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CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Ready, hoping and numerous praying — that’s life for somebody ready for an organ donation. A Canfield mother has a novel downside and she or he’s hoping you possibly can assist with a miracle.
She didn’t pour the cement, however Kelly Lengthy helped construct the special needs playground at Walnut Grove in Canfield.
“I’ve a set of dual daughters who each have autism. I’m additionally on the board of administrators for the Autism Society. I am going out to the varsity techniques and I advocate for companies and lodging within the faculty techniques, as a result of any particular dad or mum is aware of, it’s type of a battle to get these companies,” Lengthy stated.
Now, Lengthy has her personal battle — a battle for her life.
“I’ve end-stage kidney failure. I’ve been a kind 1 diabetic for nearly 34 years. I’m on the kidney transplant ready checklist on the Cleveland Clinic,” Lengthy stated.
Lengthy had an analysis there lately and received some dangerous information.
“Most individuals have a couple of or some antibodies, and I’ve 64, which is extreme. I’ve been advised that solely 18% of the inhabitants will match me,” she stated.
Now, Lengthy is praying for a small miracle.
“So I want to seek out somebody who’s O optimistic, that’s a part of that 18% to match me. For anyone that desires to study extra about donating a kidney, you possibly can go to www.ClevelandClinic/KidneyDonor.org. It’s an internet course of,” Lengthy stated.
If you happen to’re not O optimistic although, there are nonetheless methods you possibly can assist Lengthy.
“That one individual is all we want, however we simply want hundreds of you to share it and assist discover any individual to get her higher,” stated Dana Winters, Lengthy’s longtime buddy.
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