Pamela Ikner grew up in a large family living in Nacogdoches, the First Official Town in Texas, established in 1779. After spending two years in college, she enlisted in the US Air Force in 1980 serving in administrative personnel and finance, beginning in the orderly room and eventually moving to the Commander’s offices. Pamela retired in 2000 with the rank of Technical Sergeant after serving 20 years!
She took the skills she used in the military and transferred them to the civilian sector working at the Veteran’s Administration for 16 years, the Army Corps of Engineers for three years, and then the US Department of Agriculture as a Management Analyst before being medically retired due to her kidney disease in 2022. She was diagnosed with kidney disease from the effects of high blood pressure and relies on dialysis three days a week.
Pamela has raised four children and now enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren! She belongs to Top Ladies of Distinction, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and enrich the lives of youth and adults. With the help of a living kidney transplant, she could get back to doing the things she loves – traveling, walking, and dancing!
Pamela 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.
Air Force Veteran