Received - Deceased Donor
Veronica Munoz enlisted in the Marines a year after high school. During her second enlistment, she was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) a genetic condition that often results in kidney failure. She was told she may not be able to finish out her enlistment, but she defied all odds and retired 26 years later as a Master Sergeant.
After 5 years of retirement, Veronica felt drawn back to public service and worked as a records specialist at a local police department. Veronica's condition has now deteriorated to the point where she has been placed on a kidney transplant wait list and has been told the need for dialysis may be soon. Veronica doesn't let the her medical disease slow her down. She is maintaining a full time work schedule and has many hobbies and enjoys spending time with her 5 grand children.
Veterans like Veronica have done so much for our country and their communities. What better way to show our gratitude than to be their hero as a living kidney donor? For those who are medically cleared, living kidney donation is safe. Donors thrive and can live a normal life with one kidney. The evaluation and medical care is covered by the transplant center and non medical expenses are covered by numerous organizations such as DOVE Transplant. If you would like to learn more about kidney donation, please click the link below OR email: Info@DOVETransplant.org. Thank you!
US Marines Veteran/Served 26 years