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San Antonio – Cecilia Canizanes was identified with kidney failure in 2010. Since she went on dialysis, she should have given out dozens of donor playing cards asking buddies, household and strangers to see in the event that they is likely to be a match to assist her get a kidney.
Sophia Parrish, a supervisor at Invoice Miller Bar-B-Q, prides herself in her customer support. That’s how she acquired to know Canizanes.
Their friendship began when she requested Canizanes why she solely wished a bit little bit of water with each order.
“Canizanes begins speaking, ‘Howdy ma’am, how are you?’ And we similar to, utterly and totally clicked,” Parrish mentioned.
That friendship developed and continued by way of the months. For Parrish, Canizanes reminded her of certainly one of her favourite aunts. So when it got here all the way down to it, she supplied to get examined to see if she was a match.
“I do something, every thing to assist anyone. And if I’m in a position to assist anyone, then I’ll. And that’s what I did. And I mentioned, at the least I can do is at the least to see if I’m a match,” Parrish mentioned. To her shock, she was a match and after a dialog together with her household, she determined to maneuver ahead with the donation.
“It’s in our nature to assist individuals, as a result of when you can’t assist individuals, then why are we right here? You realize, we have to assist one another as a lot as potential,” Parrish mentioned.
Each are doing nicely of their restoration.
Michelle Segovia, director of communications for the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, says this yr has been profitable in getting extra individuals to turn out to be registered donors.
“They’ve the chance to avoid wasting as much as eight lives by way of organ donation,” she mentioned.
To seek out out extra info on learn how to turn out to be a donor, head to https://www.tosa1.org/.
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