Jay Robare Needs a Kidney. Will You Help Him?
Posted by Bob Aronson
By Bob Aronson
Video and cartoons by Jay Robare
My friend Jay Robare has kidney disease and at age 55 he is dying. Jay needs a kidney soon. He is a very talented graphic artist and also a massage instructor…well he was those things. Now Jay spends his time going to dialysis, recovering from it and then going to it again. It’s not much of a life. He deserves better than this.
Jay is looking for a living donor, someone with two healthy kidneys who is willing to give up one of them. He knows that’s asking a lot but he’s desperate. Please take a moment and watch this video. It’s Jay talking about his disease and what he needs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y8kIoYEGzts
If you are interested you probably have a lot of questions. You can get some answers here at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia where Jay is registered as a transplant candidate
Or you can call them at 800-789-7366
You can learn more about Jay by vising his website http://jayskidney.weebly.com/index.html and you can contact Jay on Facebook, too. He is a regular contributor to the discussions on Organ Transplant Initiative (OTI) and is also the artist who designed the logo with which you are greeted when you sign in to OTI.
Jays Friend, founder of OTI and Bob’s Newheart
Bob Aronson of Bob’s Newheart is a 2007 heart transplant recipient, the founder of Facebook’s nearly 3,000 member Organ Transplant Initiative and the author of most of these donation/transplantation blogs.
You may comment in the space provided or email your thoughts to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And – please spread the word about the immediate need for more organ donors. There is nothing you can do that is of greater importance. If you convince one person to be an organ and tissue donor you may save or positively affect over 60 lives. Some of those lives may be people you know and love.
Please view our n music video “Dawn Anita The Gift of Life” on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYFFJoHJwHs. This video is free to anyone who wants to use it and no permission is needed.
If you want to spread the word personally about organ donation, we have another PowerPoint slide show for your use free and without permission. Just email me email@example.com and ask for a copy of “Life, Pass it on.“ This is NOT a stand-alone show; it needs a presenter but is professionally produced and factually sound. If you decide to use the show I will send you a free copy of my e-book, “How to Get a Standing “O” that will help you with presentation skills.
Also…there is more information on this blog site about other donation/transplantation issues. Additionally we would love to have you join our Facebook group, Organ Transplant Initiative The more members we get the greater our clout with decision makers.
About Bob AronsonBob Aronson is a former journalist, a Minnesota Governor's Press Secretary and talk show host. For nearly a quarter of a century, he led the Aronson Partnership, a Minnesota-based communications consultancy that prepared corporate and government executives for crisis situations, regulatory testimony, media interviews and Presentations. Among his clients were all three U.S. Mayo Clinic locations, 3M, general Mills, CH2M Hill, the U.S. Department of Energy and scores more. In 2007 bob had a heart transplant after suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy for 12 years. Shortly after he got his new heart he founded the now 4,300 member Facebook support group, Organ Transplant Initiative. At the same time, he established the Bob's Newheart blog where he has posted nearly 300 columns on organ donation, transplantation and other health related issues. The Viewpoint blog was started in late 2016 and bears the name of the Radio Talk show Bob did from 1966 until 1974, when he resigned to become Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich first Press secretary. Bob and his artist wife Robin, live in Jacksonville, Florida with their two dogs, Reilly and Ziggy. Bob is also a woodworker and makes all of the furnishings for Robin's art festival booth. He also makes one of a kind jewelry or "memories" boxes that he donates to select transplant patients, caregivers, donor families and others who have somehow contributed to making life easier for the ill, the elderly and the less fortunate. Bob is in the final stages of editing two full-length novels that will be available on Kindle when ready for release sometime in early 2017. One is a sci fi novel about an amazing discovery near Roswell, New Mexico and you will be surprised to find it has nothing to do with the Roswell story everyone knows. It features a woman scientist who investigates impact craters for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Dr. Rita Sylvester and her female student intern. The other book is a political thriller that introduces a new hero to the genre, Fargo Dennison.
Posted on October 3, 2013, in Kidney Disease and tagged Dialysis, donor, dying, help, HUP, Jay Robare, kidney disease, kidney donor, living donor, Pennsylvania, save Jay's life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.