Hello, my name is Steven Small – I am 57 years old and have been on PD dialysis at home since April of 2014.
GREAT NEWS!!!! Steve received a kidney from Debra Hughes on December 5, 2016 at ECMC. Thank you to Deb!!! She found Steve’s profile on the Kidney Connection website and donated a kidney to him, a complete stranger, out of the goodness of her heart. WE LOVE YOU DEB!!!!!
I have been blessed to have such a supportive family. My wife Michelle, twin sons Andrew and Christopher, daughter Nikki and youngest son Michael and his wife Katie. I have always worked hard all my life usually holding 2 or even 3 jobs to support my family. I have been in School Child Nutrition Program Management for over 30 years and wish to continue to be a Child Nutrition advocate for many more years. I enjoy cooking and family get togethers and now I am getting into some gardening and enjoy keeping up with my Yankees.
Its not easy working and then coming home to hook up to a dialysis machine for 9 and 1/2 hours a night.
God has helped me through some difficult times and I believe that there is someone out there that can give me the gift of life. Maybe having this disease is God’s way of telling me to slow down.
I pray for the day of transplant . I would like to thank Jeanette and the Kidney Connection for this site.