Jackson State student beats COVID-19, but still needs kidney transplant

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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Tiranda Plummer can’t imagine she is again at Jackson State, even having the ability and to reunite with the Sonic Increase of the South.

Again in January, she examined optimistic for COVID-19 and left faculty to return to her house in Georgia.

Plummer was in a position to beat COVID, however she was hospitalized for greater than three weeks after discovering out the virus had focused her kidney.

She admits it was a psychological and bodily nightmare. She even shared her story with 3 On Your Side, however Plummer by no means misplaced religion and knew she would return to high school.

“I prayed and prayed and prayed whereas within the hospital that it doesn’t matter what occurs, even when I’ll be again at school on dialysis after which have one functioning kidney, that I can be again at school and I can be again doing the issues I really like,” she mentioned.

Her prayers had been answered.

She returned to JSU this fall for her senior yr. Plummer is again as a piece chief within the band and has traveled and performed at a number of video games. However her struggle is way from over.

She will get dialysis remedies three days every week. In actual fact, she accomplished a five-hour therapy proper earlier than this interview.

“The common dialysis affected person wouldn’t have the vitality to try this, but it surely’s due to the Sonic Increase of South, I discover my power and my vitality as a result of it’s someplace I actually wish to be,” she mentioned.

Plummer continues to be looking for an O-positive (O+) kidney donor, and she or he’s assured that excellent match is coming.

The senior has additionally began a GoFundMe to assist with medical bills as she waits.

“There’s a goal within the wait, there’s a goal in persistence,” she mentioned. “I do know my kidney might not come tomorrow, I do know it might not come subsequent week, however when it comes, I can be extraordinarily grateful for it. I’ll higher perceive the aim of the trial that I’m going by way of.”

If you need to assist or assume you’re a kidney match with this JSU pupil, please contact Tiranda Plummer on Fb or Instagram.

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