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“Wow..it could be a second life. like having a second life once more,” stated Seaman.
DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. — Initially of 2020, Doug Seaman was a standard 58 yr outdated who apart from having diabetes was wholesome.
That’s till he began having signs that had been something however regular.
“I ended up within the hospital, I used to be in actually dangerous form. I did not really feel good,” stated Seaman.
He was advised he had kidney failure and was instantly placed on dialysis.
“Sure I used to be very shocked,” stated Seaman.
He says this analysis has undoubtedly been a set again for him.
Having a brand new kidney would imply he can return to the job he loves a lot and resume his on a regular basis actions.
“Wow..it could be a second life. Like having a second life once more,” stated Seaman.
So his subsequent plan was to discover a donor. Doug may get a deceased donor or a dwelling donor.
However the ready time for a deceased donor in Central Pennsylvania is 5 to 7 years.
“Dwelling donors are one of the best kidney transplants to get as a result of they last more, they work instantly, sufferers do very nicely with them,” stated Sandra Cantera, The Transplant Program Supervisor at Penn State Well being.
Doug knew his finest wager to discovering a dwelling donor was to attempt to attain out to as many individuals as he may, so he created indicators which have been displayed throughout Dauphin County.
A few of these shows caught the eye of individuals driving by who’ve shared the indicators on social media.
A kind of folks was Regan Theresa who noticed the signal whereas at a stoplight.
“I am like man that is so unhappy, this poor man. you realize, he is so determined, he is bought indicators in every single place and we had been form of in the course of working errands, however my boyfriend’s like if you wish to flip round to go and get an image, we will flip round. So I did, I took an image,” stated Regan Theresa.
Her image did not get a lot traction on her Fb web page, so she determined to publish it to twitter.
“Pondering nothing’s going to occur. I’ve 60 followers on twitter and that i by no means actually use it. I used to be very flawed…It blew up,” stated Regan.
The publish had over 10,000 retweets.
“I did not count on any of this, however I am actually pleased that it is getting the eye in order that possibly he can have his life saved,” stated Regan.
Doug hopes these retweets and shares proceed to develop, as a result of which means having a second probability at life.
“If folks would share my story it could be an excellent present for me,” stated Seaman.
If you would like to be a kidney donor for Doug Seaman you possibly can contact:
Penn State Well being: 717-531-6092
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