November 2014

Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 13, 2014 – Jacksonville’s local California Pizza Kitchen is doing its part to help a local transplant patient raise funds to offset her overwhelming medical expenses.

Sylvia Upton McMillan, of Jacksonville, was born with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), but it wasn’t until she underwent surgery for a cerebral aneurysm that her kidneys began to fail.

Scottsville, Va., Nov. 4, 2014 – In the late 80s, Leah Stockton’s kidneys were damaged during the birth of her son. Though she was able to maintain kidney function for more than 20 years, her kidneys began to fail in 2013. Doctors say a kidney transplant is necessary.

While Stockton, 58, awaits her transplant, she endures regular dialysis treatments, which take a toll on her quality of life.