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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – An Eau Claire girl’s seek for a kidney donor continues.
Linda Leazott-Dzuik has stage 4 Polycystic Kidney Illness, which causes cysts to develop on her kidneys. She has been in search of a dwelling kidney donor for nearly 4 years.
“It ought to, from a dwelling donor, last more than a deceased donor. That’s what I’ve been informed by my medical doctors,” Leazott-Dzuik stated. “I’m hoping that somebody is coming ahead.”
Somebody like Laura Doty. Doty is from Eau Claire and donated her kidney to a different Eau Claire girl, Ann Schnagl, in 2019. They had been strangers on the time.
“I simply at all times I discovered it fascinating that individuals have two kidneys however can operate simply as nicely on one in the event that they’re wholesome going,” Doty stated. “So, I type of took discover of that and I feel the lord simply type of blessed my life with well being to this point, and I made a decision to assist another person who has well being issues.”
Schnagl is grateful Doty stepped ahead to assist her in her time of want.
“I used to be grateful and I used to be like Laura’s my angel as a result of dialysis was very arduous on me and I needed to work full time as a result of I wanted insurance coverage to pay for it,” Schnagl stated. “It about killed me.”
Doty says she doesn’t remorse her determination for a second.
“Folks will say to me, nicely why would you do this for a stranger,” Doty stated. “The best way I take a look at is, she’s a stranger to me, however she’s another person’s sister or somebody’s daughter and the way would I really feel in that scenario.”
Since starting her search, two donors have come ahead to assist Leazott-Dzuik. Sadly, the surgical procedures couldn’t transfer ahead because of well being and private causes with the donors.
“I might simply be so grateful for somebody to return ahead,” Leazott-Dzuik stated. “It could imply that I could possibly be a mom and a grandma some extra, this time on earth right here could be slightly bit longer.”
Leazott-Dzuik is on dialysis whereas she waits for her personal Doty to volunteer.
“It’s actually not straightforward being on dialysis all night time,” Leazott-Dzuik stated. “I get up and I unhook at 5 within the morning after which I’ve to put down and sleep for a minimum of 5 hours so I can a minimum of really feel like a human being once I get up.”
Leazott-Dzuil says a kidney would imply she might get again to spending extra time with the folks she holds near her coronary heart.
“I actually stay for my kids and my grandchildren,” Leazott-Dzuik stated. “They actually simply love coming over to see me and every time I see them they are saying can I keep in a single day and so I at all times attempt to hold them, however it’s quite a lot of work for me.”
Doty says after donating, she’s dwelling a standard, wholesome life and encourages others to make a distinction in somebody’s life.
“I feel all of it comes again to placing your self in another person’s footwear,” Doty stated. “It’s not for everyone, however it’s a strategy to make a distinction, personally, bodily in another person’s life and I don’t assume these alternatives come round fairly often.”
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