Family that owns Deer Park restaurant searching for kidney to save mother


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DEER PARK, Ohio (WXIX) – An Anderson household is on an intense, emotional seek for a kidney donor.

Lorena Vazquez is matriarch of the Almeida household. And she or he has continual kidney illness.

“Nearly all of the time, I really feel very drained,” Lorena stated. “Low vitality. Lots of ache my legs and arms.”

Lorena manages to push via the ache to run her family-owned restaurant, Arrechissimo in Deer Park.

“Our meals is Venezuelan,” Javier Almeida, Lorena’s husband, stated. “The center of this restaurant is Lorena. She’s the one who cooks. She’s what Latinos prefer to say provides taste to our meals.”

Regardless of sickness and hospitalization, Lorena’s daughters give her the additional push to maintain preventing.

“They’re my entire world,” Lorena stated. “They’re the rationale why we’re right here, and that provides me drive day-after-day.”

Arrechissimo has been open for eight years. The Almeida household opened it two years after they moved from Venezuela as a result of one in every of their twin daughters wanted main care at Cincinnati Kids’s Hospital.

Victoria Almeida says her twin, Maria, is doing effectively and is definitely away at her first yr of faculty. Victoria leaves for faculty on Thursday, however she isn’t leaving city with out making one other push to assist her mom discover a kidney donor.

“Giving my mother the present of life is giving her many extra years to continue to grow with us, to maintain seeing my sister and I am going via college, not solely seeing us graduate highschool like she did this yr, however see us graduate faculty, see us have a household, get married…” Victoria stated.

She says there’s no present sufficiently big to repay her mom for all her sacrifices, however discovering a kidney match can be a begin.

“She’s been on the record, the transplant record for 5 years,” Victoria stated. “We’ve been ready for a kidney donor for these 5 years.”

This may be Lorena’s third transplant.

Her household says a brand new kidney would imply no time at a dialysis heart and extra time creating reminiscences with household.

In case you’d prefer to see for those who’re a match or assist the household, you possibly can attain them at 513.265.3696 or go to Victoria’s Facebook page.

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