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March 31, 2009

Tonight: Natalie Cole On Her Health Struggles!

Posted: 07:05 PM ET

Tonight, Natalie Cole in a "Larry King Live" exclusive!  She's "Still Unforgettable," but facing major medical problems. natalie-cole-for-web-copy The singing superstar,  who battled drug use, NOW is in desperate need of a kidney transplant! She's was hospitalized for kidney failure in September and is now on dialysis.  Her family's kidneys do not match hers!  What does she do now? Natalie Cole and her fight for her health!

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andy alvarez   March 31st, 2009 7:12 pm ET

your faith in God will get you thru this .I will be praying for you God bless


Joe G. (Illinois)   March 31st, 2009 7:19 pm ET

Only in America would someone come up with such audacity. Like having money, Medical Insurance, and all the best doctors the world can offer ain’t enough for such lady.. Ohhh! She just don’t know what to do now.. What audacity I ask..


hugh ~ california   March 31st, 2009 7:19 pm ET

Natalie Cole, I hope for your speedy recovery. Like your fatther, you both truly are "Unforgettable." You have given us one of the best duets of all time. I hope you find a donor and make a complete recovery. God's speed.


Donna D. Portsmouth,Va   March 31st, 2009 7:54 pm ET

How is your family dealing with this, especially your son?


Sandy L - FL   March 31st, 2009 8:03 pm ET

Hi, Ms. Cole – I was scheduled to be my husband's kidney donor – I was not a match. Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore has a procedure that would have made it possible for me to donate to my husband. We were fortunate to be part of the 5-way kidney swat at that hospital in Nov. 06. Unfotunately, due to a weak heart function, my husband's kidney never worked and he passed away in the hospital there in February 07. The good news is Sheila, who received my kidney now has a life. I have started a new not-for-profit to raise awareness for kidney donors – so people will not have to go thru the frustration we did ..iCompassion.org – also please go to thekidneyblog.com – I wish you luck and good health.


Maria   March 31st, 2009 8:07 pm ET

I'm a lifelong fan. I'd love to help Natalie. How do I find out if I'm a match?


SYLVIA G   March 31st, 2009 8:10 pm ET

i would like Mr.King to have a show with Donald Trump, Suze Orman, Dave Ramsey and Jim Krammer on where this economy is going and how long is it going to take for us to get there where we are fully recovered and of course Mr. ALLI Velshi. WE NEED A SHOE LIKE THIS


Gerry - Toronto, Canada   March 31st, 2009 8:21 pm ET

Natalie,

Sorry to hear about your medical problem. I'll pray you find a donor. I've always enjoyed both your a d your father's music. You are a gift to all of us. Please take a moment to tell us about your chilhood – growing up in the Cole household.

Love and kisses,
Gerry

p.s. I'll be looking forward to seeing you on the show tonight.


Jeanette foresta   March 31st, 2009 8:46 pm ET

I did a search, and found an elderly woman who is getting better and better from Core stem cells, please look at this video I found. This will give you more Hope for a cure. If it weren't for Bush being ignorant of all the different ways to get stem cells, we would already have it being used here.

Where there is life there is hope.


Ken in NC   March 31st, 2009 9:08 pm ET

Larry, the First Family will represent the USA just fine. They are a fine couple. Down to earth and real.


Mark Davis   March 31st, 2009 9:10 pm ET

I had a kidney Transplant in 2001. My wife was my donor. I would like to share my story of hope with Natalie Cole.


Gail   March 31st, 2009 9:15 pm ET

Natalie,
You are amazing!!! Your spirit continues to shine regardless of your hard knocks... I'd help you with a kidney! Your a blessing. Keep on Keepin' On.


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:16 pm ET

Natalie Cole: You have a wonderful outlook considering Hep C is not curable and will cause death eventually.


Michele Torres   March 31st, 2009 9:17 pm ET

What was the specific drug she used for her chemotherapy?


joel   March 31st, 2009 9:19 pm ET

believe in isaiah 43:1


Pam Guariglia   March 31st, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Natalie: I hope your friends and relatives will be tested for a kidney transplant for you. My sister had total renal failure and was on dialysis which was terrible and she suffered immensely. I was able to donate a kidney to her, and I would like everyone to know the procedure can be done lapriscopically, and the procedure is quite safe . I urge everyone to consider the gift of life, and save a life. My sister's quality of life changed overnight with a new kidney. I hope you are able to receive one, Natalie. You are a special individual.


RichO   March 31st, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I donated a kidney to my wife 11.5 years ago. It was the easiest thing I have ever done. I love her very much.


victor rosado   March 31st, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I donated my kidney 13 years ago this April to my brother. I thank God I was able to do that. It was the Greatest feeling I ever had (notwithstanding the birth of my 4 children).Long Island, NY


Lauren   March 31st, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I just wanted to wish Natalie the best of luck in her search for a kidney. I myself just received a kidney from my mom 5 weeks ago and feel a lot better. I really appreciate that Natalie and Larry are helping to put the word out there about the need for organ donation! Thank you very much.


marjorie   March 31st, 2009 9:22 pm ET

what a fantastic attitude you have, how do you stay so positive


Susan   March 31st, 2009 9:22 pm ET

You are an inspiration to the many people who must live as dialysis patients. This disease greatly needs so much more exposure on a global scolpe. Please consider making an appearance at the annual American Association of Kidney Patients conference this year in Denver, CO on Sept 3-5 (AAKP.ORG).


Jo Ann, Ohio   March 31st, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Sorry, but I think that drug addicts and alcoholics should be at the bottom of the list of any type of medical donations. They abused their bodies so why should they be above those who are sick from no fault of their own?


Marco   March 31st, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Why treat hepititis C with chemo if it's a virus?


rachael   March 31st, 2009 9:22 pm ET

I was diagnose with Hep C and like Natalie, I had the virus for a long time before the diagnosis. I went through 3 different interferon treatments and aside from weight loss, hair loss, insomnia and mild depression, I was fine. I have been clear of the virus for more than 5 years now. Not sure if the drug caused the kidney failure – but I hope Natalie uses her celebrity to advise people to get tested for Hep C.


Peace Whitley   March 31st, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Natalie, you look beautiful. Stay blessed and healthy. My family and I are praying for you.


Stephanie from Atlanta   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Ms. Cole:

I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God is in control and it is not our will but God's will be done.

Please let me know where I can go to be tested and what are the requirements to be a match.

Stephanie


Amy Ahrens   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Do you still have hepatits C or did the treatment work?


PAUL   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I have always LOVED your voice! I have CDs and sheet music of your songs (Someone That I Used To Love is the very best!). I'll keep you in my thoughts and hope for the very best for you...and you look TERRIFIC!


James   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Add my name to the list of people offering to help Natalie. Her spirit and talent are needed in this world.


Lynn Harris   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Ms. Cole,

I have been an admirier of your music since Annie Mae. Please let me know the necessary steps for testing as I would be delited to donate a kidney to you.

God Bless


Caroline Palmer   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Hi Natalie,
I lost my mom to renal failure almost six years ago. I'm sitting here listening to your story and I am praying for you. Continue to be strong and stay in good spirits.

Caroline Palmer
Quincy, Florida


Daniel DeClements   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Natalie Cole,

First let me say that you are in my prayers and I hope you get through this and stay strong. I am willing to get tested for your kidney. Let me know what I can do to help you with struggle.

Daniel


paul   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I was truly in love with natallie and feels so distraut that this happened to her


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Natalie You are gifted, talented and so beautiful. You have a wonderful outlook considering your medical condition. Take Care!


Maurice aka 'Reecie' Williams   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Natali, just today I was determined to be unconnected for veterans treatment on HEP C. I have liver cancer, so far they say no problems with liver. When was your diagnosis and can you see the connectabilit with HEP B & C which over the years had no treatment offered until the HEP
C issue arrived?
This seems to be one of the reasons vetterans are not getting some of the benefits they deserve, after all many shared needles were used as vaccinations during the Vietnam era?
I STILL LOVE YOU ON ALTERNATE THURSDAYS


Victoria Van Zandt   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I'm living with my third kidney transplant, which is 18. Transplants and dialysis are both treatments. All of my transplants have been from cadavers. Remind viewers to fill out donors cards and let their family know of their wishes to donate their organ or organs upon their death.


clifton   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

I do not thimk it is fair for a person to buy organs from a person just because they are famous when people dir e for them.


Laurie Shannon   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Natalie,

I would donate my kidney to you if I was a match and would be willing to get tested. You are a gift to this world – You have been so open about your life struggles and are a truly Authentic Woman whom I admire greatly.


Noble   March 31st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I am so happy that you are talking to Natalie Cole. I too am on dialysis and can relate to everything that she is saying. She is truly an inspiration and I want her to know that she is in my prayers and thoughts. I also go to Davita and cannot say enough about the facility.

Thank you Natalie!

Noble


Valerie   March 31st, 2009 9:24 pm ET

As an African-American, I feel that it is necessary for more of us to become prospective donors. Do you think that the media gives the issue of the lack of African-American enough attention?

Yes, I would donate an organ to a friend. It would be an honor.


Annie   March 31st, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Natalie,
I think you are so beautiful and you have a beautiful testimony. I pray God isn't done with you here on earth yet. :-)

May God bless you and keep you.

Annie


Emma   March 31st, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I respect Ms. Cole's struggle with kidney disease. As an individual in the medical profession, I believe that she should not only use Larry King Live as a medium to solicit a kidney donor, but to also use her star power to encourage more people to donate organs.


fritzie davis   March 31st, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Natalie is so courageous. My husband was on dialysis for three years and found it so debilitating. He was exhausted after each treatment, but he had many medical problems. How does Natalie keep her energy and optomisim so positive?


Joseph Hauk   March 31st, 2009 9:24 pm ET

to Natalie... I have been diagnosed with Hep C.... do you ;think that the hep c could have affected your kidney's?? and have you been treated for hep c yet??


Laura   March 31st, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Natalie:

Our prayers are with you and don't forget that GOD is in control of your life!

GOD bless you and yours!!!

From:
Laura in FL


Deniston   March 31st, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Miss Cole...you are the epitome of a survivor. What is the biggest lesson you've learned during this latest ordeal? How are you keeping so optimistic? God's blessings.


Lyvonne   March 31st, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Larry
Please tell Ms. Cole she and other are in my prayers that specific help is on the way.


Teresa Wharton   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I just donated my left kidney to my father on 1-28-09 at University of Maryland. I am 38 and my dad will celebrate his 55th birthday this Friday- God is GREAT! Please know that you are in our prayers and we understand what you are going through. How brave of you to decide to do a transplant. Most people stay on dialisys because they are too afraid to look at transplant. This is your fight, don't give up. fyi- April is National Donate Life Month and now is a great time for your story to to get out there!


Vernon   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Natilie,
I pray that you will live for a long time to come.... I enjoy your musical talent so much. It would be lost to the world if you were not here. I pray that you will live long in good health.


Laurel Harper   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Mr. King, please tell Nat that her old friend from the Buckley school is watching tonight's show.

Nat, I'll keep you in my thoughts and I've never forgotten you. I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles. Hang on, you will get your kidney even if I have to give you one myself.

Laurel


Mike Terry   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I am a heart transplant recipient. I live in the State of Florida.
This is a great state to be listed in for transplant as to the waiting time. Hang in and it sounds like you are not limited. The gift of life is like no other miracle. I will pray for you and hope you will get a new kidney soon.

God Bless

Mike Terry
Heart Transplant Recipient-11/02/2002


Andrea   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Natalie why haven't you tried to raise more awareness for hepatitis c? HepC is the leading cause of liver transplants in the United States. I commend you for doing this interview but with so many celebrities with Hepaitis c why are you and others not raising more awareness? There are no commercials or awareness on tv for hepc it should be known!


Dois May   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I would donate my kidney to anybody that would need it but, they have told me that I am too old. I am 75 and in pretty good health. I wish Miss Cole the best of luck in finding a donor. Wish I could help her.


Tom Nolan   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Natalie:
I'm a 64 yr. old male with only one. I never had two.
Tom


Antonio   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Please find your perfect match for your kidneys because we need more great singers like you!


SHELLEY JONES   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Natilie
You look fabulous .I would nevere know that you had this problem. and I will continue to pray that God heal your body totally.
Love shelley Jones

Philadelphia


Raymond L. Scruggs   March 31st, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Natalie:

I am about to start the Peg-Intron (Interferon) treatment literally tomorrow. While I trust my physicians judgment, can you tell me the warning signs you experienced? Also, what were the side effects of interferon treatment for you. I am 28 years old and scared.


Dr. Ed Kelsey   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Did your doctors discuss the risk of your having a transplant and having a incomplete remission from Hep C? Cyclosporins and other immunosuppressants can make the Hep C turn to cancer.


Barbara   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Natalie,

You will be fine for you have an angel on your shoulder.


Bridget Warner   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Natalie, you are an elegant lady, just as your father was an elegant man. I wish you all the best. I'm 69-years-old, otherwise I'd be tested to see if I'm a match for you. ~Bridget


Tony Lee LaMothe   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Hi im almost 50 and i have hep c also and also a diebetic
and i cant afford the inferron treat ment. i also was very young when i did my drug use.


Victoria Van Zandt   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Please bring on the medical professionals to talk about kidney disease instead of celebrities...thank you! Natalie had trouble breathing because the fluids built up in her body and lungs causing her difficulty breathing.


Kyle   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I am very upset. I as well as many others with hep c were hoping that you would bring light to hcv. It is such a misunderstood condition and we were hoping that someone would finally take the stage and educate Americans on Hep C. Its strictly BLOOD TO BLOOD contact to contract hep c. It attacks the liver and can lead to cancer and cirrosis of the liver. The treatment is 48 weeks. I wish you would elaborate on your treatment (interferon/ribavirin) treatment and did you complete it? Did you attain an SVR?


Elizabeth Wood   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Ms,Cole has HCV...What Genotype is she and was she considered cured of this virus ?


Daniel Spalding   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Natalie,
I enjoyed singing along with your uncle (Nat's brother) in 1968 at Naval Station Guam. I can't think of his name right now, but we were at the piano after his last show at Club Macambo, the enlisted men's club.

Great to see you on Larry King Live...Best of luck to you.

Dan Spalding


Lyn Feeney   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

I gave my sister a kidney in 2000. I am so glad I did becuase a year later she came down with cancer. She is now cancer free and so much fun to be around. She is so full of life. She had always had pkd. You live just fine with one kidney. It is the best feeling to see someone come back to life. It is fantastic. If I had another kidney to give I would do it all over. Don't be afraid to be a live doner. Just think that you are saving a life.

Lyn in Indiana


Cary   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Larry, I am dialysing at home right now, my kidney's failed due to a genetic disease called fabry. I also do my dialysis through Davita, but I have been trained on the NxStage system so I not only do my dialysis at home but I my machine, which is about the size of a laser printer, can travel with me anywhere I go. Natalie should look into learning about this if she is still touring, my health has improved considerably since I started on home dialysis and my food and liquid restrictions have decreased considerably.


jennifer   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

hi natilie- i am from cape cod mass and would like to test to give you a kidney- I am 40 years old and want to help you- it would be my pleasure to help you live the full life God intended.....love and prayers to you- how can i help?


Monique   March 31st, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Good Luck Natalie. I am donating a kidney to my father. Our surgery is scheduled in May.

Keep the faith!!!


Daisy   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Ms Cole has such a positive and upbeat attitude about her situation. She is so brave and is a role model for others going through the same sitaution. Her attitude will get her through this, she will be fine.


paul   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

It is upsetting to see anyone sick. However, this person has done everything in her appearance tonight to not merit any sympathy at all. Caused her own ailment, lashes out (without any proof or evidence) at the medical field (is this a pre-lawsuit position?) and basically complains about what an inconvenience dialysis is. Wow.


Brenda Jackson   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Natalie, hang in there. My sister just celebrated 22 years with her transplanted kidney. I tried to give her one after she had been on dialysis for 5 years, but we were not a match. She has a cadaver kidney. Today she is 70 and is doing well with her kidney. People need to understand you only need one kidney that functions. I think more education is needed. I wish you well.


cynthia   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Hi Natalie,

I am told that I have a striking resemblence to you. I have Hypertension. If it were not for that I would definitely give you my kidney.


Franklin Burch (Kansas City, MO)   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Hang in there, Natalie. We all love you for your persona and talents. You're a fighter...(like me, a tough soldier). As you should already know, Jesus has not left his throne...... 'all's well'. Love ya.


