Nicole had her Surgery last Tuesday

Hello everyone,

We are so thankful to all of you who have donated, share posts and checked in with is.

Nicole had her Surgery last Tuesday. Both she and donor are doing well and at home recovering.

It’s been amazing to see this journey thru and see both doing so well.

We love and appreciate each of you for your kindness and support of Nicole this past year.

Please feel free to reach out and stay in touch. Blessings to everyone.

Jacquelin Santiago and the Santiago family.

Surgery has been Scheduled

“Hi Friends and Family, I wanted to give you all an update on my kidney surgery. I received good news yesterday that my donor has agreed to move the surgery to September 1st. I’m nervous and grateful to have this opportunity. Thank you God and my angel (kidney donor). Lou Vic Santiago and I will keep you posted on how it goes once its complete. Please keep us in your prayers.

Thank you Peeps for your love and support. ~Nico “


“Hi Friends and Family, I wanted to give you all an update on my search for a kidney donor and let you know that I FOUND A DONOR! I was informed by my coordinator that they found a match and surgery is scheduled for November. I don’t know who the donor is. I’ll keep you updated as the surgery gets closer. Thank you for all of your support with sharing my posts and donating to my Gonfundme for the billboards as well as the positive thoughts. Special thanks to Jacquelin Santiago for all of your hard work. I also want to say thank you to those who tried to go through the process and donate. You know who you are and I will always be forever grateful for your kind gesture and thoughtfulness. Lou Vic Santiago and I truly appreciate it. ”
From Nicole and all of our families, we thank you from the heart and soul.
Thank you to gofundme donors, to Lamar group for billboards, to the folks testing, the folks emailing us thru the website, Honey Butter Cafe for the event, Kendra Scott event, Eleazar and the radio show, Victor Huyke for publishing in the newspapers every week, Ch 12, Ch 58, Telemundo WI for broadcasting interviews, family and friends sharing posts and checking in. We are grateful. Stay tuned for more updates on how things are going. Surgery is scheduled for November 2021.

Blessings to all. -Jacquelin Santiago

Kidney For Nicole S Event at Honey Butter Cafe!

Honey Butter Cafe will be hosting an event with extended hours on Wednesday, March 17th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm to raise awareness for kidney donation and support my search for a kidney donor. The exclusive night will have a special menu and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to my cause. We will practice social distancing and masks are required. I hope to see you there!

Address: 7221 S 76th St. Franklin, WI 53132


We have billboards and publicity on the news!

Channel 12

Channel 58

Telemundo WI

Thank you everyone for all of the monetary donations to our GoFundMe. We were able to rent digital billboards through Lamar. They have graciously put me on 14 billboards across Milwaukee and 1 in Sheboygan for the next 4 weeks! I was also featured on new stories on Channel 12, Channel 58, and Telemundo in regards to my search for a kidney donor. We have a few inquiries on how to be a kidney donor and what the process entails but as of today no match yet.

Nicole Santiago

Who can become a kidney donor?

Donating a Kidney

A living donor needs to be:

  • In good general health.
  • Free from diseases that can damage the organs, such as diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or cancer.
  • At least 18 years old, typically.

More information

For more information on becoming a kidney donor, see: