An important message from Zachary Royes
Below is a very important message sent to you on behalf of Zachary Royes, son of Paulet Royes and grandson of Edgar Royes.
I am usually a very private person when it comes to matters like my health, so this is abnormal for me to do a social media post. I want to thank all the people who have prayed for me and visited me during my time of need.
For those who don’t know, last September I went to the hospital because I was having high blood pressure and had been feeling abnormally sick for the previous 2 months. After the doctors saw me, I was ready for them to tell me I had hypertension, but to my surprise they told me I have end-stage kidney failure and would need to start dialysis right away to save my life.
I was so confused because I hardly ever drank alcohol, didn’t smoke and tried to lead a heathy lifestyle, so this was tough a pill to swallow. Fast forward to today, I’m doing much better and I do home dialysis every night. This past week I was added to a kidney transplant list, which is great news. They also informed me that with my blood type it could take 6 to 8 years to receive a deceased kidney but if I got a living kidney it could be a couple of months wait, which brings me to the reason for this letter.
I am asking if anyone would find it in their heart to consider donating a kidney to me. A kidney would improve my health greatly, day to day mobility, physical ability and importantly my life expectancy. I don’t take what I am asking of you lightly, so if anyone has any question or is interested, please feel free to message me or contact the Transplant Unit directly. Barbara O’Neal (404) 605 4128 and Denise Neal (404) 605-5360 are the contact persons.
I hope everyone stays blessed and I appreciate you taking a moment to read this message.
More about Zachary
Zachary is 35 years old and lives in Georgia. He has no children and is not married. He is an entrepreneur, with his own business selling retail items online. Prior to his illness, Zachary was a very active person, playing soccer, basketball and working out outdoors.
If you want to help
Please note that blood type is not an eliminating factor. If someone is interested in becoming a donor but does not match Zachary’s blood type, the Transplant Unit will find another patient with a donor who does match his blood type, then there will be a cross match.
More information about kidney disease & kidney donation
- Kidney disease
- African Americans & kidney disease
- Be a donor
- General information on living donation
- Who can be a living kidney donor?
- Where do I start?
Thank you for reading and passing on this very important message.
Royes Family International