I learned that I had end stage renal failure in October 2013. Since then, I have done everything I need to do to stay an excellent candidate for transplant. I have been on dialysis since July 2014. I was a hardworking man and now move slow, require several breaks and sleep a lot. I have never wavered in my hope to receive a kidney and always keep a positive attitude. It has been a difficult process to endure. Now that I am retired after 32 years at General Motors, I am even more hopeful for a kidney. That hope makes me excited to know that a new kidney will allow me to live the life of retirement that me and my wife deserve.