Ann   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

You are an amazing human being. God has continued to keep you here to serve Him. One way that you are serving, is your sharing your life's experiences with others.

I love seeing you, I am your age but I grew up knowing your father, he was a household name in our home, and you look just like him.

May God continue to bless you.

Your Sister through Christ


lois petty   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

I wish Natalie Cole the best of luck and would gladly donate a kidney if I was a match. Unfortunately due to past drug use I have an AIDS diagnoses and am suffering from moderate kidney disease.


Feranda Williamson   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Natalie–God bless you–I am from Chicago and have followed your career since the '70's and remember you from Fountain of Life–Be encouraged, my dear sister had a double lung transplant in aug. 2007 and lived 14 months after the transplantation–the transplant was successful, but the anti-rejection medications caused her to have kidney failure. Her death was not the result of the transplant, but the side effects of the medications to reduce rejection, which impacted her amune system–so, if you get the transplant, please be careful and research the anti-rejection medications
praying for YOU and admire your strength


David Baesel   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Natalie says she "is dealing with it," and is upbeat about all that she is going through. She is brave, but there is something much deeper within her, for sure.


Gloria   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Natalie, I know a man that have the same problem that you have
but there is a vitiman drink that he started on and he is doing
good. I can't say that he is heel but showed great improvement.
It wouldn't hurt to try it. It is all nature products.


Erin Hilderman   March 31st, 2009 9:27 pm ET

BRAVO NATALIE !!!

You are SO brave, no only for sharing your past with the watching world; but for doing what you need to do to stay on this earth and continue making us smile with your music. If I could send you a kidney, I would !! Tell me what I need to do ! I am 48 years old and raised on Jazz, and your Dad is my HERO !!! Thank you for carrying on the legend !!

Erin Hilderman
Winnipeg, Manitoba
CANADA


Gerry L.Baldwin   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Miss Cole my prayers are with you. Your father did a song call Avalon which came out before the car that is made by Toyota, why don't you get with Toyota and let them put that song with that car. Oh yes when are you going to do a show in Houston Texas


Jason S   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Natalie's situation is just an extra poignant reminder the necessity of the resources for drug users to not only seek treatment, but also receive clean hypodermic needles if that is their choosing. We give free condoms by the millions to save lives from HIV and STDS shouldn't we do the same for addicts.

Natalie's situation is definitely saddening but hers is not unique. I am sorry for the outcome of her choices in her youth, however it just shows the need for organ donors, and hopefully stem cell research for people like Natalie who can not receive a new kidney because of her "high risk " factor being the damage was caused by drug use.

I hope she uses her story to further drug education for the youth of today that are at risk of following those same footsteps.


Andrew Fletcher   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Goodnight larry, Natalie cole you have been an inspiration to us with your music and I would like to tell you keep positive like you seem and continue to be you. You're looking gorgeous for the age of 60.


cural j lightfoot   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

im looking at the show now and im a truck driver who health is good i had a valve replacement in 2007 other then that my healt is good im willing to give one of my kidneys to natalie i have neve been on drugs no health problems im 52 and if i pass the test then she can have it maybe i was left on this earth to do something special for someone and to know her would be a honor .what more can i say...thank you,,,,chance are this wont be sen but hey i know lots of us are willing to give


Andrea   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Also, I am hepc positive. I got it through a blood transfusion when I was born and there is barely any endorsement or education for Hepatitis c. Why haven't you raised equal awareness for HEPC along with kidney transplants? Over 10 million people in the United States have HepC and 70% don't even know they have it.


Lana Lipschitz   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

WHY BECAUSE "SHE" IS FAMOUS CAN SHE COME ON YOUR PROGRAM AND GET OFFERS OF KIDNEYS? WHAT ABOUT THE "THOUSANDS" OF "US" THAT HAVE BEEN ON DIALYSIS MUCH LONGER AND "THROUGH NO FAULT OF OUR OWN, BUY USING DRUGS, ARE ON DIALYSIS. HOW ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE CALLING A FORTY YEAR OLD, WITH THREE ADOPTED CHILDREN, WHO WAS "BORN" WITH A DYSFUNCTIONAL KIDNEY SITUATION !!!

YOU CELEBRITY THINK EVERYTHING IS OWED TO YOU !! DRUGS, DID THIS TO HER, NOT "GOD"


Willie C Fields Jr   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I am sorry to hear about your state of health. If i can you can have one of my kidney's if you need it. I am O positive. Best of Luck


Barbara Schaefer   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Natalia – I am 82 and am on Peritonial Dialysis. I do it every night
while I am in bed. It takes 6 hours but I am able to sleep.


Alissa   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

I have had 3 Kidney Transplants since 1994. My brother had a kidney Transplant in 1980 and is stil doing well. My sister is on Dialysis and is on the waiting list. We are the only three people out of our entire family with kidney disease. I know there is a treatment called Plasmapheresis that allows transplantation without the requirement of matching tissue type.


georgia henry   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

My best friend donated a kidney to me 9 months ago. She is 52 and I'm 56. We both are doing great, with no problems. kidney transplantationn has come a long way since drs. first started monitoring my kidney function 10 years ago. Good Luck to you.


Alison - Leadville, CO   March 31st, 2009 9:28 pm ET

God Bless you, Natalie. May you find a suitable donor ASAP and live a long life. My mother lived with kidney failure for the last decade of her life, but she would not let any of her children give her a kidney.


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:29 pm ET

@ Tony Lee LaMothe

Do you still have hep C? Does the inferron treatment work?


Traci Novak   March 31st, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Larry,

I am frustrated by this episode. Although I am happy that Natalie is trying to get more info on Kidney disease out there, it bothers me that there are thousands of us who need donors, but are not able to go on air to 'ask' for one. Natalie brought her kidney disease on, yet myself and thousands of others just have this disease.

thank you
Traci


benny   March 31st, 2009 9:29 pm ET

hi larry my friend ask me to ask you his on financel problem and he's willing to sell his kidney to natalie bat he like to ask if shi will pay for and what she will pay?


marjorie   March 31st, 2009 9:29 pm ET

where do you get all your strength and positive attitude


Dr. Michele Geigle (PhD)   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Natalie,
Can you discuss the insurance aspect of this disease? How do people afford this illness?

I also place my name in the pool as a candidate for transplant, not just for you (though I am a fan) but for any other in need.

Dr. Michele Geigle
Associate Provost
Schiller International University
Largo, Florida


Paul   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

A dear friend told me to send this email, since I am a bit shy.

I freely teach and offer a touch healing system called Bio-Touch that has helped people on dialysis. I also worked with my bother who had a kidney removed, and he healed in half the time as the prognosis. I also worked with a woman on dialysis. It helped her kidneys to function much better. I also worked at a drug rehab community with folks doing the inter-feron protocol and they had great relief and aid to their kidneys.

Anyhow without expounding here, if someone would like to learn how to do this simple technique to use with Natalie, they can go to the website: JustTouch.com or contact me personally and I would be happy to share it with her. It doesn't take a belief system and really doesn't cost much to learn. It just is about sharing TOUCH.

Best to you in your healing.
Paul


cindia haskins   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

tuned in to the show, because it hit home for my fam, myson who is now 26 has kidney failure also, but he is doing his dialysis at home for 6 days a week, he is an artist, his song was #1 in miami for a few weeks, he was given 1 year to live in 2006, but by the grace of god he is still here, still doing music. at the age of 16 he had protein in his urine, and that was the beginning of it all. he graduated from the art institute of atlanta, top of his class and all this time did not know the extent of his illness. he was in and out of the hospital in the past doing dialysis, and going to the centers, but was introduced to the program of doing it at home at your own liesure, and he has more energy than usual, not on the list at yet, but soon to be after he looses a few extra pounds. we have lots of information we would like to share with the great natalie cole or anyone young or old, if they need to know how this affect a young man who still making it happen, and living his dreams. thank you, for reading this.


STEVIE ELLIS   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

I would gladly donate a kidney to Natalie. My mother is on dialysis right now unfurtunately none of us were a donor for her. My mother celebrated her 79th birthday Sunday. She loved her some Nat!


Yvonne Caesar   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Natalie, I would like to find out more about donating a kidney. I was in a drug treatment center when I head one of your song, "The Gift", I believe, that really help carry me thought that tough time in my life. Now I would like to give back the gift you helped me to receive. My life back! I now have 21 years clean and sober and truely love the woman I am becoming!

Yvonne Caesar
Tallahassee, Florida


Ann Tillman   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Natalie

I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I think you might remember me, we grew up around the block from each other and played often as kids.,, I am Annie L (don't need the world to know my name). I would be happy to help in any way that I can. You can contact me by email or phone but I really don't want that to be released on this email. Email me and I will call you. I would love to see you to catch up and or help if I am a match or just to be a friend and supporter. My husbands dad was on dialysis for 16 years.. (we know plenty about this) I'd love to hear from you.

Annie


Elena   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Natalie When I was a young girl, I dreamt your father was my guardian angel. So to hear of your illness, puts my prayers in gear for you. May God heal you. Claim Jeremiah 17:14.


roslyn chand   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Ihave been through this pain .My husband had a kidney transplant a year ago @ stanford hospital and i would be glad to donate my kidney to Natalie Cole. Have faith in god and yourself.


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Andrea... yes, it is very common... Hep c Are you receiving treatment?


carol from queens   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

What a thrill it was for me and my co-workers when Natalie came into our restaurant at Christmas time last year! She was as sweet and pleasant as could be as she signed autographs and posed for pictures with the staff.
I am saddened to hear of her struggle. I pray that she will find a suitable donor in the near future. If anyone out there is in good health, think how great you would feel if you could help save this great talent. I wish you the best of luck and good health in the future.

A fan.


Angelique   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Dear Natalie,
My name is Angelique. Im 29 years old and was on dyalisis for 6 years due to lupus. Like you, I did not let dyalisis run my life. I traveled, and worked, and even gave birth to a healthy baby boy even though they said it was impossible. I am happy to say that last week I recieved a donated kidney and I am doing great. Keep doing what you do and keep the faith. Don't let people tell you how a sick person is supposed to look or act. Continue being you.


Sharon   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Hi Natalie,
I am so glad to see your positive behavior regarding your dialysis and kidney failure. I met you and took a picture with you at John Mayer's mini concert immediately following the Grammy Nominations Show. You were so kind. I have our picture in a frame for everyone to see. I would be honored to give you a kidney if I am a match.

Love and Best Wishes,
Sharon


Monique Brown   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Hi Natalie,

My name is Monique Brown and am your biggest fans no matter what the other ones say! I love you so much and I wish you the best in your recovery and in life. Im looking forward to seeing your performance in Stockton, Ca. Stay strong and God bless you.

Love,
Monique


Reena   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Dear Natalie:
You have always been an idol of mine as I am a singer too and always sang your songs. Your concerts are of the highest quality and are amazing. The world needs this type of quality in music and your voice is vital. I would gladly donate my kidney to you. If you need me to be tested just email me.


Carl Pollak   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

My heart goes out to you Natalie. I had many of the issues that you have had in the psat. I too have Hep. C from my drug abuse in Viet Nam. I also have Diabetes and Hypertension.
I love yours and your fathers music and that goes back quite a way for me as i'm 60 years old now. You are a lovely woman and I know that you will receive your new kidney soon. May God bless you and look after you.


Tajaun   March 31st, 2009 9:30 pm ET

Hey Latalie
Cling to God and He will heal you. I am praying for your healing and overcomming.

Love Tajaun


Betty   March 31st, 2009 9:31 pm ET

I'm a driver for a friend who goes to dialysis 3x week....its a 140 mi round trip 3x/week. She is going through all the tests so she can be considered for a kidney. They also use kidneys from cadavers which have been successful. I'm very sorry for Natalie....its a tough life....as she said....its the rest of your life if you cannot get a kidney. One of the people I visit with while waiting for my friend has been on dialysis for 20 years. She had 2 transplants that did not take. So be aware that transplants do no always work. However, her daughter received a cadaver kidney that has been working just fine. So, who knows? I wish Natalie good health....she has a good attitude and you really need that. I worry a lot for my friend...on top of her kidney problems, she is blind, but keeps on going one day at a time. I would gladly donate a kidney to her if I was a match but cannot be considered as I have diabetes....but I wish I could.


Sandra Joseph   March 31st, 2009 9:31 pm ET

My godfather has kidney problems.He has tried numerous of times and did not succeed in New Jersey to get a kidney. He waited about 2-3 years. A friend of my mother's informed her of a place in Philadelphia. My godfather finally received a kidney transplant at Hechamans Hospital in Philadelphia. He called in October of '08 and by December '08, they had a kidney for him. Please give it a chance. I care and so does the rest of the world.


Josephine Manns   March 31st, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Natalie,
My prayers are with you on this journey. I am an organ donor, and if I'm a match, I would gladly give you one of my kidneys.

It would be a great honor.

Josephine Manns


Carmen   March 31st, 2009 9:31 pm ET

You're beautiful, Natalie, and I wish you well.
I wish I could donate. I have a blood disease and can't even give blood. I wanted so badly to give a kidney to a good friend who passed on New Year's eve. I wish I could give one to you, but it's impossible. I never had kids to make sure that I would not pass on this gene.
Do you know if eventually kidneys and other organs can be cloned or helped by the new stem cell technology?

Larry, I watch every night...you're fabulous!

Carmen
Montreal, Canada


Darold   March 31st, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Natalie you are a beautifull lady with a talet very few have, your biggest talent is the strength you have to continue living and bringing hope and light to so many people god bless you!


ron sanders   March 31st, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Natalie,
Please take care of yourself. You look great and i'm a big fan of yours. Wow, 60 years old and looking great.
Take care, Ron


Glenna Angel   March 31st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

You will get a cadaver kidney Nicole – I had two sons who required transplants due to a disease Alports Syndrome and the KODA registry said, "as long as there are motorcycle riders -kidneys can be had. Probably both kidneys were due to serious accidents. Good luck – The boys dad was a half/match – but -there were two boys and they could not choose which would get dads kidney – so they both ended up with cadaver kidneys – this was in 1990 and they both received kidneys a month a part. One child still is doing well and one son died because the kidney transplanted had "hepatitis c" – they now have a titre against this problem. Best of luck to you....


Tom in Chicago   March 31st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

She may be a talented entertainer, but she displays both arrogance and audacity by going on a national cable TV talk show to plead for a kidney. What gives an entertainer license for such preferential treatment?

My heart and thoughts go out to the thousands of desperate kidney patients in this country who also need a transplant, but do not have the money, social connections, or visibility to go on Larry King's show to solicit one publicly. This show marks a new low in self-absorbed celebrity preening.


Jo Ann, Ohio   March 31st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I have no sympathy for drug addicts.


Randal Wallace   March 31st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Natalie, I applaud you courage,but I think you are in total denial, If you don't get a kidney you will die, you cannot stay on dialisys for the rest of your life. I watched people die every month from kidney failure. I lost my partner due to kidney failure, Good Luck to you and I wish you well. Get Real


Dr. Mark   March 31st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

There is well-known association between chronic hepatitis C and kidney disease. Ms. Cole likely had some underlying renal dysfunction prior to the interferon therapy. There are some patients who have deterioration in renal function after receiving interferon therapy.


Sue   March 31st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Did Natalie have to stop treatment for Hep C?

What is her Hep C status now?

And how is her liver function?


Amanda   March 31st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I do not think there is enough research for African Americans with
Hep-C. I am living with it now after under going a combination of Peg-Intron, after 6 months the medications was not effective. I lost 35 lbs.
I am now waiting for a new treatment. Until then I have to live a very healthy life style. I got Hep-C from a blood transfussion in 1982.

Praying for you.


jay   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Yes she need a brain transplant. Who need to put a kindey on hold until you finish your schedule. What is important.


debra puccio   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I, too, was a drug user in the 70's and was diagnosed with hepatitis c in 2007.I have chosen to take the natural route and i refuse to take interferon.I am a devout Catholic and my prayers are with the very talented Natalie Cole.I find it very interesting that she blames the kidney failure on the interferon.I have heard horror stories about interferon side effects and the AMA is secretive about this topic.God bless you and good luck Natalie!


