By writer to www.winknews.com
A Charlotte County man who risked his life twice to avoid wasting others is asking for that very same selflessness in return.
Sandy Bilsky of Englewood has been known as a hero after rescuing two individuals from the Gulf, however now he’s trying to find his personal.
Bilsky has massive plans for the summer time. “I actually would like to spend a few weeks with every grandchild this summer time.”
These massive plans, for now, are not possible. He’s tethered to a dialysis machine three days per week and wishes a brand new kidney. He may spend years on the nationwide registry, so he has taken it upon himself to discover a dwelling donor.
“I do know my donor has to nonetheless be on the market.”
WINK News first introduced you to Bilsky in January once we instructed you about his want for a kidney.
“It was the WINK Information story to our neighborhood that was receptive,” he stated.
After that story aired, 12 individuals got here ahead, prepared to donate an organ to a stranger.
“I shall be grateful to them for the remainder of my life only for stepping ahead,” Bilsky stated.
4 potential donors have been a super match, with matching tissue and blood sort. Two discovered that they had undiagnosed well being points. The remaining two have been additionally medically disqualified.
“As a lot as we need to assist your affected person, we’ve had to ensure we don’t harm the particular person donating,” stated Dr. James Huang, director of the Living Kidney Donor Program at Tampa General Hospital.
“I’m again at sq. one,” Bilsky stated.
However he stated that though these 4 individuals who stepped up can’t donate to him, they’re nonetheless his heroes.
“If I had a greater relationship with the Pope, I put them up for sainthood.”
His religion stays robust and he nonetheless believes there’s a saint someplace who will see this story and step as much as save his life.
Bilsky’s donor must have O-positive or O-negative blood and matching tissue. For those who’d like to assist, you possibly can attain him at 401-741-4927 or by e-mail at [email protected].
For data on changing into a dwelling donor, click on here.
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