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BALTIMORE — As Lional Dalton undergoes dialysis therapy at a clinic in Atlanta, an outdated soccer saying involves thoughts. Its which means rings true now greater than ever.
“Subsequent play. Subsequent play,” he stated. “I’ll inform you, I’ve been taking it a day at a time.”
The defensive sort out who performed 4 seasons in Baltimore, profitable Tremendous Bowl XXXV with the Ravens, is attempting to maintain issues constructive at the same time as he faces the hardest problem of his life.
Dalton is in determined want of a brand new kidney.
“I’m hoping by me bringing consideration and serving to different individuals that somebody would donate a residing kidney to me.”
The 46-year-old discovered his kidneys had been failing in January of 2020. He has wanted dialysis ever since. He goes for therapy three days per week for 4-and-a-half hours per session. A kidney from a residing donor can final 15-20 years.
It’s been a wave of emotion for the previous year-and-a-half.
“At first I used to be in denial. [I’m a] massive, powerful soccer participant. I might work out. In my thoughts I might repair something,” he stated.
He got here to just accept the belief that he was one of many over 100,000 individuals in the US ready for a life-saving transplant.
“I’ve been pondering optimistically. I’m praying. I bought feeling that someone goes to donate.”
A possible match could also be within the playing cards.
Dalton shared his story with ABC’s Good Morning America in late April. Since then two potential donors have come ahead, one throughout the previous couple of days. Each are from Baltimore. Each are Ravens followers. Each reached out by the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, a nonprofit that helps facilitate organ donation. It’s the identical basis that Dalton promoted throughout his taking part in days in Baltimore.
“It’s like all the things working full circle,” he stated with a smile.
Similar to again then Dalton needs to finish the stigma of organ donation.
“, lots of people are actually frightened of it or they really feel that one thing might occur to them. One particular person can save eight lives.”
A kind of lives might be Lional Dalton’s.
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