The people in the picture are Ira and Ellen Friedberg and their grandson.

We recently learned that Ellen has been diagnosed with Stage 5 chronic kidney disease. Stage 5 means that Ellen’s kidneys have failed. The kidneys help the body to filter blood and eliminate toxins. 

This means that Ellen will require dialysis, and eventually a live donor kidney transplant, which is her best chance for survival. We hope there are people who will be willing and able to be tested to be a donor.

She has been approved and listed at Hackensack Hospital in New Jersey. The contact info for Renewal, a live donor organization, is R25892@renewal.org or call: 718-431-9831 Ext. 209.