By creator to www.panolawatchman.com
Harley Baker, 21, bought a life-changing reward on the finish of April from Kayla Wimberly: a kidney.
Baker was born with kidney issues, and as a baby, she was out and in of the hospital.
“I simply know the older I bought, we stopped going to the physician… and we thought all the pieces was advantageous,” she stated. “After which I graduated highschool and went off to school, did some issues I wasn’t alleged to, moved again house, went to the physician and so they informed me my kidneys had been failing.”
Baker was in stage 5 kidney failure, she stated. Final June she began dialysis and was on it for 10 months earlier than the kidney transplant. Wimberly is shut associates with Baker’s mother, and the 2 work collectively at Panola Nationwide Financial institution.
“She was telling me that John (Baker’s dad) had tried to get examined to see if he might donate to her, and he couldn’t, after which Shelby, her stepmom had tried, and he or she couldn’t go any additional, so I as quickly as she discovered I used to be like ‘Nicely I need to strive.’ So only one factor led to a different, and I used to be a match for her,” Wimberly stated.
Giving up a kidney was form of scary, Wimberly stated.
“By the entire thing I’ve actually needed to lean on God an entire lot as a result of I’ve been coping with anxiousness for fairly some time now, and I didn’t need the concern of it to maintain me away, so I actually leaned into him by way of all this, and I’ve wished to offer him the glory for all as a result of there’s no manner I might do it with out him,” she stated. “I really feel very proud (of Harley). I’m grateful that I’ve helped her hopefully have a greater life so she doesn’t need to be utilizing dialysis each evening at house, and I’m hoping that she will transfer out and expertise life on her personal.”
Baker stated that Wimberly has been a extremely huge blessing to her.
“She’s like my different mother,” Baker stated. “I’ve my step mother and I’ve her, so I’m actually blessed to have her give me this superb blessing to dwell my life once more. She’s a extremely huge a part of my life, she’s like my mother and all the pieces else. We’re actually shut.”
The reward of a kidney transplant means lots to Baker.
“It implies that I get one other likelihood at life, that I’m getting to start out over and alter some issues that I need to do proper in my life and get my life heading in the right direction and take higher care of myself,” she stated.
Surgical procedure went very well, Baker stated, and so is her restoration.
“I’m able to get out of the home, however can’t try this for just a few months, however it’s been actually good,” she stated final week. “My scar is therapeutic very effectively, I haven’t had any troubles out of it. I really feel nice. I haven’t felt sick or something. My creatinine is at .99, which is best than it’s been since I used to be born. It wasn’t even this good once I was born.”
Baker stated you’re not alleged to stroll till the subsequent day after surgical procedure, however about 5 or 6 hours after her surgical procedure, she couldn’t resist getting up and going to Wimberly’s room to her a hug.
“She was already coming down there to see me that evening,” Wimberly stated. “She walked all the best way down there to see me, so she’s a trooper.”