My Story – Pernell Caster

Pernell Caster and Family

Pernell Caster Lives in Frewsburg, NY. He has Blood Type O. You can contact Pernell by using the form, the email address, or the phone number below:

Hello, my name is Pernell Caster. I live in Frewsburg, NY with my wife Cathy, our 12 year old son Grady, and our dog, Roscoe. I am 58 years old and Blood Type “O”.

I previously was co-owner of our family business, Caster Well Drilling, but retired in 2014 due to health concerns. I graduated from Andrews University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and was a pilot.

The past 6 years have been filled with medical concerns that included a stroke and pacemaker and we had just started to return to a new “normal”.

I have had kidney trouble all my life and was born with a U-shaped kidney, which basically means my 2 kidneys fused together and share function. I have also been a diabetic for 20 years. I learned early in 2020 that I am in stage 4 kidney failure and started peritoneal dialysis in August 2020.  Dialysis is tough as I’m a very active person and it impacts my ability to travel and do things with my family.

Aside from spending time with my family, I enjoy carpentry, boating, hikes in the woods and being outdoors. I have sung in several barbershop quartets. I have remodeled several homes. I am active and have a young son who loves to spend time outdoors. I would love to buy a Class A motorhome and travel the country.

I realize that finding a kidney for transplant is not easy and asking a family member or a friend to consider donating a kidney is difficult. However, we know doing so greatly improves my chances of receiving a transplant. A living donor kidney donation has a much higher rate of success.

I am blood type O so a type O will match perfectly, but remember that even a non-matching kidney donation can benefit me through a “Paired Kidney Exchange”

Please use the form below to contact me if you would consider being a donor.


My family and I thank you!

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