Mika’s Health Update
Forward Equality’s Founder/State Field Director Mika Covington, is not feeling the best. Sie as you all maybe aware, has Nephropathic Cystinosis Stage 5 (End Stage). Sie has been waiting for a kidney transplant. Recently, Mika found out that hir prospective kidney donor would not be able to donate her kidney to Mika. This devastated some of hir closeted friends and family. This was a major set back for Mika. Sie made this statement to Forward Equality Board of Directors, “My medical condition has taken a toll on me but I still plan on doing a much I can for Forward Equality and all my other responsibilities. Nevertheless, keep in mind that I do have a condition that is difficult to deal with and causes me a lot of troubles and stress therefore, I will try to lessen the stress that Forward Equality and the Nebraska Queer community puts on me.”
Forward Equality would like to make a push for Mika to help find a pool of people to get tested to see if they can donate to Mika to save Mika’s life. Yes, we say save Mika’s life because hir condition can and will kill her if she does not get a kidney transplant. Dialysis only prolongs hir life. Please email Forward Equality at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to donate to Mika. Mika will probably be the one to answer that email. Or send Forward Equality a message on facebook.
Forward Equality would like to ask our supports to please “LIKE” Our Friend Needs a Kidney on facebook. Our Friend Needs a Kidney was started by hir prospective donor that was denied by the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center who also is one of Mika’s friends. This facebook group page was started to help find a pool of new prospective donors for Mika.
Thank you for supporting Mika.
Posted on January 14, 2013, in Press Release, Statements and tagged Dialysis, forward equality, medical condition, Nebraska Queer Community, Nephropathic Cystinosis. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.