Client Story: Dawn

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.

Client Story: Robert

Robert, who’s been in a wheelchair since 2014, had been sleeping on the floor of his empty apartment for almost a month. But thanks to YOU, he now has a bed to sleep in and all the basic home furnishings needed to turn his empty house into a home. After serving in the Army for 13 years, Robert wo…

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Client Story: Sateria

Sateria and her four young children became homeless in 2017 after Sateria’s landlord kicked them out. But thanks to your support of The Mustard Seed’s furniture and clothing programs, the family has regained stability and dignity. It was a rough several years for the family. After losing their a…

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Client Story: Dawn

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 recei…

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Save the Date! – #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

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