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Banner couple’s seek for a dwelling kidney donor continues
Revealed 12:53 pm Wednesday, Might 17, 2023
By Davis Coen
A Calhoun County man’s ardent seek for a dwelling kidney donor caught public consideration again in January, with the eye-catching
roadside indicators he and his spouse put up round North Mississippi.
Additionally a big decal within the again window of his pickup truck continues to achieve motorists’ consideration, calling for potential donor candidates to achieve out to the cellphone quantity displayed.
Small companies all through Panola, Calhoun, Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, Pontotoc and DeSoto Counties have put indicators in
home windows, on doorways and on wire stakes in yards to assist discover a donor – a frightening activity since over 100,000 folks within the U.S. are in the identical troubling place.
This disheartening actuality is what first led the couple to take issues into their very own fingers.
Terry Joe Blount, 63, continues to press on together with his quest. The truth is, one of many giant indicators on the facet of Hwy. 9W close to the Lafayette/Calhoun County line remains to be getting traction. On Monday, a lady whose consideration was captured by the signal and reached out was examined for her compatibility.
“This explicit girl is ex-military from Arizona,” mentioned spouse, Audra, “and just lately relocated, and simply noticed it sooner or later driving to Oxford.”
She and Terry Joe, who’s kind O-negative, are nonetheless awaiting the check outcomes, as they proceed to drive to Tupelo three days every week for dialysis.
“He sits in a chair for four-and-a-half to 5 hours every session, then we drive one other hour again house. He’s exhausted and sleeps largely the remainder of the day,” Audra mentioned, but in addition that Terry Joe is doing pretty nicely regardless of the continued battle.
The couple maintains hope and willpower to discover a match, with the assistance of the intelligent signage marketing campaign.
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