Una historia que es digna de una película, una joven en Estados Unidos logró salvar su vida gracias a su novio que conoció a través de Tinder, la joven de 22 años sufre de insuficiencia renal y necesitaba de un trasplante de riñón.
Hace dos años, Cheyenne HanLee y Gavin Geragawa se conocieron mediante la aplicación de citas Tinder y comenzaron su relación. Meses más tarde, cuando la pareja salió a cenar una noche, la joven comenzó a sentirse mal y se desmayó sin saber qué padecía, según narró la propia HanLee a Daily Mail.
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Went to the beach for a little yesterday and saw some cute seals🌞🌊🐬 • We ran into trouble with our first Airbnb and that led to whirlwind of trying to find a place to stay last minute. We had to rent two nights at a hotel just to figure things out and it really stressed me out but especially Gavin because he was working hard looking for a place to stay for us. After two days straight of searching for a place and people cancelling on us time after time, one of the people we originally tried booking messaged Gavin and said she had an opening so we finally found a place🙏🏽 It was such a huge relief and we’re both so happy that that hurdle is over. You gotta really expect the unexpected in situations like this, but the universe pulled through😄 • UPDATE 13 days post transplant: My incision has been healing well! I can walk, just not fast and I can’t make sudden movements, but I am definitely more mobile than before. It still hurts to cough/sneeze. The swelling also has gone down. Gavin’s pain has been getting better with each day also. I noticed that he was actually in more pain than I was. Right now it’s the immunosuppressant side effects that are getting to me(although I would rather be this way than how I was on dialysis). It’s the constant and nonstop shaking from my legs up to my head. It’s all over really. And headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, hot flashes, nausea, and burning in my hands. I do have to squat down a lot because I get tired. I’m seeing my doctor today so I’ll follow up with him on how I’m feeling. Still, I’m happy how I am now. Before when I was dialysis, I didn’t pee, my joints hurt, my appetite fluctuated, I was exhausted all the time, couldn’t eat what I wanted, had high bp, and much more. All I’m feeling now should get better with time.💙 • (I’m trying to be as real&honest as I can with post-transplant posts.) • #transplant #invisibleillness #chronicillness #kidneydisease #ckd #kidneyfailure #posttransplant #immunosuppressed #medications #awareness #esrd #sd #sandiego #beach #chronickidneydisease
Los médicos le diagnosticaron la enfermedad renal y tuvo que someterse a diálisis diarias para eliminar las toxinas y el exceso de agua de su cuerpo. Sin embargo, los especialistas le advirtieron que requería con suma urgencia un trasplante de riñón debido a que su función renal era tan solo del 2 %.
Fue entonces cuando Gavin tomó la decisión de convertirse en donante y, tras pasar por un largo proceso de selección, resultó ser apto para someterse al procedimiento. En un principio, la joven no quería que su novio donara, pero su condición no mejoraba y había tenido mala suerte con otros posibles donantes.
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Most of you already know my story and follow along, so thank you❤️ I did a video with Barcroft recently about me and Gav’s kidney transplant journey. I’m happy I could share on a platform where people can be exposed to what kidney disease and dialysis is, and what it means to live with it. • I don’t owe anyone an explanation but I’d like to add clarity about the video. I didn’t go on tinder to find a kidney, I went on to date. When I joined tinder I was in kidney failure, but didn’t believe it‼️ (If you look at past posts, I’ve talked about it more in depth). At this point I had symptoms but I just associated it with laziness and brushed it off. I didn’t think I was sick because I’m YOUNG and it didn’t cross my mind that I could have this life threatening illness. I also put my health & trust in someone else, which was a mistake on my part, but keep in mind I was extremely afraid so I wanted to avoid dialysis. My grandpa passed away after being on it. It’s been a learning process. • It was about seven months into our relationship when I started dialysis.💙Gavin and I kept open communication about EVERYTHING, the entire time, complete honesty.How we felt, what we thought, fears, questions, concerns, dreams, the future. And I think our love for each other and communication is what made us strong and overcome our battles.💙 • Assumptions about our relationship will be made no matter what, but those who’ve seen the video only saw an 8 minute video reflecting how we are in front of a camera. Everyone is at least a little different on camera than in real life.(If you have personal experience seeing this first hand you’d know exactly what I mean). No one truly knows how/what Gav and I communicate about off screen and how our relationship is. That’s private and that’s all that matters to us so I will leave it at that😊 • I found my best friend, boyfriend, caregiver, the most loving and generous person I’ve ever had the honor to meet and call my person. I don’t have any regrets. To this day meeting Gavin has been the greatest blessing I could ever ask for. Our love transcends distance, our situation, and any other obstacle. This whole journey has shown me that.❤️
Finalmente, el pasado 24 de octubre, la pareja se sometió a la cirugía, que resultó todo un éxito. “No puedo expresar con palabras cómo se siente tener el riñón de Gavin. Literalmente me salvó la vida”, expresó Cheyenne tras la operación.
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Happy #worldkindnessday 🤗🌎 Kindness matters🙌🏼 • I hope we can all treat others like we would like to be treated. I want to help others understand that not all illnesses are visible and because of this we should always try to treat others with kindness. You never really know what a person is dealing with. • It’s crazy to think life threatening illnesses can be invisible, and we can go about our days, even though we are living on the edge. We deal with the physical AND mental tolls that come with chronic illness, and it’s A LOT to handle. Especially when we don’t have the energy to divert that stress&anxiety elsewhere. I’d make a trip to the grocery store and there’s no way a person could tell I was extremely sick. I would come home every night to set up my dialysis machine, and hook up for ten hours because my kidneys lost their function. I relied on life support, but looked like a normal 22 year old. Still, I definitely did not feel like a normal 22 year old. So let’s try to always have empathy and see the good in people 💗🙌🏼 • (Pic was taken a month ago) • • #chronickidneydisease #transplant #shareyourspare #invisibleillness #esrd #kidneydisease #donatelife #ckd #dialysis
Al respecto, Gavin aseguró que cualquiera en su posición habría hecho lo mismo y que hubiera tomado la misma decisión, incluso si ya ella no fuese su novia: “No se trata de tener una relación. Se trata de darle una buena vida, que esté saludable y que sea feliz”.