All Dawn wants for Christmas is for her son to get a new kidney.
“That would be the best Christmas present ever,” Dawn said.
Dawn’s 17-year-old son, John, was diagnosed with Alport syndrome – a kidney disease – at 10 years old.
John’s kidney started failing in April 2019, and he receives dialysis treatment at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children three times a week. He is on a waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. It could take up to two years to receive a new kidney, Dawn said.
John had been sleeping in an inadequate bed on the floor, but thanks to you he received a new bed at The Mustard Seed of Central Florida. Dawn said John has an implanted port – a type of medical device needed for dialysis – and sleeping too close to the floor was worrisome.
The mother and son also needed dressers, a dining table, a student desk, end tables and pots and pans.
Each time you donate to The Mustard Seed, you make a meaningful impact on the lives of Central Florida residents like Dawn and John.
“I don’t like to take gifts,” Dawn said. “But if I had something like this to donate I would because to give to someone who needs it makes you feel better. Thank you very much.”
To help other Central Florida residents in need like Dawn, donate here.
December 5, 2019
Due to an unusually high volume of calls for service and holiday closures, we are experiencing delays in our furniture pickups. If you need a furniture pickup, please schedule it four to six weeks in advance. Delays are expected to subside in January. Furniture pickups typically need to be scheduled… read more
November 4, 2019
Mark your calendars for Dec. 3 when the Mustard Seed of Central Florida will be part of #GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized … read more