I hope this finds everyone doing well. My story begins in a land far far away called Germany which is where I was borne. I was a very sick child and spent most of my childhood in and out of the hospital and enduring exploratory surgeries to try to find out what was wrong with me. At age 13 another such surgery showed that I suffered from Reflux Nephropathy. I had lost 1 kidney at age 7 after 3.5 months in the hospital. I went 9 more yrs. with relatively good health and even did a stint in the US Air Force. At age 22 I began CAPD and in Jan. 1987 I had my first transplant. It lasted for 6 yrs.a d 3 months. Then back on dialysis and in 1994 I had the second transplant. In my mind this one was going to last me the rest of my life. I received this kidney from a 19 yr. old young man who was killed in a car accident. I had this one for 19 yrs. Now I've been on dialysis for almost 5 yrs. I tried to get listed through the VA in Iowa City which is where I got the second transplant. My wife had to set up a Go Fund Me account due to the fact that I'm a disable veteran on a very fixed income and she had to close her business because of having to care for me. But they said that after having Thyroid cancer last year they want me to be cancer free for at least another year. I am cancer free right now, but they won't budge. The Mayo Clinic was recommended so I thought it was worth a shot. We just got back from the week long work up and are very hopeful and have our fingers crossed. A person has to be independently wealthy or have a very generous family to pay the 20% that medicare doesn't pay and I have neither. Obviously there is much more to my story and eventually I will write it all down, but for now this is a good start. Are there any other multiple kidney transplant recipients out there?