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GAINESVILLE, Tex. (KXII) – A Gainesville girl obtained a life-changing knock on the door Monday night time.
She’s been trying to find a residing kidney donor all yr and now, she has one.
Tammy Garner has identified for 10 years that she has polycystic kidney illness and wanted a residing donor to offer her a kidney.
A go to from household Monday was a second she’ll always remember.
“It has been a course of they usually instructed me it was going to be like discovering a needle in a haystack,” Garner stated.
However the needle discovered her.
“I obtained up this morning, I assumed was this a dream? No, it was actual. It was actual,” she stated.
It began in February.
Tammy Garner’s docs instructed her she wanted to search out somebody to donate their kidney or she must go on dialysis.
“So we made it a marketing campaign to not solely discover me a kidney, however as many individuals as attainable and to make kidney donation, make folks conscious of that,” Garner stated.
Her good friend made the Fb web page “Share Your Spare With Tammy” to discover a donor.
It has a whole bunch of followers, nevertheless it takes so much to be a match.
First, it’s a must to have the identical blood kind and your physique cannot have a sort of cell that may trigger the recipient’s physique to battle the kidney.
Plus, a day of testing from getting blood drawn, X-rays, scans, even a psychological well being screening.
It is a seek for a lightweight in an unknown tunnel, however seems, she’d discover her reply near residence.
“It is fairly wonderful,” Garner stated.
Monday night time Garner welcomed in household from Tulsa for a go to.
And that is when her husband’s cousin gave her information that modified every little thing.
“So when Markie confirmed up final night time sitting on my sofa, and she or he seems me within the eye and says I am your match, I misplaced it. I imply it was simply, I simply could not consider it. You realize, that is so much to ask from somebody. So she is my hero,” she stated.
Months of ready for a match, over in a matter of seconds.
“I’m very blessed and I’m very comfortable,” Garner stated.
She stated after surgical procedure, it is a few two week restoration.
However then, she’ll be good as new.
“They are saying that when you get previous that, stand again as a result of you may’t cease me now,” Garner stated.
Their surgical procedure is about for January.
Garner encourages folks to turn out to be organ donors since you might save a life.
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