Larry   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Natalie:

I have followed you for about 30 years, your attitude is great, the mind plays a very important part on sickness. I was diognosed with cancer 15 years ago but I said this was not going to be me. Kidney Transplants, Cancer, diabetes is all in the same relhm. Hang in there and remember their are people praying for you, and keep a positive attitude,and by the way you still look great.


martin Limkilde   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Natalie! I hope you'll find a kidney donor soon! I saw you in concert here on Maui in March 2007, YOUR SHOW WAS GREAT!!! When will you return to Maui? Aloha Martin


Nada Krasnow   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I am so happy to see Natalie be able to talk about her battle with Hepatitis C, now Kidney failure – i have seen first hand how she has dealt with this health issue.. her grace her faith, positive attitiude, her incredible will and love of life – it is so inspiring

My husband Bob Krasnow was the chairman of her record company and he is the reason I met Natalie 14 years ago- it was a blessing in my life and she brings so much joy , support , hope and promise to all those fortunate to be her friend and in her life.

Natalie we love you !!!!
Nada and Bob Krasnow


Lynn   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Larry, please ask Natalie to comment more on her beliefs of her chemo treatments being the probable cause of her kidney disease. I recently was diagnosed with Hep C from transfusions 19 years ago and will be starting chemo treatments next week. Help!

Thank you and Bless you!


STEVIE ELLIS   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Natalie, I would donate a kidney to you! My mother is on dialysis right now unfortunately none of us (children) are a match for her. She celebrated her 79th birthday Sunday. Mom loves your daddy, Nat! Let me know if you need me to test for you. Love you & Stay Blessed!


Jay   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Hello Natalie,

I'm sorry to hear about your illness, I pray you fine a donner soon. You and my girl friend look a like ans she have follow you for a long time.

we wishes you god speed

Jay


terry brown   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

i am a vietnam veteran and i also have hep c but if possible
i would be honored to help. i was 18 years old in vietnam and
i used heron because i could not handle seeing the lost of life
and limbs but thats no excuse and thanks to God i made it beyond
the drugs but now i have the hep. c and God is so good to me that i know its not about the illness its about the life you can share now.


Melissa Robbins   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

While I enjoy your show Larry, tonight I was deeply dissappointed in your tasteless questioning. She has taken the high road through all of her hardships...you are clearly old enough to know better! Shame on you Larry......you went straight to the gutter with your questions tonight.


Darrell Bogan   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Larry,

Its on the website, "Natalie Fights for Her Life" ~ glad to know its not a life or death situation.

Hang in there Nat Nat, and bring your butt to Atlanta!


L. Jefferson   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I have just heard Natalie King on your show. I found this very moving because I worked in this field for many years and I am a transplant(bone marrow) recipient. I have first-hand experience on what people who have ESRD(End Stage Renal Disease), the need is great for donors for all types of transplants. With all of the new advances in medicine and it's continuous improvements, I feel that God has left it up to us to figure out how we can save lives of so many that are in need.


Chuck   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Natalie mentioned that some people that use drugs have self-image problems. What helped Natalie to help correct this in her? Was it Church, God, a special relationship?
Thanks.


Tony Lee LaMothe   March 31st, 2009 9:33 pm ET

i have hep c also and also a dieabetic i just found out i got it and connot afford the inferron if you know of any place that give help for peaple with this please contact me.
Tony


SANTO GENCARELLI   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Being A 3 time transplant recipient Im hopefull maybe Miss Kole can get something started to help on research and better medicines forr transplant patients


rosemary blackwell   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I have a daughter who needs a kidney transplant but since she's not a celebrity no one will step up to give her a kidney. And believe me it isn't fun for any kidney patient to have to live like they do.


Dolores Kimball   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Natalie: My father died one year ago. He listened to your father's music all his life and he loved to hear you sing also. When you recorded "Unforgetable" with your father, my father and I both loved to play it in our cars. We used the song as background at the funeral home for him. I pray that you find a kidney and God Bless you Natalie!
Dolores Kimball, Mason City, Iowa.


Norma   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I have heard Natalie testify on TBN of her faith in Jesus Christ. I pray that she will remember what Jesus accomplished in his own body for her at the cross and that she will fight the good fight of faith for her healing. God DID NOT take her health. He is offering healing to her through Jesus Christ.


Joseph Mason   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I would like to let Natalie know that me and my family will be praying
for her.


orion salgado   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I'm japanese/brasilian I see Nathalie Cole ,she need of the Kidney,is possible I'm probably donor,live in Newark,New Jersey. Have I 56 YO ,170 height,5'10',never in my life used alcool,drugs,cigarrets,I'm Clean. I appreciate if receive one respost of my letter. Thanks for oportunity, Orion


Harry   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Continued ongoing success Natalie. I have followed your career since
your Inseparable album. Keep the faith and keep sharing that fabulous voice. Take care.


Vicky Randhawa   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Hi Larry:

I am a 49 year old surviving Multiple Myeloma and have been on dialysis since fall 2007. My kidneys failed because of MM and medicines given to save my life. I am requesting your viewers if anyone would be interested in donating me a kidney as no one is a match in my family. I am O positive as far as my blood type goes. I am still working fulltime even though I am on chemo and dialysis. I just want to have a few more years of life to do important things on my "bucket list".
I would love to be a patient advocate because I have become a expert in navigating our health system in the past few years. I hope someone out there wants to give me this gift–man would it make my life literally.

Sincerely,

Vicky


Cynthia   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Hi Natalie:

I agree with you. Your voice has gotten better. Hang in there and I hope you get a donor soon. Keep your positive attitude.


Amanda   March 31st, 2009 9:34 pm ET

P.S.

I am also a 20 year breast cancer survivor. Chemo was a walk in the park compared to the Peg -Intron.


sonya   March 31st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

dear natalie , you have a wonderful disposition concerning your illness. you are an exceptional young woman. smile . a real inspiration and you can really sing.


SHELLEY JONES   March 31st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Dear Natilie

I think you are beautiful and I pray God heals you
Love Shelly Jones
Philadelphia


Michael Stallworth   March 31st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Natalie, you are truly a soldier through this tough time. May God bless you with a long life!
Wishing you luck from one of your youngest fans, Michael.


CHELSEA   March 31st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

NATILE-YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL TALENTED SINGER.. YOUR ATTITUDE IS GREAT. MY HUSBAND DIED 21 MONTHS AGO AT AGE 53 DUE TO DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS. HE WAS ON DYALISIS FOR 5 YEARS SO I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE FOR THEFAMILY. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. I WISH YOU THE BEST. GOD BLESS YOU.


Linda   March 31st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Natalie is correct, I am a nurse and a kidney transplant isn't always a life or death situation. It is true a lot of people think when they hear she needs a kidney transplant, someone might be on their dead bed. Most people with kidney failure are doing diaylsis as a tx.
Also about the Amy Whinehouse thing, she is white, and she allowed to get away with much more in the music buisness, Its still a double standard in this country for whites and minorities in what people will accept and what they won't


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

@ Jo Ann, Ohio

That is a very hard line you just said. I guess because you are so perfect, you can say that...


Leslie Bobo Ingle   March 31st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Dear Larry....Please give my fond regards and best wishes to Natalie. I began working for her in 1979, and travelled the world with her for a number of years as her wardrobe and dressing room supervisor. I have lost touch with her as I have continued to travel with other artists, but she has always had a place in my heart. Please let her know that she is in my thoughts and prayers.......she looks great!!!


artise   March 31st, 2009 9:35 pm ET

Im a 35 F I have been on dialysis 12yrs and my older sis is giving me a kidney in the morning! I have had my last dialysis treatment today. I hope more pepole will be able to get the gife of life also. Thank you sis you mean the wrold to me!


Sheila   March 31st, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Keep your head up and know that others are praying for and with you. You are totally in God's hand and HIS glory is showing through you. Hang in there! Can we say "Hallelujah! Keep singing and smiling.


Keyma   March 31st, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I WILL DONATE MY KIDNEY TO YOU!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR MUSIC I HAVE WOKE EVERY CHRISTMAS MORNING TO YOUR FATHER SINGING...ABOUT HOSE CHESTNUTS ON THAT OPEN FIRE!!
TELL ME HOW AND I WILL...I AM A SINGER IN MICHIGAN TRYING TO GET HEARD. SO I MAY GET TO WHERE U ARE!!!!

I LOVE YOU NATILIE


Chris Ferszt   March 31st, 2009 9:36 pm ET

What are you doing to treat your hepatitis C now?


Barbara O'Malley   March 31st, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Natalie – god love you... great attitude. i have been a fan for 30+ yrs and you look terrific. How refreshing it is to see someone actually take "ownership" of their own life and their own mistakes... I applaud you. In today's society it is very rare to hear frank, blunt honesty. You go girl!


Angela (Futch) Davis   March 31st, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Natalie, I knew your Aunt Babe and I would just remind you of the sign she had on her mirror, "Expect Miracles" !!


Marian Smith   March 31st, 2009 9:36 pm ET

To Natalie Cole:

Ms. Cole, my prayers are with you. I have been a very big fan of yours for years and we need you to get well so that you can continue to bring joy to the lives of others with your remarkable talent.

Love and Prayers
Marian Smith
Nashville, TN


penny lawyer   March 31st, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Natalie I am a healthy 59 year old. I would be happy to donate a kidney to you.
Penny Lawyer


Antonio   March 31st, 2009 9:36 pm ET

With 2 living donors Natalie should join a national exchange list. She should also look at various programs and see where there is a shorter waiting list.

Natalie is also misinformed about the severity of renal failure. Her life expectancy will increase once she is transplanted. As her renal failure gets worse she will have a much different opinion.


Uso   March 31st, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Why if she needs a kidney would she say that it would have to wait until a year because she's working? Some people need a kidney like yesterday...


David Baesel   March 31st, 2009 9:37 pm ET

Natalie,

I wrote in earlier today. I am willing to be tested, so that you may have my kidney. I am willing (as you've stated) to wait until the end of the year. I realize this can be a painful operation, but I am resolved to follow through.


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:37 pm ET

@ Amanda

You have to be kidding me. Adreamiscin was Horrible... I thought I was going to die from it. I lost every hair on my body within 24 hours of my first injection...among other worse things. My friend died from that chemo as it destroys your heart.


Judy Mackenroth   March 31st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Natalie, I will give you my kidney if it is a match. No problem.
Love Judy
Gloucester VA


James A. Johnson   March 31st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

James A. Johnson in Petersburg, VA

Natalie, were you aware that getting hep C was a possibility as a result from indulgence in drugs back when you were a user? If you knew then what you know now, do you think you would've become involved?


Mose Benitah   March 31st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

G' Bless you Natalie, G' help you in the difficult endeavour you are facing, I cant give you my kidney it wont be good, I am so sorry.
May G' gives you patience and some one with the right kidney for you.
Thanks Larry for all your programs
Mose


Ken in NC   March 31st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Larry, I listened to your interview with Natalie Cole as she discussed her need for a kidney and everything was fine until I herd her say that if a kidney became available she would see if the person could wait until the end of the year. That turned me completely off. If she needs a kidney, she should take it when it becomes available to her. If she wants to finish her work first then she should lose her place on the waiting list and star over again. I thought that was so gross of her to place working or making money ahead of such a crtitcal process when a person is willing to donate to her.

While I am upset that this is how she places her values, I still wish her all the best.


Elizabeth Taubman   March 31st, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Natalie, its been a long time, I want to send you my love and support..

and I miss that laugh of yours!


Mirta Ransom   March 31st, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Dear Natalee Cole I always love your father,I miss him.The radio keep us in tune with him.He was the best singer in the world.My husband and I have some kind the conection with your Dad,he always in the radio or other ways,like saying I am fined to us,We love you and pray for you too.


Peace Whitley   March 31st, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Natalie–everyone makes mistakes. You have a good spirit and a great work ethic. Just please take care of yourself and don't allow people to make you feel bad because of your past drug use.

God Bless You!!!

Zolfo Springs, Fl


Sharon   March 31st, 2009 9:39 pm ET

My sister is in Renal Failure. Plus, she just went through radiation and chemo for throat cancer-she smoked.

She gets angry and depressed because she wants out of rehabilitation and nursing care and just wants to go home. She is in a wheel chair and can not take care of herself.

Are most dialysis patients depressed and find it hard to keep positive as well.


Dwayne   March 31st, 2009 9:39 pm ET

What makes a good donor? The blood type or is it more in depth than that?


Alva   March 31st, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I really hope you get what you need. Also larry can you do a show on other people that can't afford a kidney and need it. That way people who have a heart would donate theirs. I am willing to donate mines


Andrea   March 31st, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Raymond I have been on treatment for hepc for the past 3months doing pegintron and ribivarin and my side effects are mild. I got hepc through a blood transfusion when I was born and I am only 22 yrs old. I am on the full 48weeks treatment. Everyone reacts differently so keep a positive mind!


rachael   March 31st, 2009 9:40 pm ET

To those bloggers diagnosed with Hep C – I did several interferon treatments, including a human trial for Amgen. My viral genotype, 1A, is resistant. But my final treatment round with Pegasys and Ribavirin worked. No detectable viral load for more than 5 years now! Also consider that your liver is a filter – be conscientious of what you intake and what chemicals you're exposed to. Lifestyle chnages help the treatment succeed – in my opinion.


BARBARA SANFORD   March 31st, 2009 9:40 pm ET

Natalie my family and i wish you the best of luck. May god bless you in what you are going thru. Because we all know there is no secret what god can do what he has done for others he will surely do for you. Keep your faith it goes a long way this day and time. God speed in your recovery and the finding of a kidney. Love Barbara and family


George   March 31st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Hi Miss Cole, Tou look great! I have Hep-C too. I have never treated. Knowing what you know now about yur kidney whould you treat again? Were you able to finish treatment? All 46 weels?


Jo-Ann from Denver   March 31st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Natalie,
I am lifting you up in prayer to Almighty God. I would donate one of my kidneys without hesitating. I am 57 years of age, so I'm not sure if I'd qualify if I was a match. Please contact me if you would consider me to help you. Sweet Blessings!!!!!!!!

Jo-Ann


Michele Hornby   March 31st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Ms. Cole ...please offer the living donors who came foreward for you this eve to the kidney foundation where they can provide the gift of life to someone who has time to get the transplant. For many of us, it is life and death. You are 'too busy' for a transplant?

You could have helped a lot of people but you are more interested in your career. I have a living donor and my transplant is soon if I am stable enough. Direct your donors elsewhere.


Lauren Murphy   March 31st, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Natalie,

I am a young 25 year old female who is a huge fan of your music. The standards you sing take me back to a time where I have happy memories of my grandparents. We adore you!

Thank you for your encouraging hope tonight. Your attitude has given all of us hope. Our thoughts are prayers are with you. I appreciate more than anything your smile and your light. Thanks for reassuring all of us .... that no matter what, we can still survive. I am a young type 1 diabetic and my brother has recently been diagnosed with kidney problems. Your interview tonight has been an encouragement to us both.

My motto, which I believe applies to your life on dialysis… I am a normal person who happens to have type one diabetes, but diabetes does not have control over my life.

Thanks for sharing your story!

God Bless –

Lauren Murphy
Chattanooga, TN


Seth   March 31st, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Wait, she needs a new kidney because of prior drug use? GIVE ME A BREAK! Some people should suck it up and suffer the consequences. She doesn't deserve special treatment because she's a celebrity.


Tim Hendon   March 31st, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Natalie, you are truly an inspiration and your words about addiction replacing something missing in a person's life are so very true!!! We would love to have you perform at our university here in Louisiana just outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge! You would sell out the arena.!!!

Keep the faith and remember your lyrics... "This will be an everlasting love..This will be the one I've waited for!"

Keep smiling and keep singing!

Tim
SGA Senator
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA


Jill-Florida   March 31st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

The kidneys filter the dangerous toxins in the body. Do you think your drug (cocaine) use overwhelmed the kidneys causing major damage?
Shouldn't this be your focus in educating the public?
Prevention is much better than the cure!


Cristina Sade   March 31st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

I pray for a blessing for you Natalie!..I am looking now how to be a donor.


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Stem cell research may one day replace organ transplant with no immune system reaction. Go Stem cell research!


LISA,ZAIRE,AND TIA ROGERS   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

MS.COLE WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.


Maurice aka 'Reecie' Williams   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

First of all, I still wait for you on alternate Thursdays (when you haven't got anything better to do)
I was diagnosed years ago with HEP B as a result of intra drug use. No treatment available Then, all of a sudden, HEP C and experimental drugs that don't work well for Black men. Now liver cancer. No help much for me through VA because they say I already have cancer. I opted second opinion through GU Hospital Lombardi Cancer Center for chemo-immobilization.
They were, however the first to used shared needles with their vaccinations. (gunshot immuno) What a question, huh?


