How old are you?
Where are you from?
San Jose, CA
What was your transplant?
kidney, recieved September 28, 2011
To make it more special, Attison’s mom named the kidney Charlie, after a character from the TV show.
What was your condition that led to the transplant?
kidneys stopped growing when she was young
What was life like before transplant?
Pretty normal, I guess
How long did you wait for your transplant?
not very long, short
How was the road to recovery?
Um, it was a little rough at first learning how to take medicine and stuff, but it was pretty easy when I went back home.
What can you do now after transplant?
Almost everything normal people can do.
What are you most excited about after being healthy?
Being able to do anything I want and not having to take medicine every day.
Do you know your donor?
Yes, it was her mom.
How is your mom now?
She is healthy as ever.
Why did you find taking medicine difficult?
It’s just really hard to remember to take it all the time and it gets in the way with what I want to do.
Do you take medicine every day?
Yes. It’s gotten easier, yes.
Why did your mom decide to donate?
Well, because they told us she could work and she didn’t want me to wait for another transplant.
What would you say to people considering to be an organ donor?
They should definitely do it because it’s very helpful to people like us (gestures to camp).