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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A Connecticut household is grabbing driver’s consideration after they took out a billboard in seek for a kidney for his or her beloved one.
At simply 6-years-old, Austin Kozicki was recognized with kidney illness. Now, 18 years later, he wants a brand new kidney to proceed dwelling.
“We’re looking for a dwelling donor to be a accomplice with Austin throughout this transplant journey,” stated Mary Kozicki, Austin’s mom.
Mary spoke out the significance of changing into a dwelling organ donator.
Austin, who’s now 24-years-old, has been on a donor wait record since final summer season.
The Dwelling Donor Champion Program at Hartford Hospital is instructing sufferers to ask for assist, and that’s what the Kozicki’s did, however they went large.
A billboard alongside I-84 was put up saying, “My son Austin wants a kidney to stay.”
“We’re simply hopeful we are going to discover somebody who desires to accomplice with him within the journey and discover that dwelling donor to proceed to stay and provides again,” Mary stated.
Austin’s mother and brother wished to be a kidney donor however couldn’t. Mary was in a automotive crash and it broken her kidneys and Austin’s brother additionally has kidney points, and their father died of most cancers.
Whereas the seek for a brand new kidney for Austin continues to be on, they’re hoping somebody will step up and be a part of the dwelling donor program.
“We’re proud to develop the dwelling donor champion program and that’s a program we provide within the hospital to show folks learn how to unfold the phrase that we want organ donors,” stated Kari Rancourt, Dwelling Donor Transplant Coordinator.
As donors assist save lives, one might save Austin’s.
If you need to assist, contact the Hartford Hospital Transplant Middle at 860-972-4632 and reference #Austin29.
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