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LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. – Joe Hayes is in pressing want of a kidney donor. His spouse, buddies, and an area promoting firm come to his help.
“I’m in a determined want,” Joe stated “I need my life to be saved and I need to reside.”
Joe spends 24 hours every week related to a dialysis machine to remain alive. He was born with kidney illness. He misplaced each kidneys by age 30. A donated kidney failed three years in the past. Dialysis retains him alive however destroys his physique on the similar time.
“I can’t even really feel my toes anymore,” he stated. “I had a nail in my foot a pair weeks in the past and I didn’t realize it was there.”
His spouse, Tonia Hayes, had a shock for Joe.
“I may barely maintain again tears,” she stated.
She first created a Facebook page to unfold the phrase about Joe’s want. Then she deliberate a shock. She drove him to see a billboard on Freeway 79 in Outdated Monroe. Now simply any billboard – one which spreads the phrase to everybody who passes by that Joe wants a kidney.
Joe was overcome by tears of pleasure upon seeing the billboard. His buddies have been there to greet him with hugs and smiles.
“After they advised me they wished to donate it, I nearly fell out of my chair,” Tonia stated.
She had been buying round for one and when she referred to as DDI Media, they advised her she may have it without cost.
“We are attempting to assist fulfill this dream. If we’re profitable, we’ll be ecstatic,” stated
DDI Media President Vince Miller.
As a result of his physique has been broken by illness and medical procedures, Joe wants a living-donor. Time is in opposition to Joe and he has solely a 30 p.c probability of discovering the match. Somebody may present him with an extended life.
“I really like life. I simply like it. I really like my children and my grandkids,” Joe stated. “God’s given me a lot and it will probably all the time be worse. He’s hoping somebody could make it higher.”
If you happen to’re concerned about getting examined to see in case you’d be a donor match for Joe, you’ll be able to electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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