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  • Seven years ago my life was saved by a kidney transplant.  It’s because of that kidney transplant that I was able to compete on American Idol, marry my wife Christina, and share my music and story with others around the world.  But a transplanted kidney can’t last forever, and as my current kidney function has declined to around 18%, I am now in need of a second kidney transplant. I have been put on the “transplant waiting list” to qualify to receive a deceased organ, but the waiting period for these organs is typically 3-5 years.  Well before that time […]

    Facing Kidney Failure – Again…

    Seven years ago my life was saved by a kidney transplant.  It’s because of that kidney transplant that I was able to compete on American Idol, marry my wife Christina, and share my music and story with others around the world.  But a transplanted kidney can’t last forever, and as my current kidney function has declined to around 18%, I am now in need of a second kidney transplant. I have been put on the “transplant waiting list” to qualify to receive a deceased organ, but the waiting period for these organs is typically 3-5 years.  Well before that time […]

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