Annette LeBlanc   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I just sent as email as well. My comment is for Natalie. I have been very blessed to have been given a Kidney from my Brother 21 years ago. You look wonderful. God is good, this is just a test. Say positive and good things will happen. To your point alot of people live well on Dialysis. Before my transplant I did dialysis 3 times a week 5 hours a day and I still stayed very active. My prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

Annette LeBlanc


logan cogar   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

hi im 15 and i saw your story on cnn and i really would like to know if im a match because i would like to be able to help someone that needs the help.


Robert   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Dear Natalie:
I hope you will get a donor someday soon. I'm a big fan.


Chuck   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Natalie indicated that only one kidney is bad. Why not just have the bad one removed and operate on one. Afterall the person who donates a kidney will only have one.


Jo Ann, Ohio   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

Dodie from Irvine CA, If you mean that I don't abuse my body then you are right. I don't drink, I don't take drugs, I don't smoke, and I don't overeat and I don't respect people who do, so yes I do take a hard line against them.


Brenan Finch   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

I am a Canadian and I am also an ardent fan and admirer of both Nathalie Cole and her late father. However, I am totally disappointed with her interview so far. She has not come over as someone who is hungry to get cured. She seems to have little value for a kidney donor who may be ready to help her now. Her personal program has a greater priority than her need for a healthy kidney.

If she is willing to tell a donor to wait until yearend, then she should get off the public airwave.


sue hamilton   March 31st, 2009 9:44 pm ET

is ms.cole ab positive because i am.


Gloria   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Hi Natalie, you look great, God bless you in your search for a Kidney. How do you stay looking so good?


carla from Aruba   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I 'am watching the show at this time in Aruba and I would like to wisch Natalie all the best. the way she talks about this problem should give everyone hope in live. Great that she syill has her wonderfullvoice.


Nigel   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I hope you do well. My family is cheering for you,


Karla J. Ahn   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I too would be willing to get tested to see if I'm a match and if so, I would be honored to donate a kidney to Natalie. She is one of my favorite singers of all time.
Aloha,
Karla


Paul   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

You are one of the greatest singers ever. We are praying for you


Greg   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

You are an example that we all have challenges. I love u. Bless u.. Stay encouraged.


Ren Ew   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Natalie, you look amazing!!!! I love you!!!


Mel Tolentino   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Natalie, You are a very special person, I hope you get a kidney soon. Mel


Willie J.   March 31st, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Natalie, by the grace of God I pray that you will have a kidney in short order. You remain beautiful. Keep singing, keep singing.


Stephen   March 31st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Natalie,
Have your doctor look for people who have three kidneys. I had a kidney stone in 1996 and found out that I have 3 kidneys! I have two small kidneys on my right side and a normal sized kidney on the left.

I wish you the best.

Stephen
Coral Springs, FL


sue hamilton   March 31st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Manny   March 31st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

MY brother has been waiting for a kidney for over 4 years now. It is not fun at all and there are more things to worry about then just how it makes you feel. please discuss the finacial strain it may put on a family or person. How can they afford it and how can they work with 3 to 4 hours a week to devote to this treatment.


Justin   March 31st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I hope you find a kidney soon, god bless


karen   March 31st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Did you have the Pegasys treatment? Did this cause the kidney failure?


Tricia Quinn   March 31st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

I thought Hep C affected your liver. How does it affect your kidneys?


Jo Ann, Ohio   March 31st, 2009 9:46 pm ET

These people who are wanting to help Cole are just looking for attention. If they really wanted to help somebody why don't they choose a needy unknown person.


Tracey Strong   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Natalie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May god give you the strength to get through this, keep fighting.


CLARA VEREEN   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

NATILIE YOUR DAD WAS ON THE COVER OF JET IN 1954,MY DAD IN THE CINTER PAGES ,GEORGE W. VEREEN ( the four knight) DAD TALK ALL THE TIME ABOUT YOUR DAD , MY GOOD BLESS YOU
CLARA ETTA DIANE VEREEN


Maalika Johnson   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

She seems very arrogant about wanting a kidney. Also, I didn't like the fact that she said she could think of a few people that she would wish needed a kidney. That was heartless. She seems undeserving of a kidney if you ask me.


Barb Whewell   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I think the drugs have gotten to you. I can not believe you said if you were offered a kidney that you would put it on hold so you could sing. I have been on the transplant list for 6 years and I would give anything to be offered a kidney. I think you are a poor example for people on a transplant list.


Dorothy   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Natalie, God will bless you to get a kidney. I'm praying for you. A few years ago I attended your concert in Detroit and let me tell you! Anytime a person can sing like you did in person, can sing! God will keep you here to sing for me! Love you dearly


a friend   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

has any other person in your family been tested? Uncles and/or cousins and other sisters? would she accept testing from a friend?

Good luck .


Mario Arenas   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

My prayers and thoughts with you Natalie my favorite singer. I hope you recover and get well.


jeff sankeu   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

god blessed us so you're gonna find it


Mario   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Hi Larry I received a kidney 7 years ago from my sister-in-law, she is a living donor and lives on the west coast of Canada. We now have a country-wide registry, this is the best thing that could of happened, I wish Natalie all the best, she is a very positive person, I think this is part of a speedy recovery being positive. Thank you Mario


sandy jones   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I can and would love to see if i am a match for natalie cole,,,,


Joyce Henderson   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

I wish you all the best Natalie. Keep the faith!


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Jo Ann, Ohio

One day when your world comes crashing down on you... and you take a drink, over eat, over work, over exercise, over shop, or what ever obsession, I only hope you do not receive the hard line you give others....


Keith Gibb   March 31st, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Natalie, We are praying for you and cheering for you!!


Perla   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Natalie, I wish you well, and hope you find a kidney very soon. May God bless you


Sabrina   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Natalie,
I am 16 years old, and I wish that i could give you one of my kidneys. But I am praying for you and I wish you the best. I love you and your music.


Shawna   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

I had a kidney transplant in 2002 and a heart Attack five days later.
I just kept a positive attitude and I knew that God was on my side.
I am in great health today.


Mitch   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

A life of drugs and abuse. Screw Cole. She only deserves to go to the bottom of the donor list. Why should others who took care of their bodies as best they could be denyied. You do drugs, you pay. Peace


Margie   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Natalie,

I received my kidney 1 1/2 years ago and have been doing very well since,
What ever dialysis method you may try..don't let it get you down.
I hope you find a healthy donor.

Maybe this could be your calling to bring attention to a dire need.
Thank you for mentioning stem cell research. There is SO much that this research can benefit.

Best,
Margie


Gregory WIlson   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Hi Ms Cole. My friend Steve Flemming in Baltimore MD is a lifelong, die hard fan of yours. Can you say hello to him? I think you are one of the very best. Keep up the good work!!! All good wishes!!! Much love!!


Jill-Florida   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

People have to take care of their bodies by controlling what they eat and put in their bodies in order to be healthy and prevent disease.
Good nutrition is the answer to the healthcare crisis! Prevention has to be the top priority in our country!


Claire   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

It would be an honor to give Ms. Cole a kidney!


Carol   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Hi Natalie,

What blood type are you? I missed it. I think I am B negative. Need to find out.

We don't always understand God's will. We wil always have his protection.

Prayer is our first resource. Not our last resort.
I admire your open spirit and I thank you for your sharing.
Carol
Santa Barbara, CA


jeane harris   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Dearest Natalie,
You are such a beautiful person. I know that after tonight's show you will indeed have that precious kidney that you need.

I grew up on your dad's music and that velvety voice of his. I still listen to his music every day. Keep up the great spirits. You know we all love you!!!! Sincerely, jeane harris, Los Angeles, California..


Rochelle, California   March 31st, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Natalie you 1st were a role model to me then an inspiration, u have made it thru tough times in life before and you will make it thru this. God Bless


Donna   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Thankyou for bringing this to America's attention. Each year organs people die without knowing how or why this shoud donate. In 1976, my Mom received a kidney from a stranger who died in a car accident–that kidney allowed her to be a Mom to her 12 children for another 24 years before she passed away in 2000. Please sign up to donate your organs at time of death, we need to promote this and I believe it would also help our increased health care costs with more people receiving organs.


Jethica Johnson   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Ms Cole...you are the best! May god bless you and I wish you all the luck in finding that perfect kidney...


Linda in Washington   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Larry

I just heard about Natalie's illness. I My sister is on dialysis since last year and I wish you the best! I love your voice and music.


Melody Mann   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Best of luck to you, Natalie, you are inspiration to many - on many fronts. Keep singing, we're listening....


Brian   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Please give my best to Natalie – I have always admired her.


Juanita Gilyard   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

To Miss Natalie Cole, know that you are in my prayers. I have always loved your music, and dreamed of doing a duet with you... Your Dad's voice was so smooth, like silk. You are so like him. I pray God will send the help you need. Put all your trust in HIM.

God bless you.

Juanita


Michelle   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Hi Natialie I hope you find a donor lightning fast,my mom hopes the best for you.


Debbie   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

My thoughts and prayers are with natile.


Yawar   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Natalie you wwill recieve a kidney and don't worry.


Sherry   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

my first 45 was Our Love I wish I can be of help to you as your music has helped me over the years. I recently had a transfusion due to 15 fibroid tumors. I have een following your music since my teen years and still do now I am in my 40's. You Go Girl.

YOU LOOK GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


kimberly   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Natalie I wish you all the best because you are the best. Wish you well in finding a donor. The universe is compassionate and hears your request and prayers. It shall respond.


Howard   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Natalie hold on to your faith it will work in your favor


Diane Sutherland -Leggett   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I just saw you on Larry King. We lived next door to you in Hancock Park. My brothers were little boys and would climb over the wall and sit with your dad at the piano while he sang to them. My mother was very good friends with your mom Maria. Nice to see you. We will keep you in our prayers


mark kujawski   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

Natalie,

Do you think people should get moved up on the transplant list because of their celebrety?


henry turner   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

GOD AND NATLEY COLE A HEAVENLY CONVERSATION,LOVE YOU AN GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH YOU, YOUR A BEACON OF LIGHT FOR ALL THOSE WHO STRUGGLE WITH YOU. NATLEY YOUR UNFORGGETABLE


Jeff   March 31st, 2009 9:49 pm ET

I have PCKD and will require a transplant sometime soon because of extremely enlarged cysts inside the kidneys. THANK YOU ALL and especially Larry and Natalie for bringing this to the public eye. We need the publicity for transplants THANK YOU – GOD BLESS !


Joe   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you Natalie. For your grace, beauty and voice second to none. God bless.


ringo   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I Natalie you look wonderful keep up the good spirit, and remember
god love you.


Amy Whiting   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Hi,

I am a 52 year old vocalist and have studied singing since age 15. A woman's voice does not reach her prime until 40-60. You go, Girl!

God Bless You!

Amy


Kim   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you for getting info out there about transplants!! I have been waiting for a kidney for a year and a half and my name just came up on a 15 center live donor match. It's a long hard road, but I finally see light at the end of the tunnel. You will too!!!


Jim   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

I had the privilege some years ago to produce a video series on Organ Donation & Transplantation and one of the most amazing things I have ever seen, and a testament to the resilience of the human body, was a kidney that had just been transplanted and within 30 seconds started to produce urine.


Desmond   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Natalie I hope that the donor's gift would be long lasting to you and their health continues on to their longevity.


Keith   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Ms. Cole my thoughts and prayers go out to you...I am a cancer surviver, I had a brain tumor in 2008. I just wanted to say that I too can relate to the chemotherapy treatments. God bless you and all the people who donate to those in need.


Kim   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Hi Natalie,
Your concert in Greenville, SC was my Valentines gift and I felt the love!! You gave it all to the audience and I would never have guessed in a million years that you were struggling with any type of health problem. You are one of those rare performers that sound just as good, if not better, than your studio recordings. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with the rest of the world. Keep the faith and I'll be praying for your healing and recovery. God bless you.


CARLEIGH   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Natalie I'll be praying for a full recovering for you. Keep the faith.


sandy   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

i would love to see if i am a match for her,,,please contact me asap thanks any thing to help someone like her


Emma   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Natalie may God continue to bless you with his grace. Thank you for sharing this trying time with us. Love you spirit and you. Count it all joy... James 1:1-18


judy carr   March 31st, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Didn't think that Natalie King was very nice when she implied that Larry King Show was "dramatic" about her need for a kidney. I'm a donor mother and I respect anything you can do to encourage organ donation. TRIO and UNOS are great organizations and are great sources of info for anyone and everyone to get answers. Please tell Larry that I appreciate what he's doing and wasn't happy with the "casual" attitude that Natalie had – keep promoting donation PLEASE. Judy


Ann Pierce   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Larry,
Natalie may have one of my kidneys. I am a healthy white 56 year old female, and it would be honor to help her.


Robert Johnson   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

The best of luck and many prayers to you, Natalie...


Carol Londres   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I am sorry to write this – that I feel a need – but do Natalie and Larry not realize how picky and unworthy she sounded saying emphatically NO when asked by Larry about when she is hoping to get a kidney. How many many people are waiting that would be so anxious to have that opportunity and she "has" to go on tour – unbelievable. She should be in the shoes of many others...


jim   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I will sell my kidney for $50,000


jacob   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

well 1st i hop miss be in good health and wish her good luck.but i,m asking why all this people offering kidny to the star.what about alot that poor people have no money why no this offer them donet there kidny to them..thank you


Daisy in VA   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Ms. Cole,
I would like to tell you that you are an extremely strong, beautiful woman. I am praying that you find a donor. God bless!

Sincerely,
Daisy


Lucy Nieves   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I would like to know if I'm a match or not. I'm having trouble trying to register or where to go to sign up. I'ma registered donor already. Please let me know what I can do. Thanks


Alfie from Bermuda   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Natalie you are truely "Unforgetable" and i wish you all the best in you search. Be strong and trust in God and he will see you thru this crisis


Terence Madison   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Hi Larry,

Things happen for a reason, and you having Natalie on tonight is a true blessing and inspiration for me. I was diagnois with a rare kidney disease just yesterday after having a kidney biopsy a couple weeks ago. I'm terrified but listening to Natalie tonight has really ease and answered a lot of questions! Can you please pass along any information or websites that will be helpful with my new health problems.

Sincerely,
Terence


Andrea   March 31st, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Another celebritiy that has hepatitis c and doesn't use their platform to talk about it. So many people ahve Hepc from blood transfusions, past drug use, piercings tattoos and MANY have no clue how they got it. There is so much MISINFORMATION and Natalie didn't speak about her bout with HEPC for more than 2 minutes. I wish her luck but I am greatly disappointed in her.


Virgo   March 31st, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Larry, my family and I have been praying for Natelie ever since we found out that she had kidney problems. Natelie has been one of my fravorie singers and still is. I am also a singer too. My fravorit song is our love and we want to let her know she is our love.
May god continue to keep her going and to get totally better
we love you Natelie
Thanks
Virgo and family


Scott   March 31st, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Fond memories of you and your dad fill my heart.
Scott


Don & Pat   March 31st, 2009 9:52 pm ET

We'd like to wish Natalie Cole our sincere hope that she finds a kidney donor.

We've ALWAYS been a HUGE FAN of her Dad, Nat King Cole. In addition, we enjoy listening to her sing & hope all goes well for her.

Especially enjoyed UNFORGETTABLE the "overlay" piece done with her & Nat – BEST WISHES NATALIE, AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!


Hemonurse   March 31st, 2009 9:52 pm ET

As a 23 yearsdialysis nurse it is good to hear positive comments.
My daughter is 30 years old and has been on for 8 years. She finished college and has a full as possible life working 3 days a wk.
Her Lupus is why she's on dialysis. LOL keep the postiive attitude.


Velda   March 31st, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I just want Natalie to know that she is an inspiration to us all. The work that she did with her father was brilliant, keeping his memory alive could not have been a better way. We would love you to be around for a long time. My prayers are with you.

Good luck

Love you.


Patricia Kerr   March 31st, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Natalie, Interferon – I have been through this – Bless you for coming on air with Hep C and the trauma that comes along with this treatment.
You will find a donor and hope that you become a spokesperson/advocate for this disease.
I am writing a book on my experience and would love if you would be involved.
Fight!
Much love,
P.


Enrique Rodriguez   March 31st, 2009 9:53 pm ET

I love your candor , gracefulness, and positive attitude towards your addiction.


Alan in MS   March 31st, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Larry
I have a friend who's been waiting for years for a kidney, how can we get just ONE of these people offering their's to Mrs. Cole to donate theirs him ?


