By creator to www.westernmassnews.com
AMHERST, MA (WGGB/WSHM)– An Amherst firefighter paramedic is making a 911 name to the neighborhood, asking for assist in discovering a kidney donor.
“I would like the kidney now,” stated Amherst firefighter paramedic Sarah Roe.
In occasions of emergency, Roe is at all times one of many first on the scene. Now, she is the one making the decision for assist.
“I’ve at all times been the one operating in when everyone else is operating out and now it’s my flip,” stated Roe.
Roe is asking on the neighborhood for assist in discovering a kidney donor. She informed Western Mass Information she has been with the Amherst fireplace division for over 20 years.
“It’s only a bond between the teams and doing all the pieces as a group mainly, it’s one other household away from my instant household,” stated Roe.
Proper now, she is on restricted responsibility and may’t work at full capability till a donor steps up.
Roe informed us kidney illness runs within the household, her dad was on dialysis and whereas testing to be a kidney donor for him, she was recognized with polycystic kidney illness.
“You may dwell your total life, a traditional life, with polycystic kidneys…till you go into failure,” stated Roe.
Roe was residing with the illness for over a decade, however then issues took a flip proper earlier than 2021.
“I used to be feeling excessively drained and feeling very run down we had a number of stress within the household,” stated Roe.
At first, she thought it was due to the grief she and her spouse had been feeling over the lack of their son cole in a tragic automobile accident earlier than the vacations in 2020, however the lab take a look at got here again within the spring of this 12 months, telling a unique story.
“Till I went and had a medical appointment my lab work confirmed that I used to be really in renal failure and now I’m in stage 5 renal failure,” stated Roe.
This information leaving her in full disbelief.
“It’s been a tough battle to say the least,” stated Roe.
Her spouse began a Fb web page making the 911 name to the neighborhood that Roe is in want of a kidney instantly, so she will return to doing what she loves and serving in occasions of want.
“I’m really asking for assist which may be very onerous for me to do,” stated Roe.
Data on how you possibly can get examined to see if you happen to’re a match may very well be discovered right here.