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“For my part anyone that’s prepared to offer you part of themselves so you possibly can have a second probability at life is a hero in my e-book,” Shelly Wheaton stated.
She has Polycystic Kidney Illness or PKD. Tumors are shutting down her kidneys. Dialysis is the one factor protecting her alive till she finds her donor or hero.
Hairstylist Andrea Newsom is the hero who answered that decision.
“I assumed that was actually superior for her to place herself on the market,” hairstylist Andrea Newsom stated.
She would not take into account herself a lifesaver, however she is. She’s giving Wheaton one among her kidneys.
“It is arduous to even grasp that,” Newsom stated. “I simply really feel like I am doing what I am being referred to as to do. I have not even actually thought of it being a lifesaver it is simply what I am imagined to do.”
She knew Wheaton was promoting for a donor on her automotive. However these two already share a bond. Newsom has been doing Wheaton’s hair for greater than 20 years.
“Effectively truthfully I do not know you could put it into phrases,” Wheaton stated. “How do you thank somebody for not solely providing you with a second probability at life, however providing you with an organ and a bit of them.”
Wheaton is glad she’s discovered her hero. However she’s not completed sharing her message.
“I hope to be and advocate for different people who have PKD, different donors, and might hopefully get extra folks within the residing donor course of,” Wheaton stated.
Newsom additionally hopes she evokes others to do good deeds.
“I believe some folks really feel like they’re referred to as to be a donor and others could really feel like they need to donate time,” Newsom stated. “There’s something we are able to all do to make every part higher for everybody.”
“Backside line is everyone has a spare and Andrea is prepared to share hers with me and I am unable to thank her sufficient,” Wheaton stated.
The kidney transplant is scheduled for November 20 at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Middle in Fort Price. If all goes nicely they need to be launched in three to four days.
Newsom will miss about 4 weeks of labor whereas recovering. So Wheaton has arrange a GoFundMe web page to assist her donor out with misplaced wages. To be taught extra about donating click on here.
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