ROBERT   March 31st, 2009 9:53 pm ET

As a fellow Hep C sufferer I compasasionatly followed the interview with the courageous Natalie Cole. Normally a Larry King fan, I found his comment that :"you brought it on yourself" to Natalie in regards to her Hep C to be unbelievably inhumane. You must be kidding!
How would Mr. King have felt if proir to his previous open heart surgery, someone had muttered, "you brought it on yourself" due to your poor lifestyle habits?
Really Mr King, you should know better....


kimberly   March 31st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Natalie I wish you well in your quest to find a donor. Ask and you shall receive.


Elizabeth   March 31st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Greetings Natalie,
I've always enjoyed hearing Ur father, Nat King Cole & from the first time when I heard you sing Natalie u've had a place in my heart! I'm praying that God will send you a donor when U'r ready 2 recieve it. I'm thankful that U, Natalie r able 2 continue Ur touring. I enjoy hearing U sing so much! Yes, U R a very special gift 2 everyone who enjoys hearing U sing! I'll add U & Ur family 2 our prayer chain via the internet!
God's Speed,
Ur Devoted Fan,
Elizabeth


Mary   March 31st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Hello Natalie
A transplant will happen for you. I had a kidney transplant 5 weeks ago tomorrow. My hero, my husband, donated his kidney to me. We were not a match but with a desensitization procedure to reduce my antibodies our positive crossmatch transplant has been successful. After 12 years of coping with kidney failure and 1 1/2 years on Peritoneal Dialysis (try it at home) , I have a new lease on life. As you are doing, I have tried to handle kidney disease with grace and have not let it define me. All the best, Mary


Jo Ann, Ohio   March 31st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Dodie from Irvine, CA, Talk about a hard line, you don't seem like such a perfect person yourself. You seem pretty malicious to me. Some people are able to control their lives when it comes to excesses and I am one of those people.


Erika   March 31st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

My family and I have endured the stress and worry of my mother's need for a kidney. I know that the effects of kidney failure is no walk in the park. I witnessed my mother's suffering. She did find a donor which was her sister. Both recovered well. I do hope that you find a donor soon. I love your confident and upbeat attitude. You are a strong woman we love you. Best of luck to you.

Erika
Brooklyn


Paul Infanti   March 31st, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Mrs. King Please add me to the donners list.If i can help you thats what i want. Love your singing.


jeane harris   March 31st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Hi Andrea,
Why don't we try and keep this more positive. There is only so much time in a televised program. Natalie needs support, not criticism. Have a great day!!!


Wolex   March 31st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I love natalie,i just want to pray God will keep her alife for me,i am her fan.


Tracy DuBois   March 31st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Natalie you are a pillar of hope, strength and courage. Stay strong sis!


sheila   March 31st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

natlie you are in my prayers ,GoD Bless you and your family


betsy   March 31st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

natalie does not mention that there are many reasons for kidney failure that are not self inflicted-polycystic kidney disease for one-my husband and his father before both died of complications of this disease-my son is currently fighting for his life- he has had a transplant, but it is in danger of rejections-the only thing i agree with her is that much research needs to be done--if anyone should get a transplant it is someone who has suffered through no fault of their own-she is absurd!!


artise Spfld,Ma   March 31st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

thank you to all! For the awarness to kidney dialysis! After 12yrs on dialysis my sister is giving me a kidney in the morn! 35F and get to get a new chance at life without dialysis....


Keyma   March 31st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

natilie I AM THE ONE u are looking for I promise!!!!!!


Renee Hossley   March 31st, 2009 9:55 pm ET

You are wonderful, God will bless you with a Kidney.


Mitch   March 31st, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Cole had a choice and choose to live a life of drugs.....and, now needs a transplant. No smypathy, no tears. Live and die with it. You choice, your death. Leave your father out of this.


Molly Bankhead   March 31st, 2009 9:56 pm ET

Ms. Cole, I am a nephrologist in Tyler, Texas. I would like to invite you to visit our dialysis clinic, where we have approximately 100 patients on dialysis. I think you could really inspire our patients and bring them hope.

Thanks, and good luck with your hope for a transplant and ongoing dialysis.


Andrea   March 31st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Jill from Florida a healthy lifestyle is only one part of the key. Virus' like hep c or kidney disease can't always be prevented. I am 22 yrs old I don't smoke or drink eat healthy and exercise 4x a week and I still was dx with HEPC earlier this year because when I was born I needed a blood transfusion to save my life. There are many others who lived healthy lifestyles i.e. NO DRUG USE and still contracted HEPC or have kidney disease from other factors.


Ravinder Kaur   March 31st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I ravinder kaur 37 yrs old from vermont is happy to give Kidney to Natalie Cole as i knwo i can survive on one kidney


CHELSEA   March 31st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Natile-you are a beautiful talented singer. your attitude is great,my husband died 21 months ago of diabetic complications-he was 53 years old, he was on dyalisis for 5 years so i know what it is like for the fam gy. you are in my thoughts and prayers. i wiah you the best. God Bless you


Earlean   March 31st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Natalie keep the faith and hang in there. I love your spirit and the way you are handling your situation. I donated a kidney last June to my husband and we're both doing fine.


Bob and Laurel Schoolar   March 31st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

We were fortunate to be in the second row at Natalie's concert on February 19, 09 at the silver Star casino on the Choctaw reservation in Philadelphia, Mississippi. What an elegant, beautiful woman and her voice is indeed better than ever!! Thank you for this unforgettable experience. We will be praying for your health and happiness.


Maralyn Dooley   March 31st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

I am an organ donor, please tell natalie that if her family is not a match she can have the family member tested and donate to another family and maybe that family is a match for her.


Rod Payne   March 31st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Love and more Love to Natalie, we love you and your music. Our prays are with you. P.S. Larry we love you to.


Charlie   March 31st, 2009 9:57 pm ET

My son had a double lung and kidney transplant,,I can't imagine offering her a kidney and being told I'd have to wait till her schedual was free,,not a chance.


joe   March 31st, 2009 9:58 pm ET

love Ms Cole been fan from beginning


Carol   March 31st, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Natalie,
You are right, darlin, you are getting better. I saw you in February at the King Center in Melbourne, Florida and you were supurb.
I saw you a couple of years ago in Clearwater. Your Dad was my Dad's favorite singer, so we always had his music going in our house.

Everything will work out for you

Carol
Palm Bay, Fl.


tony nelms   March 31st, 2009 9:58 pm ET

hang in there, I have hep c also but went thru the 48 weeks of treatment and have came back to 180 lbs working out five times a week ...over 20 miles a week....I had went down to 130 lbs......it can be done.....I wish i could give you my kidney, but I'm like you....can't donate....please keep trying


Doug - Ontario, Canada   March 31st, 2009 9:58 pm ET

My heart goes out to Miss Cole & I'm sure all will work out for her in the near future. Good always follows good. I was also diagnosed with Hep C a few years back which I contracted 20 plus years ago thru drugs as well. I am to start my interferon treatment tomorrow for 48 wks. I have heard some pretty scarey stuff about the treatment and I am a tad nervous. I would love to know Natalies' thoughts. All the best!


J. Baush   March 31st, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I wanted to wish the very best to Natalie Cole. I am a huge admirer of her music and her courage with all she has had to endure. I hope all goes well for her and my prayers are with her as well.

Fondly,
Janet


JOSEPH   March 31st, 2009 9:59 pm ET

CALIFORNIA GOV. HAVE NOT PAID US OUR STATE TAX RETURN ,BUT ARE RAISEING STORE TAXES AND AUTO REGISTRATION FEES. WE ARE PAYING TOO MUCH. WE SHOULD NOT FOREGIVE OTHER COUNTRYS DEPT ASSOCIATED WITH WARS ,IRAN;IRAQ,AFGAN,ETC... AND ALSO FAREIGN AID ; AND PUT THAT MONEY BACK IN OUR ECONIMY.


Virgo   March 31st, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Natelie you have been always one of my favorite singers and still is. Ever since my family and I found out you had kidney problems my family and I have been praying for you. I am also a sing and my favorite song is our love and I want you to know you are our love.
You remaine in our prayers.
Virgo and family


greg dirienzo   March 31st, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Our doctors tried for several months to treat Ms. Cole's kidney disease with fetal stem xeno transplantation.

We were told repeatedly by Ms. Cole's agent that she had no interest in being treated wiith the stem cells abroad; even thought they have been used successfully for over 30 years!

I wonder if Ms. Cole was ever told about us?


Pam   March 31st, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Does Natalie feel the Hepatitis C caused her kidney problems? She mentioned that she did the treatment for Hepatitis C but didn't say if she had cleared it or not. Has she cleared the virus?
Please let her know that she is in many people's prayers and thank her for bringing awareness to transplants and the lack of donors.
I hope that she will also bring some badly needed awareness to Hepatitis C which has reached epidemic proportions but no one talks about it. Hep C patients outnumber HIV patients 5 to 1. She is extremely articulate and very knowledgeable and please THANK HER for educating the public! God Bless Natalie! She has a wonderfully positive attitude and I pray she gets her transplant soon!


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Jo Ann, Ohio

Because I confronted your statement ..............................

Jo Ann, Ohio March 31st, 2009 9:32 pm ET

I have no sympathy for drug addicts.

I do not see that anything compared to what you just said. What is even more amusing is that you are calling me names (malicious) because I confronted your words....


Jo Ann, Ohio   March 31st, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Mitch, Boy do I agree with you!


Sarita   March 31st, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Try staff assisted home dialysis. They send the nurse to you! Don't forget to continue to heighten the awarness. This disease affects mostly Latino and African Americans and is a multi billion dollar industry. We must educate and be proactive.


Charlene M. Scanlon   March 31st, 2009 10:00 pm ET

Hi Natalie, My prayers are always with you. Always remember God didn't bring us this far to let us down. I met you 16 years ago here in NYC and you looked at my daughter (who was 3) and you said that she was very beautiful. I have never forgotten that brief moment.
As far as you and your family I remember when you first sang with your father. I am a very big fan and always will be. God bless you and I will be praying for you. Love, Charlene


how can I help you Miss natalie cole my e-mail is   March 31st, 2009 10:00 pm ET

please let me know where and how I can help you I consider myself healthy
God Bless you


Alycia Young   March 31st, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Hi Natalie,

I just love you for how you have lived your life. Taking resonsibility for all aspects of your life is what we should all strive to do. I am not younger than you, but I have never used drugs, nor have I had any health problems. I am 100% healthy and active and I would love to donate my kidney to you.

Your singing and your Dad's singing has pulled me through many sad times.

I wish you all the best of everything. Please contact me if you are interested in receiving my kidney, if we are a match.

Much love.

Alycia


Carol   March 31st, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Natalie, I have followed your career since "This Will Be," and have adored your singing and wonderful spirit. I attended your concert in Florida last month and you were phenomenal.
May God continue to bless you and I pray that the kidney you are in need of is made available very soon. Keep the Faith!!


Kyle   March 31st, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Im sorry about what your going through but you are in a possition (or you were tonight) TO FINALLY RAISE awareness of HEP C a huge problem and misunderstood condition! like someone else said... hep c is the leading cause of liver transplants.... i really wish you would have taken advantage of this and given all the people who are suffering from not only hcv but having to deal with so many people not understanding the disease at all! we need a voice and were hoping you'd be it tonight.


Joe Fischer   March 31st, 2009 10:02 pm ET

Please tell Natalie that my company shares sympathy with her and that Lifeblod Medical is in the process of developing a product that when through the FDA PROCESS WILL BE ABLE TO SAVE AND REGENERATE MORE ORGANS FOR TRANSPLANT. If you want to know more please visit my website.

God bless you Natalie you are a great performer.

Joe Fischer


Andrew Liberman   March 31st, 2009 10:03 pm ET

Natalie–I wish you the best. I received a transplant in May, and it is going well. You might try what I did successfully. I registered in the San Diego AND the LA area for transplant.
I was called in about 3 years (early) in San Diego–from Sharp Hospital...and got my transplant earlier than I would have in LA only.
Sharp is a fine hospital, and I recommend them–but you may go to UCSD or another hospital in the San Diego area to register on their list. It's shorter than in LA.
I wish you the best.
Sincerely,
Andrew Liberman


sally   March 31st, 2009 10:03 pm ET

is she a grandmother? is her Mom still living ? & what does her son do for a living ? & how old is he ?...


Phil   March 31st, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I would be very happy to be checked and donate a kidney if we are a match, please have her get ahold of me so I know how to get checked.


Tamara   March 31st, 2009 10:04 pm ET

I appreciate Natalie Cole's feelings about men running for the hills when illness strikes. I have a very dear friend who was recently paralyzed and her husband has been amazing. Natalie's comments make me appreciate him that much more. There are a few good men out there!!


Pixi Anderson   March 31st, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Tim Garon,
A name most medical Marijuana patients and reform activists will never forget. He was denied a liver transplant due to treating his pain with the medical use of marijuana.

He had many people willing to help in anyway possible but doctors refused.

Why should Ms. Cole recieve any different of treatment?

Mr Garon died last may of liver failure which was caused by mistreating his body with drug and alcohol abuse for year in his youth.
Regardless of being drug and alcohol free for 20 years he was still denied.

I find that a non celebrity will face their mortality before getting a chance at a organ transplant if the initial cause was drug use.
There are thousands of people dying everyday that have been on "the list" for years.

I wish Ms. Cole luck but I think it is drastically wrong that she is using this moment to solicit an organ rather than advocating for further education.


serdar agme   March 31st, 2009 10:04 pm ET

good evening

i am so sorry to hear what Mrs cole has to deal and i have no problem to donate one of my kidney to her..

hope she gets better soon

serdar agme/newyork


Georgia   March 31st, 2009 10:05 pm ET

I would love to help Natalie. How could I find out if I'm a match? In the mean time I'll keep you in prayer.


Jo Ann, Ohio   March 31st, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Dodie in Irvine, Ca, I have no time for clueless people. Have a good life.


Yolanda   March 31st, 2009 10:05 pm ET

Natalie,

I've seen you in concert on a few occasions and absolutely love you.

You have a strong faith in Jesus. Jesus will get you through what is ahead. We are praying for the perfect kidney at the perfect time for you. God is faithful. Ps. 103:3

My sister gave my dad a kidney several years ago – miracles still happen.

Lord Jesus, show up and show out.

God bless.


John   March 31st, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Natalie

You are a beautiful lady, always been. I would love to offer you one of my kidneys. How would I go about finding out if I am a match?

Your truly
John


Mary Williams   March 31st, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Hi Natalie,

You look great. I wish you the best. Add me to your donar list. I have two kidney and will share one with you.

You make great MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best Wishes

Mary Williams


Eugene Curry   March 31st, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Watched your interview with Natalie Cole which was right on point for me. I served in Viet Nam 68/69 rec'd 3 purple hearts for combat wounds. Also was contaminated by Agent Orange which led to my end stage renal condition. Like Miss Cole I am also looking for a kidney donor and I am doing dialysis three days a week for four hours per treatment.


frieda pierre   March 31st, 2009 10:08 pm ET

natalie hi this frieda dr jean perez's daugther we love u and we are praying for u you are so bueatiful love always the perez family


Vermelle   March 31st, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Natalie,
I am just where you are, right at this moment, the past lifestlye, I am not blaming anyone but me. I call it the wreckage of my past, but still in the race just for today, I am clean and fearful especially of the Hep C treatment, today I decided that I must take the treatment although I know of the toxics affects, I did a liver biposy, today . I believe that once you have overcome drugs, you can overcome anything with perservance. I was hoping the Hep C would disappear, thanks for reinforcing how you felt on the treatment, this helps me to know I don't have to feel bad, if I should slow down and rest, you reinforced to me that it is alright, these feeling are real. I needed to hear you. I wish you much successin your search for a kidney. Knowing that GOD is in change, things will work out for the best.

Thanks,
Vermelle


Dodie from Irvine CA   March 31st, 2009 10:09 pm ET

@ Jo Ann, Ohio

It is obvious that you are unable to discuss anything without calling names.


Maalika Johnson   March 31st, 2009 10:09 pm ET

God Bless Natalie


Paul Infanti   March 31st, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Mrs.Cole i e-mailed you as Mrs King I was thinging of larry king. sorry about that my offer still stands If my kindey matches for you. You can have it. Paul I CollegeSta Texas


Owen G   March 31st, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Hi Nat,

You should consider doing peritoneal dialysis at home it work great....you almost get you life back.

God Bless

Owen G
North Van B.C.


