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Update on Donna’s Transplant

As many of you are already aware via Facebook posts I shared this past week, we had a small hiccup in the road concerning Donna's kidney failure. I had to rush her to the hospital to have a 4mm kidney stone removed. As some of you might recall, it was a kidney stone last year that brought her kidney function from 30% down to 17%, which has slowly … [Read more...]

Social Networking & Social Change (for the worse)

The past two weeks I've had a lot of distractions, well one distraction really, my wife Donna (as many of you already know) is suffering from kidney failure. We had a hiccup in the road last week and I had to rush her to the hospital to have a stone removed. We are still on track for the transplant (I'll share more in another post tomorrow about … [Read more...]

GREATER in Theaters August 26th!

The wait is over, the movie GREATER will be in theaters on August 26th. As many of you are already aware, my son Spencer has a role in the movie, he plays Aaron Burlsworth. Donna and I have actually seen the movie at it's premier in Little Rock last year but due to some last minute opportunities that allowed the film to be marketed to a much larger … [Read more...]

Update on Donna…

I've had a lot of people ask so I thought I would update the blog w/ our latest reports from the doctors regarding Donna's kidney failure. All in all her numbers weren't that concerning on things like phosphorous, creatine, protein, etc. but in a period of two months we did see her overall kidney function drop from 14% to 12%, so we're staying very … [Read more...]

Message to Potential Kidney Donors

I've had a lot of people ask lately how the process is going w/ finding a kidney donor for my wife. I'm happy to report that this past week we sent out 79 emails to people that visited my blog and filled out the form to be tested. The email that we sent out contains all of the information that is needed to contact UAMS to be tested. Due to the … [Read more...]

CASA 20th Judicial District / Children’s Advocacy Alliance Facility Tour on Monday, April 18th

If you do not have plans this Monday, April 18th, please take some time to attend a walk-through of our facility in Conway... I'm a board member of Children's Advocacy Alliance / Casa 20th Judicial District, we cover Faulkner, Van Buren, Searcy, Pope and Conway counties and we provide hope, healing, and a voice for justice for abused and … [Read more...]

Audio: Dave Elswick Show w/ Donna Rohrscheib, Cotton Rohrscheib, and Brian Darnell

Below you will find the .mp3 for the Dave Elswick Show Interview w/ Donna, myself, and our friend Brian Darnell (who recently donated a kidney to a friend from high school). Dave was so awesome to have us on his show, he actually used to work in the organ donation industry and knew a lot about what we were going through. We become active on … [Read more...]

Notice to Potential Kidney Donors…

Many of you signed up a few weeks ago when we announced that Donna was going to need a kidney transplant. First off, I wanted to thank you all so much, you have no idea how much it means to us that you all would be willing to donate a kidney so that Donna can be healthy and live a normal life. Some of you have asked us what the next steps are in … [Read more...]

Overwhelmed… No Words… Thanks!

The past 48hrs following my blog post about my wife needing a kidney transplant have been a little overwhelming, but not in a bad way. As of right now we've had 44 people signup to be tested to see if they would be a possible match for my wife. We aren't talking about saying "hey, I'm rooting for you", these are people saying, "hey, I'll give you … [Read more...]

My Wife Needs a Kidney…

Yesterday was national kidney day across the country, and for the most part it probably went by unnoticed by most people but not by my wife or I. We found out this past week that my wife, Donna, had slipped into what's considered "stage 5 kidney failure". Her kidney's basically operate at 14% right now. Since we announced this to our family and … [Read more...]