I’ve only recently joined this website so here’s a bit about me…
My name is Luke Hooper and I’m 21 years young. I got diagnosed with Kidney failure April 2012 and went on to Haemodialysis. After nearly a year of ups and downs I was lucky enough to receive a kidney courtesy of my amazing ginger Mum on the 13th February 2013. I suppose we all wonder how our lives are going to change after a life threatening illness; but if I’ve realised anything over the past year, it’s that we have to take each day as it comes and try to never let anything get you too down.
Before I was diagnosed with kidney failure I was an industrial roofer and lived with my Mum. Since my transplant I have managed to take up a career in something I’ve always wanted to do, programming and IT. I got a job within 4 months of my transplant and had my own house within 8 months. I guess a bit of hard work and determination can carry you a long way!
I feel fantastic! I’ve drunk and ate way too much over Christmas but we’re only here once, right? I couldn’t live a day without trying to enjoy every minute of it and leading as much of a normal life as possible.
If anyone would like to share their story with me it would be much appreciated! I’d love to be able to hear about the ups and downs of other transplant recipients and hopefully I can help out it any way possible!
Happy new year you beautiful people!