Susan Patterson Mize   March 31st, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Dear Natalie – My husband & I wish you all the best – Unforgettable is our song – when my husband proposed – he took me to our favorite restaurant, rented a carriage, then to a huge fountain in Houston – he had Unforgettable playing on his tape player (pre cd times) and asked me to be his girl and gave me my engagement ring – he was so nervous, he forgot to ask me to marry him! – Anyway, we always dance to Unforgettable as we play our CD's – You will survive this because as Smokey said you are a trooper – Thank you for our song – Susan & Ron Mize


Felicia   March 31st, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Again , wishing you the best. However, the only time that we hear anything about organ transplants is when some famous needs a donor.I wish someone with "popular name" would take more of a interest in this problem.


Livingston   March 31st, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Natalie, you are the greatest. I believe that I have every cd and album that you have made. Will you do another Christmas special?


Lizzie   March 31st, 2009 10:16 pm ET

How and where would i get tested to become a donor? Is there a way to be tested for Natalie's case?


grace   March 31st, 2009 10:17 pm ET

Larry, I would like to know more information about adding names to a donor list and kidney transplant recipient list.


emma myers   March 31st, 2009 10:17 pm ET

just want to send my love & prayers to miss cole,
please forward to her.


Henry   March 31st, 2009 10:19 pm ET

Dear Natali, I pray for you to find a kidney as soon as possible. I want to share some information with you. About 6 months ago, my farther had kidney failure but he can't get transplant because he is old, and had quadripple bipass. One day, I happen to spoke with one my friend, pharmacist whose farther had kidney transplant about 6 months ago, he is very healthy now. After how he got transplant, more than 2 of his friends got successfully had kidney transplants. I don't know whether it is true or not, in China, there are too many prisoners are waiting to be executed by death penelty. They can find kindney within a month. My friend told me that his farther had any plan in advance. He just packed and left to China, and stayed about a month, then they found a kidney within a month. His 2 other friends did it same way and found a kidney. He said that prisoners's family in China happy to sign on contract, because the prisoners are going to be die anyway. My friend said that it becomes popular, China goverment try to put some restriction these days. As I said, I don't know how accurate this information is, but if you can find any broker in China, it could be one way to find a kidney as soon as possible. I hope you find your new kidney as soon as possible! God bless you.


Pixi Anderson   March 31st, 2009 10:19 pm ET

I pose this question to the hundreds of people on this blog that has offered Ms. Cole a Kidney...

Would you offer that same kidney to a non celebrity stranger?

There are thousands of people waiting on a list for one. I pray that all of you who were so willing to toss Natalie an organ will look at the links posted on this blog all the way at the top and volunteer that same organ to a person who has nearly no hope of receiving one.

I am an organ donor I have been since I turned 18 and knew if I had the chance to save a life... ANY life I would in a single beat of my heart.

I also am a DNR for that same reason. I know when it is my time I have the freedom to give life when mine is gone.

However, I realize I should take my own advice. I will be signing up to be a living donor as well.

Life is priceless, lets keep it that way.


gracefinholdt   March 31st, 2009 10:21 pm ET

Hi Natalie, I just watched you on Larry king. I have been a fan of yours and also your father for along time. April 8th I'll be 66 and april 14 will be 2years with a new heart. God bless Barns Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Mo. all the doctors and expecially my donor.I wish you well and will keep you in my prayers. God will help he always does. the best to you.


Christine Harris-Bell   March 31st, 2009 10:23 pm ET

Natile positive attitude was so inspirational to me. I have always look up to her. She is my inpirational. We are distance cousin. Maybe one day we can talk or meet. My prays goes out to her. I struggle with low self-esteem growing up. When I committed my life to Christ, then I began to look at how beautiful I am.


millettem   March 31st, 2009 10:25 pm ET

NATLIE YOU ARE SO SPECIAL AND STONG. IN RECOVERY WE LIVE ONE DAY AT TIME. ALL OF ARE PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU . WE ALL LOVE SO MILLETTE


Jerry Brinkley   March 31st, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Natalie Cole – you are an inspiration. I listened to your dad when I was a kid and enjoyed his music and I enjoy your music as much as his. Hope your search for a donor kidney is successful. Hang in there.
Thanks for comming on CNN and telling your story.
Jerry Brinkley


Fannie Jackson   March 31st, 2009 10:27 pm ET

Love ya.....have been praying for you many years.saw you on TBN some years ago singing, Thank you ,Lord Jesus and The Lord is my shepherd.........believing for your healing. I have a brother that lost one kidney due to cancer.....and is doing well.


grace   March 31st, 2009 10:29 pm ET

How long does the catherer supposed to stay? Are you getting a fishula?


Joanne Schiffbauer   March 31st, 2009 10:33 pm ET

Message For Natalie.
Natalie, just wanted you to know that we're all rooting for you. Read your "Angel On My Shoulder" and was impressed with your honesty. We love your singing, especially your jazz. You're so right, Ella kept singing better and better, as did Sarah, Carmen and Shirley Horn. I once saw an interview of Mike Douglas where he said he idolized your dad, but had never met him. I think he was doing his show out of Cleveland then. One day, he saw Nat walking toward him in a Cleveland Hotel hallway....he was scared to death to say "hello" to him and was working up the nerve, when your dad looked at Mike and said "hi Mike"!! Mike Douglas was speachless...he didn't know if he even got to say "hi" back. Your dad was wonderful in all ways, including his "niceness". Maybe someday we'll get to meet you and hear you in person....keep singing and swinging Natalie....you do it so well!! Get better!!..MUSIC IS LOVE, Joanne


DeeDee   March 31st, 2009 10:36 pm ET

First, I want to say how much I wish she was not experiencing this in her life right now or at any time - she is a fighter, it seems to me, and she will get through this. I did not know she was divorced again, and so when you asked about her romantic life, I was surprised and saddened to see that she was facing this alone. But what she said is so true - it is times like these that you truly find out what your friends are made of, and I hope the majority of them like Smoky are supportive and there for her and give her the love she deserves. I have to say also your show was enlightening because I also had the impression from the word 'transplant' that her situation was dire. I'm happy to see she does not view it that way and explained her true circumstances. May God bless and continue to protect and bless her!


Forrest Aldrich   March 31st, 2009 10:53 pm ET

Natalie,

I admire you for your positive attitude. Addressing this issue publicly is going to help a lot of people. You look fabulous - when you said you were 60, I couldn't believe it – you don't look a day over 40, girlfriend!

Let's all visualize that kidney you need (one that won't cause you problems!). :-)

The world is a better place with you and your incredible voice in it....

Love, Your fan,

Forrest


Kerry V.N.   March 31st, 2009 11:02 pm ET

I live in Canada and am willing to donate to Miss Cole, just a start my blood type is O positive, I know there is a lot more to it than that ,I am sure you will find a match but if not I will help, good luck.

Kerry


karen woods   March 31st, 2009 11:17 pm ET

Natalie I wish you the best. Ny husband 55 yrs old is on dialysis 3 times a week 4..5 hours a day. Dialysis affects the whole famil ty, the mood swings, depression, he is a diabetic, high blood pressure. He just got on the list 3 weeks ago, still have to loose a little weight I will donate my kidney if i am compatible. I have been with my husband since I was 18yrs old and I am 52yrs old now and healthy. If I am not compatible, how can I get donars to donate a kidney ? He is a wonderful man and I love him very,much. It could be years waiting on the list, Dialysis affects the body as time goes on. it is affectibg his muscles in his legs due to phosphorus found in certain foods, dialysis is hard on your heart. various parts of your body as time passes while on dialysis. I am a child of GOD and I pray that my husband get a kidney soon. History: Husband on dialysis because of medications that could bot stabilize his blood pressure and dibetes and the medication damaged his kidneys. God bless you all and I pray that all those one lists and looking for a donar receive their blessings. sincerely, karen woods


Marcia Guthro   March 31st, 2009 11:27 pm ET

Dear Miss Cole ..I know you that you have a lot of offers of a kidney !!!I saw Larry on TV and and i just knew i had ot post !!!I think you are very brave woman and i understand where you have come from !!!I am a healthy 44 year old woman from canada and if i could be a match i would love to help you i understand what this intakes and i think it would be an honor to do this for you!!!!I hope i hear from some one about this matter take care Miss Cole Good Speed marcia guthro


Suzy   March 31st, 2009 11:49 pm ET

I found out last October that I have renal failure. I have been doing peritoneal dialysis at home since then. It can often be inconvenient but am glad to have that option. I am currently going through a transplant evaluation and hope to get a kidney from a family member this summer. . I pray that you will get a kidney soon. I admire your courage and for sharing your story with the world. May God bless you Natalie!


Shaina Raye   April 1st, 2009 12:17 am ET

Natalie Cole you look so beautiful , your eyes radiate a healthy shine to the nation. You will be blessed.

Shaina Raye


Lisette Fimian   April 1st, 2009 12:19 am ET

Hi Natalie,
I'm old enough to remember your Dad! I even remember his TV debut......Anyway I thought he was wonderful and so are you. Your voice is incredible, and I'm so impressed with how you've turned your life around! I wish you love,life and a shiny new kidney :)


Douglas Gotterba   April 1st, 2009 12:21 am ET

I would give my brother who had RCC stage 3 and removal of one of his kidneys one of my kidneys in a heartbeat.


Will   April 1st, 2009 12:21 am ET

Where can I find the information about getting tested to see if I am a match???


lois gordon childers   April 1st, 2009 12:22 am ET

I have a great desire to give my kidney to anyone who needs it. I really want to do this. I pray God will send me someone who needs it.


Hanif El-Amin   April 1st, 2009 12:23 am ET

You are brave as well as beautiful and without a doubt in my prayers.
Stay strong. You are loved. Namaste


Jasmine   April 1st, 2009 12:23 am ET

Ms. Cole, you are an amazing pillar of strength who I have admired since I was very little. It was a wonderful experience meeting you in person–you ar such a Godly woman and that is so inspiring–and beautiful as well! I pray for your health and strength! Stay sweet as you are!


mary   April 1st, 2009 12:23 am ET

Was the use of illegal drugs the cause for the problems with your kidneys? Am not being accusatory just wondering?


K.C. Winter   April 1st, 2009 12:23 am ET

My mother died of Hepatitis C 10 years ago last November. I am 25 now but I miss her everyday. I've been working with Hepatitis C support groups for the last few years, fighting to get funding to help others with the disease. It's good to see you doing so well. Even with short funding, researchers have made great strides. Keep fighting the good fight!


Stacey   April 1st, 2009 12:24 am ET

Has Natalie researched all her options for dialysis? Has she investigated doing daily dialysis? The health benefits of doing daily home hemodialysis out weighs the 3 times a week therapy. Patients also often do better with transplant being on daily dialysis.


Lula LaGrange   April 1st, 2009 12:25 am ET

My prayers are with you Ms. Cole. I like your statement "I will be fine." I had the same attitude and I have been blessed with my kidney for 19 years. I received a cadaver transplant at the University of Alabama Transplant Center 19 years ago. I also was on dialysis 3 days a week for as you spoke it " 3 hrs and 15 minutes. Sometimes, I drove myself there and back. My attitude was very upbeat. You look wonderful and you will be "fine."

Wow, Im looking at a later version on CNN and you just spoke about attitude – after I wrote my paragraph. It is attitude. I always tell people that. Much Luck and Blessings to You! Stay positive Sista!


Hardy   April 1st, 2009 12:25 am ET

I have been a great fan of your dad – Of course, by default I am a fan of yours. I had no idea that you have been going through this. Well, my friend, I don't know what to say. I wish you the very best...
Good luck!!


mindy fonger   April 1st, 2009 12:25 am ET

I am a 39year old female, very healthy female with a total cholestrol of 101 and no blood pressure problems. My blood type is B positive . Who can I call to see if I am a good match????


lois gordon childers   April 1st, 2009 12:25 am ET

I will give my kidney to anyone who is willing to accept it. I'm willing to be tested asap. Please find someone for me who would like to accept this gift I'm willing to give.


Toby   April 1st, 2009 12:25 am ET

Wow!
Ms. Cole, you are a huge inspiration to me. I am also waiting for a kidney transplant and currently on dialysis. There are times when I just want to give up. As you well know dialysis takes alot out of us. Watching you tonight and speaking out is just priceless. God bless you and you are in my prayers.
Toby


Stephon   April 1st, 2009 12:26 am ET

Jus wanna ask if there's a way to figure out if theres a problem before it happens and how to avoid kidney issues?


Robert Dean   April 1st, 2009 12:26 am ET

Naalie, I just want to let you know that I am praying for you and believe that you are going to come through this siuation. I love you so much and have been a fan of yours ever since 1978! i was in the third grade when I first heard you and your voice touched me till now. God put you here for a reason and He has more work for you to do.


Erin   April 1st, 2009 12:26 am ET

I have to say that when i watched your interview with Natalie Cole, I was in tears. It wasn't from just pity or shock, but mostly from the fact that i completely understand what she's going through. My mother is also on dialysis and she is a heart patient. Like Ms. Cole, my mother goes three times a week and she still tries to continue a normal life. My mother is also on the donor's list and she has been waiting for over 2 years for just one kidney. I pray that Ms. Natalie Cole finds her kidney like my mother will find hers one day. I would never think in a million years that i would be watching a show that would relate to my mother's life. Mrs. Cole, there is hope and you have my prayers for you and your family. Stay strong and positive!! There is hope for you!!


Allyson   April 1st, 2009 12:26 am ET

Natalie:
Do you feel guilty that your drug use has you in this position today?
We wish you well from Barbados.


Tony Martinez   April 1st, 2009 12:27 am ET

Hi Natalie,
I understand you need a kidney and I am sorry to hear that. Last week Oprah had a show that had Dr. Frank Oz that was show casing a new technology of using your existing stem cells that are placed on a mold of the organ that you need transplanted. Then within a few weeks, the organ is ready for the surgeon to use it on you.

From what I understand is that there is no rejection from your body, because it comes from your own stem cells.

the program is called Life Extensions on the Oprah show. I know this sounds far fetched, but it is a very real and resonable option for your situation.

I hope this helps,
Tony


Shawntel Johnson   April 1st, 2009 12:28 am ET

Hi Natalie, I hope that things work out for the best! Does your blood type matter when looking for a kidney donor? I have always been a huge fan of yours and i really wish i could do something to help you! If i can please email me. Until then i will keep you in my prayers!


Kelly nowicki   April 1st, 2009 12:28 am ET

I would like to be tested for a match to donate my kidney to Natalie Cole. Please contact me for further information.

Thank you,
Kelly Nowicki


Dawit   April 1st, 2009 12:28 am ET

My name is Dawit. I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm in a perfectly healthy condition.I also look exactly like Natalie. There is an enormous chance that I'm a match and i'll be more than glad to help her.
pls let me know what can I do.


Linden   April 1st, 2009 12:28 am ET

Hi Natalie, our prayers goes out to you, As i can see you look well,however, i wish you well , your best years are ahead of you.
Keep on being who you are, and love will find the way.

Love

Linden New York


Sacoya Davis   April 1st, 2009 12:28 am ET

Hey Natalie and Larry i'm 15 yaers old and i'm watching the show and when i ws about five was diagnosed with Wilms tumor and now ten yaers later I am stronger and healthier as ever. I would totally give you one of mine but i only have one.


Lei   April 1st, 2009 12:29 am ET

Aloha Natalie, You said that the person that you want to be a match needs to be young how young would they have to be and could you give more information on how someone could find out if they are a match.


Lynne   April 1st, 2009 12:30 am ET

Natalie,
You exemplify...the meaning behind the song "We fall down, but we get UP". I love and respect your spirit and know that you will be fine!


VINCENT HICKS   April 1st, 2009 12:30 am ET

I would like to donate a kidney to Natalie Cole. How do you go about checking to see if my kidney matches?


david newson   April 1st, 2009 12:31 am ET

Hello Natalie you look awesome and i pray and believe that you will have a new kidney and i thank you for keeping things real .


cynthia thomas   April 1st, 2009 12:31 am ET

natalie, i have been a big fan since the 1970's. love you and love your music. always have and always will. raised my kids on nat and natalie's music. i saw you in concert in atlanta, at the fox, when i was 9 months pregnant. it was one of the best concerts of my life. be strong in your faith, god is with you. i have some information for you about a company that makes nutritional supplements. people have had amazing results....contact me and i will be glad to give you the information where you can check it out. may god continue to bless you. peace and love, cynthia thomas


Archie Gurley Jr   April 1st, 2009 12:31 am ET

I have grown up with Ms. Cole, and to hear that she is undergoing this situation makes me wonder about life. I feel her pain when it comes to the use of drugs...I've been there. Nonetheless, I know that she will come up on top like she did in the past. I send you my love, and pray that things all work out for you....You know it will!! Keep the faith! I believe in you.


