“My kids need their mom. A kidney transplant and life without dialysis will enable me to return to normalcy. I love to hike with my kids, enjoy the outdoors…I just want to feel like myself again.”
Cindy Silva is a 34-year-old single mom and a Navy Veteran who served 8 years as an operation specialist and a hospital corpsman up until her retirement in 2013 due to kidney disease.
Cindy lives in a remote area and therefore needs to manage all of her dialysis treatments within her home. Each night she hooks herself up to a dialysis machine for 8 hours. Dialysis keeps her alive but drains her physically and emotionally.