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My name is Mary Ann Hope and my full time job is searching for a living kidney donor. I am finally losing my fifty+ year battle with lupus. I have survived well beyond my original projected twenty year life span. I am seventy now, but my kidneys are finally giving up, the wimps.

I am so grateful for any help you can offer in my search. You can help me by ……..

• Sharing, liking and following my facebook page www.facebook.com/maryannhopeneedsakidneydonor

• Sharing promotional thingies with friends and coworkers. I have kits of thingies to share which promote my quest for a donor. Each kit contains: a flyer with info cards, 4 bookmarks, 3 buttons and 2 car stickers. Just convo me with your name and address and how many kits you would like.

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  • Born on February 27
  • Joined November 23, 2008

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About

My name is Mary Ann Hope and my full time job is searching for a living kidney donor. I am finally losing my fifty+ year battle with lupus. I have survived well beyond my original projected twenty year life span. I am seventy now, but my kidneys are finally giving up, the wimps.

I am so grateful for any help you can offer in my search. You can help me by ……..

• Sharing, liking and following my facebook page www.facebook.com/maryannhopeneedsakidneydonor

• Sharing promotional thingies with friends and coworkers. I have kits of thingies to share which promote my quest for a donor. Each kit contains: a flyer with info cards, 4 bookmarks, 3 buttons and 2 car stickers. Just convo me with your name and address and how many kits you would like.

• Share and follow my blog at www.maryannhopeneedsakidneydonor.blogspot.com

Here is the rest of my story …….

Riding my pony Flash and flamenco dancing keep me looking healthy, but my lab numbers say otherwise. A living donor is my best chance for survival since I may not survive the five+ years wait for a deceased donor kidney, I may be so damaged from dialysis that a transplant won’t be possible or I will be too sick to undergo the four hour surgery.

I have had a Bucket List since I was a child. I wanted to be a cowgirl, violinist, dancer, teacher, writer, drive a big rig, sing in the Messiah and be in the circus. I haven’t gotten around to the last one … yet.

I am blood type O+, but my transplant center has a Paired Donor Program, where my donor may match someone else whose donor might match me. I feel hopeful that a donor will come forward for me!

For more information about giving the Gift of Life, contact my exceptional team at IU Health Transplant Center at University Hospital in Indianapolis: 800 382 4602 or 317 944 4370 or online at www.iuhealth.org/transplant. Please mention my name, Mary Ann Hope.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary Ann and Flash

esperanza12100 [!at] gmail.com


And more ............

I am 10 dog years old. I have been a school teacher, bar tender, horse trainer, semi-tractor-trailer driver and ballroom teacher.

I come from a creative and restless family. It's not my fault.

I am still a flamenco dancer and total horse nut. My relationship with my pony Flash is the best relationship I have ever had with a male mammal. I have no plans for growing up.

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