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.
April 1, 2020
Due to COVID-19 and a temporary reduction in staffing, The Mustard Seed has suspended furniture pick up service until the end of April. We hope to resume donation pick ups at the end of April or early May. If you would like to get on the calendar for the end of April, please give our office a call a… read more
March 27, 2020
As an essential service to the community, The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is still serving individuals and families in need but with limited staff and hours. Before dropping off donations or visiting our facility, please call the office first to be sure we are open on the day you plan to use our… read more