Godwin volleyball team searching for kidney donor for coach


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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – Thursday was matchday at Godwin Excessive Faculty, and the Eagle’s Nest was crammed with Eagle’s satisfaction, however this specific volleyball match wasn’t about spikes, data, or factors. For these younger girl Eagles, the victory that mattered most wasn’t the one received on their court docket, as an alternative of the triumph that may be received for his or her coach, Chris Wakefield.

Wakefield has been battling kidney illness his complete life.

“I believe individuals are scared typically and have a bit worry of asking for assist and worry of not understanding who will reply the decision, and I do know that was my drawback by way of asking for assist,” Wakefield mentioned. “I’m at under 10 p.c on kidney perform, so my kidney perform goes down. I’m at stage 5 failure.”

That’s why for his or her ultimate dwelling recreation, a bunch of workforce mother and father organized the whole lot from a 50/50 raffle, donations a web based fundraiser and centered your entire match for Wakefield’s profit, elevating consciousness for kidney illness within the course of.

“Chris has been a fantastic affect on our ladies right here at Godwin and for the Richmond Volleyball Membership, so it simply appeared pure for us to need to do one thing for him – to offer again to him,” Tammy Wright mentioned. “That’s our foremost objective is to get him a kidney.”

“The mother and father put the whole lot collectively,” Wakefield mentioned. “I actually didn’t know what to anticipate, and I walked into the health club right this moment and noticed the whole lot. I used to be amazed and puzzled.”

The Godwin volleyball workforce swept their opponents for his or her ultimate dwelling recreation, however they’re hoping the vitality and help from your entire Godwin neighborhood can be sufficient for yet one more massive push to assist discover Wakefield a donor.

“To see all of the individuals who need to come out and assist simply makes you’re feeling good,” Wakefield mentioned. “Hopefully, this match will discover me a match.”

If you need extra info on the right way to assist Coach Wakefield, click on HERE.

Anybody eager to inquire about how they’ll Wakefield straight is requested to e mail kidneyforwakefield@gmail.com

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