By writer to www.wfla.com
BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) — Brandon resident Kathy Lee Moore is at the moment experiencing full kidney failure and is now taking her seek for a brand new kidney on the highway.
Moore tells WFLA.com she receives dialysis a number of occasions per week attributable to problems from her two-decade-long battle with Kind 2 diabetes. The 52-year-old spouse, mom and grandmother says that, with out a kidney donor, she fears the worst.
“I’m hoping for a kidney. If I don’t get a kidney, it’s what the great Lord needs. He is aware of what’s finest for me. However I pray day-after-day as a result of I need to be round with my little grandchildren,” Moore mentioned. “I’m attempting to stay round and get a kidney as a result of I do know the youngsters want me and I want them.”
Moore has been on an organ donation record for the previous two years. However with none luck, she has determined to take her kidney search into her personal palms. Moore, alongside together with her husband Jerry – her highschool sweetheart – have put indicators on their automotive, asking any and everybody with kind O blood for assist.
“First we’ve caught it on my car. Then when my husband received his car, he goes, ‘you understand what, I’m going to put it on mine too,’” mentioned Moore.
The indicators learn “I want a kidney” and “Spouse wants a kidney.” Each indicators additionally embrace the wanted blood kind and the couple’s cellphone quantity.
“Lots of people rise up behind me and beat the horn ‘beep, beep, beep’ and wave to me. And then you definately do get some individuals which are actually impolite like ‘oh, you’re ready on a kidney? Effectively, good luck,’ you understand,” Moore mentioned. “Typically it may be miserable. And typically it could, you understand, simply be hope and religion and carry on praying.”
Moore says, once in a while, she drives round hoping somebody will see her signal and name.
“I don’t need to jeopardize anyone else’s life. But when they may assist me, I might actually respect it,” mentioned Moore. “I do pray about everyone, folks that I don’t even know at night time after I lay down. And it will be very useful if I do get (a kidney) for my household, to stay round, to be right here and to perhaps watch my grandchildren graduate, that will be nice.”
To donate to Kathy Lee Moore:
- You could have kind O blood
- Name Tampa General Hospital at (813) 844-7000 and inform the operator Moore’s full identify and birthday: 6/18/1968
- Or name Moore immediately at (813) 661-5375
LATEST NEWS FROM WFLA.COM:
— to www.wfla.com