Adventures of a Kidney Donor

June 7, 2010

A New Kidney for Sonia

My aunt Deb and my aunt Janet have a dear friend Sonia who is getting a kidney transplant and Sonia needs some assistance. Here is the letter they sent today:

I have attached photos of our dear friend Sonia and an invitation. Sonia has endured dialysis for 4 years now and will receive a kidney donation June 21st. She is a hard-working business owner with insurance. Insurance will not cover many many costs such as hotel and food costs while she and her donor get all the pre-surgery testing. Sonia and her mother have to stay in Phoenix near Mayo Clinic for 6 weeks post surgery. She will have $2000/month medication costs.
Any of you who have visited us in Tucson have either visited her wonderful store, Alchemista, or benefitted from her wonderful homemade soaps, shampoos, lotions, or essential oils.
Any possible donation you could manage would make a world of difference for her. Donations can be made directly to a Wells Fargo Bank (or Wachovia on the east coast). The acct # is 9422873969 For The Benefit of Sonia Rodriguez. You can also send directly to her at Alchemista, 1250 S. 4th Ave, Tucson AZ 85713
For those of you living in Tucson or Phoenix, there will be a fun dinner and show at The Westward Look with discounted rooms for anyone who wishes to spend the night. I have attached an invitation.
No donation is too small! I hope you can help. Thank you!
Deb and Janet


  1. I’m saying prayers and sending good health vibes to Sonia! I’ll also send what I can because I know how important it will be to have the support there when the person needs it.
    Your aunts sound like wonderful friends and reading this put a smile on my face because with all the bad things in this world to read about, it’s so good to read about the people out there that shows the goodness in people’s hearts!

    Comment by jacqsworld — June 17, 2010 @ 5:51 pm |Reply

  2. wow this is an amazing outpouring of love. hope everything goes well with this!

    Comment by denelleh — June 17, 2010 @ 8:16 pm |Reply

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