tbj-2I started this blog to chronicle my kidney transplant.   As friends and family will know, I was diagnosed with iGA kidney disease and  had only 8% of my kidney function left at time of transplant.  I  avoided dialysis had a kidney transplant at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas on February 12th.   (Ironically, this the hospital where I was born.)

My good friend and lawyer colleague, Keith Langston, volunteered to give me a kidney.  Keith was all in from day one.   The day he found out he called me and submitted an application within an hour.   Obviously, I’m overwhelmed at his generosity.  Thank you Keith.

I hope to add to this site daily and have a few pictures as well.   Hopefully, it will be informative, interesting and fun.  You can subscribe to the “RSS” feed to make sure you are notified of updates. 

Thanks for all your prayers, thoughts and concerns.   They are all coveted and appreciated.  Friends and family are a wonderfully thing.

Read on to see the wonderful story of the gift from Keith and Kate Langston, my journey through the process and the wonderful support that we all have received from friends and family.   I hope that it will uplift with the grace that we can all give each other.



About sskelton

42 years old. 2 lovely daughters. Married to high school sweetheart for 20 years. Interest included photography and motorcycles. Time is spent with family, church and youth soccer teams. And I practice law some too.
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31 Responses to Hello

  1. Jane Stockton says:

    Hi, Scott-
    I guess I should be posting under family since I am your mom’s cousin. I have been keeping up with you for quite some time and just want you to know that you are on our prayer list at First Baptist of Rockwall. Please know that we are all praying for you and all your family, as well as, Keith and his family.
    We love you!

  2. Janet says:

    We are praying for you in Denison. You are on our church prayer list, and my 5th/6th grade girls Sunday School class is praying, as well. Of course, you have been on the Mobley prayer list for quite a while….God is so awesome, and I am thankful for Keith and for his sacrifice. We love you, and will see you very soon!

  3. Jeff Chance says:

    Scott – Becca, Will, Caroline and I will be keeping you and Keith in our daily prayers. We look forward to getting a great report on Thursday!

  4. Laura Peel says:

    Hey, Scott – You have been and will remain in our thoughts and prayers. We will be anxiously awaiting a successful report on Thursday’s surgery! Take care and tell Shelia and the girls hello for us! – Laura & Brad

  5. John & Glenda Porter says:


    We know you have been fighting a tough battle, and we are praying for complete success in the upcoming surgery.
    God Bless.

    John & Glenda

  6. Sandy Cooper says:

    Scott, I am Keith’s aunt from Chandler, AZ. Want you to know I am praying for you, Keith, and your families. I know God will be glorified, already is, as you tell your story. I am praying for your complete healing.

    Bless you.

  7. fmcbride says:

    Scott, i to believe God brings people in your life for a reason. We will continue to pray for you, Keith and your girls.

    Soccer Rules and God Bless!

    Felicia, Bryan, Katy and Paige McBride

  8. Doris Swanson says:

    Scott, you have been in my thoughts for a long time. So glad everything is going so well. You and everyone involved are in my prayers. Have enjoyed your blog and will be watching closely for updates from your dad. Love you.

  9. Scott,

    Your Dad is President of our Board of Directors, and quite a great guy. We all think very highly of him, and therefore of you! He has told us about your kidney transplant, and we all have you in our prayers, as well as all of those involved, family, hospital staff, friends – everyone. We wish you the best, and a very speedy recovery.

    Jerry Chapman and Staff
    Greater Texoma Utility Authority

  10. Will Rogers says:

    Scott, You and your family and Keith have been and will continue to be in our prayers for a successful surgery and a complete and speedy recovery. Thanks for the blog and the information that you have given to all of us. Your thoughts have truly been an inspiration to us
    May God continue to bless you and your family.
    Will and Billie Rogers

  11. Becky Radke says:

    I was praying this morning for the surgery and was wishing I had a way to let you know you were in our thoughts then I got the email about this blog. Isn’t God wonderful!!!! Scott, you, Shelia, Lauren, and Allison are in our prayers and I know that God will take care of everything. Just do what the Doctors tell you. God Bless you.

