- Erin Francis was very young when she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
- By 2016, she had to undergo kidney transplant so her husband looked for help on Facebook and stumbled upon a stranger who was very willing to help.
- Since then Breanna and Erin became very close friends and decided to advocate for people in need of organ transplant.
Erin Francis was only 4 years old when she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. Then by 2016, Erin, already an adult, needed to have a kidney transplant.
Her husband decided to seek help from Facebook for a living donor. After seeing his post, Breanna Sipple knew she had to help even if she doesn’t know Erin.
During the first testing, Breanna was declined because of high blood pressure but it turned out she was only nervous and had “white coat syndrome.” She finally got approved to donate her Kidney after 6 months of testing.
Since then, Erin and Breanna became best friends and work together to help other people who are in the same ordeal as they were.
After recovering fully from their surgeries, they started the “Team Be More” in 2017. What they do is share their stories of success to encourage other people to become living donors and then provide help for people in need of a transplant.
Erin and Breanna even participated in The DreamWalk Fashion Show—that showcases “inclusivity and body positivity”—so they could further spread their message.
Both empowered women showed their scars proudly on the show as a way to celebrate their story of success.
After all, their lives were totally changed after the transplant. “I really truly feel like my life didn’t start until the day I decided to become an organ donor,” Breanna said.
Erin shared on Instagram her joy saying, “I’ll never forget the moment I walked to see Erin the day after surgery. It was a memory that I’ll cherish until the day I die. Love you so much, kidney sister.”
“This person just completely saved your life and gave you a new fresh start,” Erin said further.
The tandem will continue to become an inspiration to others. “It’s okay to be scared, but it’s going to be the most amazing journey of your entire life. So take the leap.”
Source: Inspire More