Dwana Stevenson enlisted in the National Guard in 1988, shortly after she graduated from high school, and spent her six years as an Administrative Specialist (71 Lima).
She went to Mohler Beauty College specializing in natural hair and ran her own salon for 14 years. Dwana also attended Southern University in New Orleans receiving a bachelor's degree in English and received a master's degree in Africana Women’s Studies from Clark Atlanta University. She has worn many hats; such as teaching elementary and junior high students, selling real estate, being the tour manager for Sweet Honey and the Rock a very popular all-female folk group, working with some nationally known celebrities, and being an author with books being sold on Amazon!
Dwana has a genetic predisposition for kidney issues and in January 2023 was diagnosed with kidney failure and started dialysis four months later. She is responding well to her treatments, but her condition will continue to get worse until a new kidney is found. Dwana describes her father as her “Champion,” taking her to her appointments, staying with her as she got familiar with her home dialysis, and being her constant encourager. She has a blended family that is there for her and supports her as they can. Dwana loves gardening, crocheting, and being out in the music world. She has been a friend, a blessing, and a confidant to many. Will you help her to continue giving back to the many lives she has touched?
Dwana has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in her outreach to find her life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.
A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319.
National Guard Veteran