Sharif Carter   April 1st, 2009 12:32 am ET

Natalie Cole is an inspiration to all generations. It is so nice to see her speak openly about her struggles in life. Such a dynamic woman.


Phillip Kellar   April 1st, 2009 12:32 am ET

Ms. Cole I am a 33 year old male and if we are a match I would cladly give up a kidney to keep another person a live.


Kelly nowicki   April 1st, 2009 12:32 am ET

I would like to be tested for a match to donate my kidney to Natalie Cole. Please contact me for further information.

Thank you
Kelly Nowicki
Detroit Mi
35 yrs old


Timothy E. Jones Sr.   April 1st, 2009 12:33 am ET

Natalie, I believe God always put you in the right place at the right time. Tonight is your time. Just believe that God is on your side...!


Tiffany Lewis   April 1st, 2009 12:35 am ET

I am willing to get tested as a potential donor for Natalie. Please provide required steps needed to be taken to see if i am a match.

Tiffany
New Jersey


peegee9877   April 1st, 2009 12:36 am ET

Natalie,My name is Pedro soto Sr.From Springfield, Ma I just want to let you know that I am praying for you and believe that you are going to come through this situation. bye the way you look good for your age.


dale   April 1st, 2009 12:36 am ET

Shame on you for exploiting Natalie's story to promote your show. Nice that she even called you on it. Americans(we) are looking for truth these days...not the bs as usual


Davjd Johnson   April 1st, 2009 12:38 am ET

I'm a huge fan of yours. I'm a photographer here in the DC area and you are scheduled to headline the opening night of the Capital Jazz Fest in June. I hope I get to take a picture with you for my wall of fame.
I use your father's music all the time for my photo projects.

You are in my prayers. GOD words: said you are healed by his stripes

Dear...You are already healed!! In Jesus Name!


ornella   April 1st, 2009 12:39 am ET

dear Natalie,
contact oprah, she had a show last wk where dr. oz went to
a place where they grow your organs in as lilltle as 8 wks from
your blood and cells. truly incredable. wish you well.
ornella


Norma Kay and Jessica Ogden   April 1st, 2009 12:41 am ET

Hello Ms. Cole. You are such an inspiring singer and human being. I loved your father's singing as well. I am a 53 yr old healthy female and I would be delighted to give you one of my kidneys' if I were a match. It is important to me to save a life, especially a life such as yours since you are a wonderful person! My daughter is 24 and she is more healthier than myself. Both my daughter and I would not hesitate to give you a kidney if we found out we were a match. My daughter has a boyfriend with one kidney due to Bilateral Wilms when he was just six years old and he is doing wonderful. It is important to us if we could do this one thing for you. God Bless you Ms.Cole and we'll be praying deeply for you to get through this.


john lee, sr.   April 1st, 2009 12:42 am ET

15 years ago I donated my kidney to our son, john jr. at the university of md in baltimore. at the time I was 51 and he was 27. the transplant worked perfect for 8 days; however, john jr. had a severe rejection and on the eleventh day my kidney was taken out of him.
He went back on the machine and the lord allowed him 3 more years.On dec. 10, 1998 he died, but before he left the hosital he gave his life to the Lord and he was a changed man from that time on.
We have a granddaughter, Little Tina, who is now 13years old. Please let Nattlie Cole know the the Lord is still with her and there is a better life awaiting her in glory.


Davjd Johnson   April 1st, 2009 12:45 am ET

You are healed by GOD stripes


Teddy   April 1st, 2009 12:45 am ET

how do you know if your a match?


valance howard   April 1st, 2009 12:46 am ET

i would like to donate one of my kidneys to natalie cole


kim Douglas   April 1st, 2009 12:47 am ET

take good care of your self. i will be doing to same for my daughter who has to have both of her kidney's taken out and a donor one put in. have faith in god, and he will take care of you!!


Bruce Rivers   April 1st, 2009 12:47 am ET

Add my name Bruce E. Rivers your old sound engineer


Karen   April 1st, 2009 12:48 am ET

Thank You for spreading the word about the need for organ donors. Join us in Chicago for Messengers of Hope on April 26th!


Will   April 1st, 2009 12:48 am ET

My mother was a drug addict. Heroine, which aided her death in 2006.
Is it possible that Natalie's drug usage helped debilitate her organs? And if so, why then should the public respond to her "need", when many other, more worthy, non-addicts die at alarming rates, because no one is willing to come to their rescue??


Tamara   April 1st, 2009 12:48 am ET

Natalie, you are an inspiration to us all. God Bless You and all you do.


Glloria Ann Jeff-Moore   April 1st, 2009 12:49 am ET

Hi Natalie,

I do feel for you, because I've been a dialysis patient for almost two decades, I received a transplant back in 1993, but it fail after four months, but back then things aren't as positive as they are now, medicine is better and the procedure is done more easily. I hopeful for you Natalie, that you will receive a kidney real soon, I'll be wating for one right with you. If you would like to read about my life on dialysisj, I have published a book just a few months ago, I did right to your agency and ask if were interested in hearing about another kidney patients coping with dialysis, I've been on both, hemo and peritoneal dialysis. God bless you Natalie, Keep the Faith.

Glo


Kimberly Deeb   April 1st, 2009 12:49 am ET

I would love to help as well. I don't know if im a match. But I have one to spare.


Jerome   April 1st, 2009 12:49 am ET

we praying for ya and hope ya find a doner soon stay up and positive god will make a way for ya stay up and blessed luv ya from the myers family


vanessa   April 1st, 2009 12:49 am ET

Natalie,
I will be praying for you in your search for a kidney. Your spirit and voice are something that this world desperately needs now. I wish you well, i have a friend in a simular situation.


Michele   April 1st, 2009 12:50 am ET

How dare you "give her" a list of kidney donors willing to donate a kidney to her! There are many receipients waiting for a transplant, and what you should have done was tell her to get them to be put on a donor list(as she is), not as a gift to her. She herself said that she is not dire, but many are. You should be ashamed of yourself and CNN for putting out the "dire warning that Nat needs a kidney". I am glad that she stood up for herself and showed that she is not begging for a donor, that you are only doing it for ratings!


Kevin   April 1st, 2009 12:50 am ET

Ms. Cole,

I am amazed by your natural beauty, as well as your profound ear for music. I have been a fan of yours for several years! I admire you, your music, and wish you speedy recovery! You are an inspiration to us all!!

Thank you for your contribution!


Terry and SSGT Jackson   April 1st, 2009 12:51 am ET

Hello Natalie wesend our love and our blessing from Terry and Freddie and the Marine Corp we love you get well soon.


Marcia   April 1st, 2009 12:51 am ET

Ms. Cole I truly think that you are a beautiful woman and would love to see if I can help you with your health issues. If you ever want me to I will get tested to see if I am a match for you and it would be my honor to do this for you, because God as blessed me with good health and would love to pass it on to you. Love you always your fan and friend Marcia from St.Louis, MO.


Ashley K   April 1st, 2009 12:51 am ET

While Miss Cole knows how many people are on the waiting list for a transplant, I cannot believe how she would say that she would ask the person to wait to donate. When, for most people, the matter of transplantation really IS life and death, her comments were disheartening. I really felt for her until she said nonchalantly that she could wait. That really struck a nerve with me, and I can imagine the response from others. I really hope she is able to recognize the platform she has, and set a better example for people needing transplants.


Yvaine   April 1st, 2009 12:52 am ET

I would like to see if I am a match for u. I am already a donor and if I could help I would.......


sara   April 1st, 2009 12:52 am ET

why isn't Larry asking Natalie if she still has hep C and why are they not addressing the fact that the treatment made her even sicker. Also, why not talk about options for curing hep without killing chemo!


Shari Campbell   April 1st, 2009 12:52 am ET

Hey Natalie I am 18 years old from Jamaica i just want to say take it easy everything will be alright.The lord is watching over you..
Love Ya


roger   April 1st, 2009 12:54 am ET

Larry i am a republican but i voted for Obama all because of the hate mongers on Fox news, i love your show Larry and its soo funny how the fox news guys continue to attack obama while he is enjoying his trip with pragmatic measures in mind in london.

We have all kept our dials to CNN because every time we switch to fox its an anti obama attack.

I have never seen such degree of Hatred and animosity in media. cnn all the way bye bye FOX.


Lisa   April 1st, 2009 12:54 am ET

I love you Natalie. You looked so beautiful and happy during your Larry King interview. I pray for your full recovery. You sing to my heart with "When I Fall in Love."


wadeana   April 1st, 2009 12:55 am ET

I would love to help you or anyone I can where do you go to be out on a list


Marcy Hoerster   April 1st, 2009 12:55 am ET

Hi Natalie,
I am praying for you and all others who are waiting for a transplant. I was blessed 9 years ago (4/4/00) to be a "humanitarian" donor. My kidney was given to a woman that is now my "kidney sister". It was truly one of the most cherished days of my life and I am happy to say she is still doing well today. I would do the surgery again and again, if only I had more kidneys to offer.
Your attitude is remarkable! And, from one of "Bill's friends" to another-God speed, take care and take it one day at a time.
Blessings to you,
Marcy


Lisa   April 1st, 2009 12:56 am ET

Ms. Cole you are a talent and a blessing to us all! You are in my prayers!


Kathleen L. Grant   April 1st, 2009 12:57 am ET

Nobody would lose (or miss) anything!!

I have an extra kidney. Seriously, I have 3 of them that are fully functional.
I would be prepared to give one to Natalie if I was a match. Obviously she is an incredibly brave woman and a gift to this world...I'd be honoured to help.

How do I proceed?

Thank you,
Kathleen


Jerome and Barbara Myers   April 1st, 2009 12:58 am ET

we luv ya stay up and blessed god will mk a way hes a healer and a way maker we are praying fo ya


Linda Stockert   April 1st, 2009 12:58 am ET

Is Natalie now free of the virus? Was the treatment successful?


Andrea Cole   April 1st, 2009 12:58 am ET

My last name is Cole. I am a singer. How can I find out if I am a match?


shebyon bedgood   April 1st, 2009 12:59 am ET

How dare Miss. Cole asking for a kidney. Wait your turn like i did. I waited 9 long years. People that dont have millions wait on the donor list. It is truly on fare of you. Many of my friends past on waiting for a kidney. Wait your turn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jeannie Tanner   April 1st, 2009 12:59 am ET

My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Cole. One of my dear friends donated a kidney to her mother and I was there for the whole process -from the testing to the surgery; so, I totally believe in living organ donation. I think any of us who are healthy should consider being a donor, if we're able. (please don't read this on the air - my blood type is A+ and I would be honored to be tested to donate one of my kidneys to Ms. Cole, but only if she is unable to obtain one from a cadaver or from another family member)


Glloria Ann Jeff-Moore   April 1st, 2009 1:02 am ET

Hi Natlie,

I don't know if you will get this blog, but I'm praying you get a kidney real soon, though I know you can live a long productive life with dialysis, because I'm a veteran of dialysis for almost two decades. I know it could be quite taxing for you, especially as an entertainer, and I do enjoy and pray to continue enjoying your great music, you are a singer that brings me back to my college days in the 70's, it was during the sophiscated lady time, we played that album to death around the campus. Well just hang in there, and keep the faithj, as I previously said in a blog I tried to send during your telecast. Love you girl, like I said, I'm waiting for one as well, we can wait together.

Glod Bless You,

Gloria Ann Jeff-Moore, aka (Glo)


Lisa   April 1st, 2009 1:03 am ET

I love you Natalie. I grew up listening to your music and pray for your full recovery.


Sarah in Las Vegas, Nevada   April 1st, 2009 1:04 am ET

Natalie,
I am praying for you. I have faith in your recovery. I remember listening to your music with my parents as a kid. Your voice is like an angel's!!

To the people that are saying "she did this to herself because of drug addiction" – SHAME ON YOU. Addiction is a disease, too. I am in recovery myself (Coming up on 2 years sober) and I certainly stopped having "fun" while drinking many years before I was able to stop. I'm 29 years old and missed most of my 20's because of alcoholism.
It's obvious Natalie is in recovery now and has been for quite some time. She just has the energy of a strong, clean & sober woman. You go girl!!


Deb Boyes   April 1st, 2009 1:05 am ET

After finding that I and none of my 4 siblings met donor criteria as a match for my father when he was in need of a kidney transplant, I realized I was also not a match for my husband or either of my children. (Fortunately my father's sister was a match.) Shortly after through a friend, I heard of a young man several states away who was in need of a kidney transplant and did not have any viable family members who could donate. Considering the situation with my own family members and not being able to donate to them, I knew how I hoped someone would step forward to donate when I couldn't. I offered to test as a potential donor for the young man. Surprising, in the end I would have been a very good match had he not received a previous transplant to which he had developed new antibodies. Though I was not able to donate in this situation, I do intend to still be an anonymous donor at some point. I applaud all those who tonight have also offered to donate or test as potential kidney donors for Natalie Cole, and encourage any who are not matches to continue forward with their good will and also make an anonymous live donation.


Sharon Johnson-Woods   April 1st, 2009 1:11 am ET

Dear Ms Cole, Hang in there. I have wanted to tell you what I have experienced. I had a liver and kidney transplant on Dec.9,07. I have done well. I wish you could come to Birmingham, Ala and be examined by my doctors here at UAB hospital liver and kidney transplant dept . My doctor was determined to keep me off of dyalisis and was successful in his efforts. I too have Hep C which was the cause of my problems with my liver and kidney. I have wondered why you have not mentioned a need for a liver ver need another opinion I suggest you try UAB in B"ham,Al


lena legington   April 1st, 2009 1:11 am ET

i need information 2 see if im a match to help natalie cole i would be willing todonate a kidney if it would help her to live. lena


Gloria Federico   April 1st, 2009 1:11 am ET

Ms Natalie Cole is one of so many courageous persons who share their personal struggle and I salute her for having such a positive outlook. My prayers and hope that soon there will be a kidney match for her and for so many others who are on the waiting list.
Respectfully,
Gloria


Patrick Connor   April 1st, 2009 1:12 am ET

Ms. Cole,
I am an 18 year old from Kansas City. Last year i was diagnosed with a kidney disease and have been on dialysis eversince. I was a 3 sport varsity athlete at my school and was forced to quit all three of them. However, I did not let this take over my life. I found a new hobby. Music, which I hope to pursue as a life career now. On April 27th, I will finally be getting a transplant from my uncle and hope to live a somehwat normal life. I plan to attend college and fulfill my dreams. Be patient and pray and your time for a kidney will come. My thoughts and prayers are with you. stay strong!

Best wishes,
Patrick Connor


Mike   April 1st, 2009 1:13 am ET

I work at a hotel and was stiffed twice by Ms. Cole. She was rude and arrogant. You need to give to receive. Can't believe she expects someone to give her an organ when she can't even give a dollar.


peggy   April 1st, 2009 1:19 am ET

Hello my name is Peggy I had a Kidney Transplant back in 1995.
That has been 14 years ago.I was 33 years old at the time and I had five little babies at that time.I am doing very well now and my kids are grown up and I have 14 grandbabies now.I would love to share more of my story with about my kidney Transplat ,and how this here journey has been for me,and how it can help you as well.I AM a 45yr and I am an strong black woman. who GOD has made me love life more.pleaseI would love to hear from you and the Larry King Show.
MAY GOD KEEP ON BLESSING YOU NAT KING COLE


Dirk   April 1st, 2009 1:19 am ET

Ms: Cole:

I enjoy your music but am disappointed that you appeared to be most interested in discussing your tour instead of providing straight facts on Hepatitis C and renal disease.

There are millions of folks in this country with Hepatitis C, most of whom don't know it. For those that do, some have been successfully treated, some haven't. They all, however have to deal with the significant stigma that exists about the disease, methods of getting it, and misperceptions about treatment.

HepC is a curable disease for many patients. Depending on your HCV genotype, treatment with Peg-IFN/Ribavirin can eliminate this virus in 80+% of patients with G2/3 and 50% of those with G1. The treatment can be tough but has gotten better and side effects can be managed in most patients. In addition, IFN is an antiviral, not truly a "chemo" drug as chemo drugs are used to treat cancer. HCV is a virus.

