Chakita Harrington was medically retired from the Navy after serving 9 years. Chakita has developed kidney failure. She endured dialysis during pregnancy which resulted in an emegency C Section
Soon after she received a kidney from her biological sister/shipmate in 2008.
In 2020 Chakita got COVID early in the pandemic and the virus attacked her transplanted kidney. Now a single mom of two teenagers (14 an 16) is in need of a second transplant.
Chakita is a co-owner of a nonprofit in Washington DC called Helping Others Thrive (H.O.T) which provides simple necessities such as weather appropriate hydration, hygiene and hope to people without homes.
A kidney transplant would allow Chakita's children to continue to prosper within the presence of their mom. Additionally Chakita hopes to continue to provide love and light to all those close to her heart - including the community that H.O.T serves.
Chakita's family has been ruled out as donors. Her sister wishes she had another kidney to donate. Veterans like Chakita have given so much to protect our freedoms. Let us now give back to them. Contact DOVE to learn how: Info@DOVETransplant.org