Danny's Battle with Kidney Failure: In Need of a Donor
The Wishpond blog gets about 250,000 readers each month, and that's something we're very proud of.
And, 99 times out of 100, we use that audience to educate and inspire marketers to achieve their business goals.
Today though, we're going to use that audience for something else...
This is Danny Fan:
Danny is one of Wishpond's developers. He's been with the team for about 4 years now and he's part of the family.
Last March, at the age of 25, Danny was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure.
He still works for Wishpond. But 3 nights a week, for 8 hours each night, he undergoes dialysis. It leaves him with little energy, little possibility for a social life, and is incredibly draining physically, mentally and emotionally.
While he's gotten very good at making it seem like everything is normal, the fact of the matter is this...
34% of dialysis patients in British Columbia (the Canadian province where Wishpond is based) die waiting for a kidney. The average wait-time for a kidney transplant for Danny (blood type 0+, age 25) is 5-7 years.
Danny is a constantly-smiling, endlessly friendly and super smart guy. He has a corgi named Jeffrey (who visits the office on Fridays) and, until kidney failure stopped him from doing so last year, he loved to travel. We thought we'd reach out to our readers and see what could be done.
If you have a few moments, please watch and share the video below about Danny. Alternatively, head to this page where we've put more info: https://donatetodanny.wishpond.com/register/.
(Warning: Video contains language and medical content)
If you do live in British Columbia, please head over to https://register.transplant.bc.ca/ to register your decision for donation. Although 90% of people say they support becoming an organ donor, only 20% have actually registered their decision.
To say hi to Danny or talk about anything related to kidney donation, reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To start the screening process as a potential living donor, learn more here: http://www.transplant.bc.ca/be-donor/becoming-living-donor/.
Thank you for your attention.
The Wishpond Team