Eau Claire woman continues search for living kidney donor


By creator to www.weau.com

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.”

For those who’re concerned about being a kidney donor, click here.

To attach with the household, you’ll be able to ship them an email. To study extra about Linda’s story, you’ll be able to go to her GoFundMe page.

Copyright 2021 WEAU. All rights reserved.

— to www.weau.com

Next Post

Editor's Pick