For once, I wish we had a "celebrity" with HCV who doesn't make us cringe with misinformation almost making our situation worse. You have charm, charisma, talent, all of which could be hanessed to make a difference....but please get your facts straight or bring on a HCV/liver disease specialists to discuss the science.

Regarding my kidneys, I would have considered a donation if we matched but I'm busy at the end of the year with holidays and New Years festivities so I guess timing isn't good.

God Bless.


Debra Starr   April 1st, 2009 1:19 am ET

Hello Natilie,

You are still beautiful and strong, and you know who is still in control I will keep you in prayer, by his stripes you are healed.

You probably don't remember me, but you and my cousin Yolanda McKinney were good friends in Las Vegas we caught one of your shows and had a wonderful time afterwards. You were charming then and you still are, you have alot of life still ahead of you. God is good all the time! Hang in there Natalie, and always remember we walk by faith not by sight!

In Christ
Debra Starr
Phoenix, Az.


Loretta B.   April 1st, 2009 1:27 am ET

Natalie, You are a very strong and special person, your beauty shines inside and out . I feel everything is going to work out fine, ,just like Smokie said.

God Bless you


Maria L. De Marco   April 1st, 2009 1:47 am ET

I am so glad I happend to click onCNN and I did not know about Naralie Cole having the same problem like I have.

I was diagnosed with kidney failure stage 4 and never had any kidney problems 2 months after I had an angioplasty.One night while i was on vacation I woke up having a hard time breathing Called 911 and they took me to the the ER. I was a very healthy 66 year old woman who worked until I was 62.The ER doctor came to me and ask me if I knew I had kiidney problems and I said none. And then he he told me I have now.I was a medical technologist for 45 years and i knew about the kidney profile panel tests consisting of BUBNand creatinine. My kidney function was less than 10%. I went home to Las Vegas and went tiomy doctor and admitted to the hospital the same day ,put in a catheter on my chest and went to dialysis 3 days later, I went Outpatient dialysis at Da Vita in Henderson,NV.3 times week 3 hours a day for a year. I have been dialyzed in Kauai, Brea,CA. Pleasanton,CA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dialysis is not that bad but I went to depression as it changed my whole life style and had hard time adjusting to its rigid diet and but the dialysis centers people and technicians are so wondderful and they make you feel at home. A miraclehappend.At exactly the date I was first dialyzed my nephrologist after looking at my latest blood tests told me my kidney function went up to around 22 % so I was taken out of dialysis. I have been out now for 26 months.My husband and I attended kidney tranplant sessions and educationgetting ready for a transplant,my 7 siblings and 3 sons were notified to be tested just the wee kbefore i got the news.As of now I am still stage CKD4 with 19-20% eGFR. I am on Zemplar, and iron infusion every other week. I get blood tested evey 3 months.I feel okay but still weak physically.

I know having great faith spiritually and mentally helped me plus strength from family and friends I believe all their prayers helped me overcome this. I am Iam just happy I am out of dialysis.


janette tx   April 1st, 2009 3:01 am ET

Didn't watch the show but I read all of the comments. Dodie,
there are some folks you just can't talk to,it's in their upbringing.
Some folks just have issues.You know, some have the Rush
mentality but to be sure they are in the minority.


Heather Phillips   April 1st, 2009 3:26 am ET

Hi Larry,
I am Heather Phillips from Jamaica, I have always been a fan of Natalie, I would like to be tested to help her, she is just such a wonderful singer...I love her music.

Heather
From Jamaica


John Byrd   April 1st, 2009 3:27 am ET

Natalie you are such a beautiful and strong person. Your music over the years has brought inpiration and hope to millions. I hope and wish you all the best and hope you find that match soon. It is to soon for us to lose our Natalie :)


Mariana   April 1st, 2009 3:29 am ET

Natalie, you're a strong woman. I'm glad you're out of all that drug use. Good luck with finding someone. I'm adopted & I don't know my family history. Otherwise I'd donate! You can do this. Best wishes coming your way.


Mariana   April 1st, 2009 3:30 am ET

Natalie, you're a strong woman. I'm glad you're out of all that drug use. Good luck with finding someone. I'm adopted & I don't know my family history. Otherwise I'd donate! You can do this. Best wishes coming your way.


teddy onyenaucheya   April 1st, 2009 3:31 am ET

I am willing to be tested to see if my kidney will match ms. cole's requirement. please contact me. I love ms. cole's bravery, talent and guts...


Sarah Margaret Taylor   April 1st, 2009 3:32 am ET

Natalle, PLEASE TELL US YOUR BLOOD TYPE TONIGHT. People around the world want to donate. I always keep you in my prayers.
Take care great one. You look so well. Let someone give you kidneys. I would if I could by mine are not well. We all you love you!
Sarah Taylor (Charles Taylor's daughter). God bless you all the way!


Patricia   April 1st, 2009 3:42 am ET

My husband had total Renal Failure in 2006. And they said he would not recover. He was at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, his stay was about 6 months. While he was on dialysis the Canon Cather got infected, and he got a blood disease. This while he was going back and forth for the treatments. So, he had to be admitted back to the hospital for this blood disease. While he was recovering from this, he got pneumonia. Back into the hospital again. He was so sick that it was hard to know if he was even going to make it. Our first son is in the military and they call for him to come home as soon as his dad when in the hospital. And that was because even the doctors was not sure if he would get through this. Totaly renal failure, he could not void at all. And his lungs started to fill up and this was just as Natalie Cole was saying on your program, he could not breath. Which was the time when they through he could not live. Because he was fulling up with his own fluids. It was truly a Miracle of God that my husband is alive today. Just want to share. Thanks


Amin   April 1st, 2009 3:43 am ET

Hi Larry,My name is Amin and I am willing to offer my kidney to Nitalie cole.She can contact me at email anytime.Amin


Patricia G. Pruitt   April 1st, 2009 3:45 am ET

Sorry, I did send my entire name. My email was about my husband having total renal failur. Was treated at the University of Kentucky in Lexingtron. Thanks


DERECK JORDAN   April 1st, 2009 3:46 am ET

HELLO NATALIC,
MY NAME IS DERECK AND I TOO HAD HEP-C. I JUST WANT TO SAY GOD BLESS U AND U LOOK SO GOOD, AND YOU ARE RIGHT WE HAVE TO KEEP GOING. LOVE U DERECK.


Patricia G. Pruitt   April 1st, 2009 3:50 am ET

Also, back again from Lexington, please tell Ms Cole that I will be praying for her and God is still able to do a miracle again, just as He did for my husband. Thanks God. And my Natalie be truly blessed by the mighty hand of God.


Sherman   April 1st, 2009 3:52 am ET

Hello Miss Cole I love you And I Admire your bravery,I'm interested inpossibly becoming a donor. please contact me so I could be tested!!!


Greg Hernandez Jr.   April 1st, 2009 4:01 am ET

Thank you for viewing this,but I don't think you'll reply. natilley I love u as an artist even though I will never meet u. I think u and alot of artist are missing the the real point. it's nice to make people aware of things, but u never speak of the power of the lord! throughn him all things are possible. That's why more people suffer now a days. What u really need to do is not try so hard to get media attention,but let people know about the power of the lord. That is what is really going to heal them! If u would like to eleborate on this or make sure that I'm not a crazy please feel free to call me at 231-457-4257 much love and respect. Greg Hernandez.


Faith   April 1st, 2009 4:03 am ET

Natalie is right about learning who your real friends are when you go through a serious illness. My teenage son had a liver transplant. His girlfriend and one of his best friends just sort of vanished during the illness. Other friends stepped up and helped him make it through.

My favorite moment was when his true friends claimed that the 55 staples in his chest were "cool" and the best body piercing they had ever seen!


Betty Mata   April 1st, 2009 4:05 am ET

Hi Larry & Natalie

Please know I am in prayer tonight about the serious matter of becoming Natalie's kidney donor.

Last year, I offered my kidney to my mom's dentist's receptionist upon overhearing her speaking of her need from the waiting room. The gal received a kidney ahead of my getting cleared @ Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane Wa. We still email each other and she's doing great!!!
I have 2 healthy kidneys and want to share. Please pray on this matter and email me or phone me direct 208 930 4524 and you'd have to help me jump the hoops but I will donate now. I am 56 w/o any health problems but have a mother of whom I am sole care provider. We are roommates and she condones my wishes to donate a kidney.
Sincerely
Bette Mata sister in Jesus, may God be willing. . .


Andre Antrobus   April 1st, 2009 4:12 am ET

Larry, I cuaught your show with Natalie Cole at three in the morning. Usually after I come home from dialysis I can not sleep. My doctors have no answers but it may be because of the Epogen (Epotein Alffa) we are given during treatment. I just wanted to say that there is a, maybe not-too-well-known, research centre here in New York City. It's called the Rogosin Institute. Its website is just its first name with a dot org. There's also the biomedical research centre at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. An implantable artificial kidney is what I pray for from them, but they both need a big stimulus package. I've been on dialysis for ten years. Thanks docs, and Fresenius, Cobe, Gambro, and others.


Lionell Eddie L.A.   April 1st, 2009 4:43 am ET

Natalie,
Years ago, I associated with one of your persnal assistants who move from N.Y. See often was concerned about your drug abuse and temper.. I've always love your father and always wished the best for you. I prayed for you at that time. You got through those very hard times. I will continue to pray and wish you well.

God will get you and your family through this. Thanks for being strong and positive during very difficult times.

P.S. I just lost my mother to kidney failure. I wished she would have heard you discuss this issue. Thanks for sharing


paul godfrey   April 1st, 2009 4:49 am ET

Hello sweet lady! god bless you we met at the club on 17th st and you would'nt let my hand go , then i knew that i wanted to bodyguard you , cook for you , and rub you down and be there for you when it's a good day or bad day, this is the best paul on this list of well wishers and if i could i would give you both of mine. Stay close to god and you will be fine, he knows who you are and what's wrong and will keep you well natalie, (my sis name as well ) best always paul godfrey. hugs n kisses.


Gina Bock   April 1st, 2009 7:44 am ET

She is in my thoughts and prayers.


Siham Samara   April 1st, 2009 8:28 am ET

Hi Larry, thank you for discussing organ donation last night. Believe me, if there is anyone in this world who understands how difficult this issue is, that person is me. I currently have an 8 month old boy in need of a new heart to survive. He has already had 2 open heart surgeries to correct the defect, but he went into heart failure at 5 months old. I had left my job to care for him, but at this point all we can do is pray for a miracle of receiving news of a donor. I always promise that the donor's family will always be part of our home in everything we do. I will work hard to maintain a relationship with that family. Larry, you can see a special on my son, Faris, on CLTV. Please watch and enjoy.
Sincerely, Siham Samara


Frankie   April 1st, 2009 8:34 am ET

I hope no one fails to get treated for hep C based on Natalie Cole's opinions. That treatment saved my life, yes it's awful medicine with alot of side effects. Sound medical advice and knowledge and a liver biopsy to assess the damage to an individual's liver, all of these are the way to make a decision about treatment. I think it was dangerous and short-sighted of this show to let one famous individual's personal opinions pose as information about a sometimes deadly disease, hepatitis C. I am sorry she got kidney failure whether or not it was caused by interferon and ribavirin. But hep C is not a subject we need wrong informaton about.


Troy Lee Thomas   April 1st, 2009 9:13 am ET

OK Larry, since you have interesting topics to hear and see at times. Try this topic on for size: I am a christain and this what ALmighty God in heaven has told me. I know, you are wondering how did I can speak with God constantly , wonderfull God our creator. The first time I talked with God was a month ago when the doctor told me that I need dailyses three time a week. The doctor gave me a video to watch about dailyses'. When my wife and I got back on the Freeway leaving the doctor office, the Holy spirit said to " No you do don't!, no you don't! no you don't! in a strong voice. That night at around 2AM. God woke me up and said, "I know you, you are Troy Lee Thomas, Idabel (that is the town I was born in and lived there until I left for the Marines Corps just out of high school)". I know your wife, she is Laura Mae Sanders her mother is Lula Mae Sanders. God Almighty then named her brothers and sisters. Then I knew that it was God because I grew up with the Sanders. God Almighty then said, "I going to heal you right now!!". So happen I had to go to the VA Hostpital for Lab that tested my kidney renal. I got the Lab result from the record department. My renal count has droped down to .38 from 3.1. I have the paper to prove it. God Almighty said that night that "The doctors will see!!". "I am going to deal with the doctors, they are not right. Doctors are not treating my people right!!". Two weeks ago, while sitting in the lobby of TGI restaurant with my wife and her daughter-in-law, I said to them, God just gave me an open communcation with him. For some reason at that moment I just knew it. I been comunicating with God Almighty and with my deaceased realatives ever since. Tell Mrs. Cole to make connection with God Almighty all the time of her life and God Almighty will heal her kidney too. Thank you Larry. You are a very nice man.


Lauren   April 1st, 2009 9:28 am ET

I really don't think it's right for people to come on here and dog Natalie. Yes, I understand that she was a past drug user but that doesn't mean she shouldn't get a kidney. I myself am a recipient of a kidney just over a month ago that I got from my mom and I also had a kidney transplant fourteen years ago from a cadaver. I don't like it when people come on here and talk about things that they really don't understand. The ones who are saying bad things about this whole segment have obviously not been in the position of waiting for an organ or had anyone close to them waiting for one.
It is a very difficult thing to undergo being the patient and for the rest of the family. I finished with dialysis two months ago and it is a very difficult thing for the body to go through and it is time consuming. A lot of times when your done all you want to do is go to sleep so it is a rough thing to do. The people that are being rude on here should try and go through all of this once (or twice) and see what they have to say afterwards. You may not like that Natalie came on here (and begged for a kidney? whatever) but at least she is getting the word out there about organ donation. We need more people to get out there and do that because more people need to know about it!!
THANK YOU


Lauren   April 1st, 2009 9:32 am ET

Also I was not a drug user just to make that clear. I had a disease the first time I got my new kidney when I was six years old and then it failed the second time I got a new one at 20.


Marissa Manford   April 1st, 2009 12:19 pm ET

Thank you for bringing much needed attention to kidney (renal) failure. I had no idea what it meant for someone to be on dialysis until my fathers kidneys failed 1 year ago, a result of having type 1 diabetes. We thank all who cared for him at fresenius dialysis, but each treatment was extremely difficult, both physically and mentally. Just 4 weeks ago he was blessed with a cadaver kidney. The call to him that a kidney was available came while he was on the dialysis machine. It was truly a miracle, the gift of life! It is amazing in this short time he has regained so much strength and his labs have been great! Please if you are healthy and have ever considered being a living donor learn more, talk to others. There is such a need and most people just do not understand the process. And please make your wishes known if you want to be an organ donor. Consider the Gift of Life!


California Gold   April 1st, 2009 4:05 pm ET

Last night I watched Natalie Cole on Larry King. I tried very hard to not feel offended as the interview progressed. Natalie Cole’s motive was to get a kidney donation and eventually it came out her situation isn’t grave. Donors - you can hold on to your body parts for another 9 months because she is too busy. Larry King tried to rehabilitate the urgency and Natalie Cole wouldn’t buy into it. She then diminished the "urgency" and instructed all of us on how those in need of a kidney aren't urgent. Her needs are one thing and don’t get her wrong, she wants another kidney, but right now it’s not convenient, therefore, possible donors please proceed to the line to see if you are a match for Natalie Cole and if you are then you have to cool your heels until she can work you in, which will be sometime on or after December 2009, maybe 2010. This viewer shook her head. Made me think of David Crosby and his liver transplant, and the complaints of how “stars” get bumped to the top of the list and the ordinary citizen has to live with concern, lingering health and try to keep their hopes.

Larry King: shame on you for giving another “star” a platform to plead for help for herself. Why don’t you offer interviews with ordinary children, mothers, fathers, regular citizens who need kidneys instead of another privileged junkie, recovered, relapsed and re-recovered junkie star. Ordinary folks won’t shove off donors because they are too important and too busy to take time out of their very important and very busy schedules for a transplant.

Natalie Cole: shame on you. The world doesn’t revolve around you sweetheart.


Melody Paquin   April 1st, 2009 9:23 pm ET

It looks like things are going quite well with the Queen. Our President needs to be given a chance. Our President needs to be in office for about two years for us to be able to tell if he is doing a good job. Come on Americans give a President a chance.
Have a good night Larry.


Isaac Harrison   June 22nd, 2010 1:55 am ET

you can avoid kidney stones by drinking lots of liquid.":~


Eric Patterson   July 25th, 2010 9:49 am ET

Kidney Stone is a deadly disease specially if it has not been checked regularly.*;.


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