanasia of these little guys, it can prompt the right kind-hearted person to seek out a special needs pet that might not otherwise find a home. CH cats are so sweet (plus they will never strut across your dinner table or counter like your asshole normal cat). Help them find forever homes!
if every one of my followers did this, we could give more than 85 meals to less-fortunate animals. for free.
AH HHA ITS BACK YES PLEASE IT TAKES A SECOND OF YOUR TIME AND A LIFE OF AN ANIMAL
If you’re going to do this you may as well go to all the other causes on the greater good as well.