    Becky, Savannah, and Coltone

  12. Hollie Bartlett says:

    We are praying for you, Keith and your families. Know that God is the ultimate healer. We love you

    The Bartlett’s
    Ben, Hollie, Madison and Alli

  13. The Richey Family says:

    There are amazing people in this world that are there when you need them most. You are blessed to have such a wonderful family. Our prayers are with you all. Hope to see you on the soccer field soon!

    Laci, Chad & Theresa

  14. Wes Encalade says:

    Lifting up you and Keith today as well as all those who love you. I pray God’s peace and comfort, His all-powerful healing, and an amazing story to be shared for many more years on this earth as you serve in His Kingdom.
    The Encalade Family

  15. Laura Brookshire says:

    Praise God!!!
    You ALL remain in our prayers!!!
    Please give Lauren a big hig from me!
    Laura Brookshire

  16. Julia Ringler says:

    You are in our prayers and we are thinking about you.
    Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery.

  17. Allison Skelton says:

    I was not able to get to the place where you enter a catagory so I entered a comment. Lauren and I would like to say thank you to Cory and Marlene for the Hospital Survival Bag we will enjoy it while in the apartment and hospital. We also would like to say thanks to the Melvin family for the wonderful cookies. We would like to thank the Martindale family for the other wonderful cookies. And to everyone that came during dad and Keith’s surgery, thanks. Dad is doing well and we will see him soon thanks for all your prayers! Lauren and Allison

  18. Mike says:

    Hey Scott (Sheila, and family),

    I received an e-mail that Kent Faver sent out. I did not know you were having any health problems, but it is wonderful to know that you have had a successful kidney transplant. May the Lord bless and keep you. All the best, Mike Jeffress

  19. Sally Alvis says:


    We praise God that He has brought you and Keith to this bright, new day. Your faith, positive attitude and the support of your loving family and friends will continue to sustain you and give you strength in the days and weeks ahead. Be blessed and know that you are loved. Sally, Max, Anna Catherine and Elisabeth Alvis

  20. Gg Raley says:

    We are so happy all is well and pray for a healthy recovery. Can’t wait to see you speed by our house on your bike.

  21. Karen Broughton says:

    Hello from Lufkin…
    Dear Skeltons,
    What wonderful news. We are so thankful that everything is going well. Brandon Elem. was all “a-buzz” today thinking about all of you the entire day. Many prayers were lifted in your behalf and we plan to keep ’em coming.
    Give Keith a big high five for us!!!
    Love and prayers,
    Karen Broughton

  22. rendih says:

    Scott, just got an update from your mom – so thankful to hear of your progress and the wonderful story of God’s provision. God is good! We are praying for you and your whole family!
    Rendi Hahn

  23. Bob and Betty Anderson says:

    Hi Scott,

    So glad to hear you’re doing well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    God bless,
    Bob and Betty Anderson

  24. Max, Michelle Max Mitchell Max Mitchell says:


    Heard the great news at church earlier today…..sounds like things are going very well. We just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our prayers.

    Max, Michelle, Marcus, and Matthew Mitchell

  25. Tina Peavy says:

    Scott — We celebrated God’s glory in your amazing progress today in church! I hope everything continues to go well for you and Sheila and the girls. You all are in my prayers every day.

    Take care,

  26. David Gullett says:

    Glad you’re doing okay. We’re all thinking about you.

  27. Meredith Williams Caddell says:

    Hi Scott and Sheila.
    I just learned of your transplant through Facebook, of all places, and I just wanted you to know that we are praying for you.

  28. Kaye Alderman says:

    Scott I’m so thankful things have gone so well. I’ve kept up through Bob and this blog, but wanted to give you a personal note to say God Bless. You are continually in our prayers.

  29. Scott…it was only by chance that I saw a note about a kidney tansplant that caught my eye. I was saddened to see it was you but encouraged by this blog when I found it. Your attitude does not surprise me. Your family has always held a special place with me. We will focus our prayers on your body accepting the kidney and you getting back into the swing. Our love and prayers…. Jimmy, Julie, Brookly, Austin and Berkliegh.

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