My name is Donna Kays, and my son Joshua Moose was diagnosed with Primary Hyperoxaluria and passed away from his disease in 2013. I share my gift to OHF every month because they were so much like close family to me during and after my son’s illness.
I’ve always seen myself as a giving person but I have to be honest. I’ve never been the kind of person to donate to any particular charity, but when my son was diagnosed with his disease, it brought on a whole new meaning to the word give. I came in contact with many other families who were facing some of the same battles as we did, and my heart still goes out to them. My struggles were so hard, as are many who suffer from the same disease as my son had.
OHF offered a helpful hand, a kind heart, and over pouring gratitude by easing some of the confusion and heartache. When an organization offers so much when they really don’t have to, that lets me know they completely, without hesitation, care for those who are suffering. Even though things were debilitating and devastating for me during my sons illness, OHF saw to it that all my questions were answered and in a timely manner.
Finding a cure to Primary Hyperoxaluria is my main focus. Even though things didn’t end the way I wanted them to with my Joshua, I want to help further the research and hopefully save someone else.
Joshua Derrick Moose 1983 – 2013