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CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) — This week’s Hometown Hero has been preventing for autism packages and providers for almost 20 years. However now, Kelly Lengthy wants a hero of her personal.
She didn’t pour the concrete, however Lengthy helped construct the particular wants playground at Walnut Grove in Canfield.
“I do have a set of dual daughters who each have particular wants,” Lengthy mentioned. “I’m a mother or father advocate. I’m going out to the college programs and I advocate for providers and lodging within the college programs. As a result of any particular mother or father is aware of, it’s form of a battle to get providers”
Now, this Hometown Hero has her personal battle to struggle.
“I’m now in end-stage kidney failure. I’m on the kidney transplant ready record with the Cleveland Clinic,” Lengthy mentioned.
Lengthy had an analysis on the clinic just lately and discovered of the problem forward.
“I’ve had tons of and tons of of blood transfusions, and each time I obtained a blood transfusion, I picked up these peoples antibodies as properly. I’ve been informed that solely 18% of the inhabitants will match me,” Lengthy mentioned. “If I attempted to get a kidney from simply anyone matching my blood kind, I’d have a 100% probability of kidney rejection.”
She worries most for her kids. Her husband handed away, and her particular wants youngsters don’t perceive why their mommy is so drained after dialysis, which she does 3 times per week.
She’s hoping for a small miracle.
“I want to search out somebody who’s O+, that’s a part of that 18% to match me,” Lengthy mentioned.
In case you’re pondering, “I’d love to assist, however that’s not my blood kind, I can’t assist” — you can assist.
“That one individual is all we’d like, however we simply want 1000’s of you to share it and assist discover any person to get her higher,” mentioned Dana Winters, who nominated Lengthy for Hometown Hero.
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