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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Cholly Gilmer, a husband and father of three, is on the hunt for time.
“I’ve bought so much to reside for, and I’m attempting to be right here so long as I can for my household,” he stated from his dwelling final week.
A start defect prevented his kidneys from rising with the remainder of his physique.
“After highschool, I grew out of my kidneys they usually started to fail,” he stated.
His late mom gave him considered one of her kidneys in 1991, 30 years in the past. Most donated kidneys solely final 10 to 15 years, and now he’s on the lookout for a brand new one.
“I wish to be round for my household,” stated Gilmer, whose children embody Jackson, 10, and adopted siblings Jameson, 3, and Henleigh, 2.
Henleigh has taught Gilmer so much about dwelling since being identified final March with a mind tumor.
“She is a fighter. She’s gone via greater than I may in a lifetime,” stated Gilmer. “It’s so much to observe.”
Her remedies simply ended a number of months in the past, and a clear first scan is promising, however extra are wanted. Henleigh’s energy is what retains Gilmer going via dialysis remedies 3 times every week.
“I don’t suppose issues would have labored out this fashion, pretty much as good because it has, if she hadn’t come to us,” he stated.
Gilmer was positioned on a transplant record final yr via Wake Forest Baptist Medical Heart. His medical insurance will cowl the transplant, together with all of the donor’s prices. Proper now, it’s trying to find somebody suitable.
“Even if you’re not suitable, there’s a swap program,” he stated. “You possibly can donate to somebody who actually wants a kidney and what Baptist will do is locate me one so you possibly can really assist two folks.”
His direct siblings aren’t a match, however his religion and household are holding him tight as he waits.
“We’re actually sturdy collectively,” he stated.
His blood sort is O. In case you are interested by donating contact Wake Well being at email@example.com or (336) 713-5685.
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