By creator to www.dorchesterbanner.com
CAMBRIDGE — A neighborhood lady wants assist from her neighbors as she seeks a kidney donor.
Aubree Burton, 16, noticed her life change in a single day in early December. Not feeling properly, she went to her common doctor, who ran some assessments that exposed irregular kidney operate.
“She was admitted on Dec. 7” to College of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, her mom Kathy Katulis mentioned in a dialog with the Banner on Jan. 7. Additional assessments decided the troubling information: she was in end-stage kidney failure.
That meant Aubree, who’s a junior at C-SD, the place she is energetic within the colour guard, needed to make selections relating to her therapy. She determined to obtain dialysis thrice every week, at DaVita in Cambridge.
However now for the excellent news: This can be a place the place individuals pull collectively.
A stay donor questionnaire has been posted on-line by the hospital, the place these taken with providing a kidney can submit private data. Medical doctors then evaluate it, and if a attainable match is discovered, additional assessments are carried out.
The questionnaire has attracted fairly a little bit of consideration.
“The neighborhood has been superb about sending it in,” Ms. Katulis mentioned. “The woman [at the hospital] mentioned they hadn’t seen that many responses for one individual in a very long time.”
Aubree’s physician tells her that after a profitable transplant, she is going to have the ability to resume her regular life, whereas maintaining with medicines and lab work. Within the meantime, there are different methods to help the household.
Touring, in a single day resort stays, fuel, meals, and missed time at work can put a heavy pressure on a household specializing in the care of a cherished one. “It will get fairly costly actually quick,” Ms. Katulis mentioned.
On Thursday, there can be a pit beef or turkey fundraiser, with meals ready by native caterer Jamie Petrides. The occasion will happen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or till bought out, on the nook of Rt. 50 and Maryland Avenue in Cambridge. Worth can be $9 for a sandwich, chips and drink. Helpers will ship for 5 or extra pay as you go orders, with data wanted by Jan. 11.
For pay as you go orders, name 410-463-3096, or e-mail email@example.com.
Donation jars have been positioned at companies across the county. At gofundme has been arrange, at gofundme.com/f/help-aubree-burton.
There may be additionally a financial savings account at Hebron Financial institution on the nook of Routes 50 and 16 in Cambridge, the place donors can deposit funds for use just for Aubree’s therapy.
The account, Ms. Katulis mentioned, is in her title. If a donor offers by test, Aubree’s title may be written on the memo line.
Because the search continues, Aubree’s spirits stay good, her mom mentioned, buoyed by the help of buddies who know her properly and neighbors who’ve by no means met her.
“That’s Dorchester County,” Ms. Katulis mentioned.