As many of you know, Mark was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, an auto-immune kidney disease, in 1998. For the past ten years, Mark's Nephrologists have been monitoring his kidney function and we have been doing our best to live life as usual. We have known all along that Mark would one day need a kidney transplant. However, it wasn't until yesterday at his 4 month check-up, that we faced the realization that his transplant would more than likely occur sometime soon (i.e. within a year). So, it seems that our journey to a kidney transplant has officially begun!
Several of you have already expressed interest in being kept informed of Mark's progress. So, we decided to create a web log for the purpose of keeping everyone "in the loop." We also hope that our blog may lead to us networking with other families who are going through similar experiences. As you check our blog for updates about Mark, please remember to also pray for our family. We will undoubtedly be reliant upon your prayers and God's guidance as we begin this journey!