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Dionne's Story

Dionne pictured with her husband and daughters

This is Dionne Ritter-Bright, a 36 year-old wife and working mother of two young children. She is a bright, warm and caring woman who is active with school and community activities.

However, what makes Dionne different is that she is in need of a life-saving kidney transplant.

For over 15 years, she has lived with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, which has left her functioning at less than 10% of normal kidney function, and preparing to live the rest of her life on dialysis.

Here’s how YOU can help Dionne in her fight for life…if you are interested in becoming a donor, or have questions about tissue and/or organ donations, please contact the Gift of Life Donor Program at:

(800) DONORS-1 (800-366-6771)

Or visit their website

Click here to send prayers & well wishes to Dionne

Updates to Dionne's Condition:

02/17/04--Dionne has received word that her potential donor is a match. She is scheduled to undergo her kidney transplant on March 9, 2004!! Thanks to all of the many people who have prayed for us and sent e-mails wishing her well :o)

02/21/04--Eight more dialysis sessions to go!!

02/23/04--Dionne was admitted to the hospital due to an infection from her catheter. This does not appear to be a problem for her scheduled transplant date.

02/25/04--Dionne is released from the hospital. New catheter has been put in, and transplant date is still scheduled for March 9th

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