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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – An area mom daughter group service group known as “Giving Grasshoppers” is in want of the group’s assist.
Certainly one of their teenage group members is in want of a kidney and medical doctors have to discover a donor match earlier than she turns 18.
When Autumn Stone was 2 years outdated she was identified with pneumonia and developed a uncommon dysfunction that triggered her kidneys to fail. Her mom, Vonnie, stepped up and donated her kidney, however in September of 2020, Autumn started to fall in poor health as soon as once more.
“They stated it’s time for her to get a brand new kidney,” says Vonnie Stone, Autumn’s Mom.
Stone says she knew this present day was coming as a result of donor kidneys solely final about 15 years and July will make 15 years because the first transplant.
If she doesn’t obtain a kidney by her 18th birthday she’s going to not be thought-about a pediatric patient-therefore making it tougher to obtain a transplant.
“It’s completely different this time as a result of I used to be one once I wanted my first one. This time I’m 17. I wouldn’t say it’s been annoying but it surely’s one thing I’m extra centered on than actually anything,” says Autumn Stone.
Although, this time round could also be completely different for Autumn. She and her mother have a whole assist system to lean on inside their group-the Giving Grasshoppers.
“She has a lot life in her and a lot to provide. I’ve recognized Autumn since she was 5. However To see her now and to know she is about to be an grownup, i simply need issues to be regular for her. To not say her life isn’t-because to me she is a fighter,” says Samaria White, Co founding father of Giving Grasshoppers.
Founding father of the Giving Grasshoppers and greatest good friend to Autumn tried to donate her personal kidney however medical doctors say she is just too younger.
“Even when we can not give her a kidney ourselves, we all know there are folks on the market locally that we may hopefully attain out to and assist her discover one,” says Chloei Marshall, Co founding father of The Giving Grasshoppers.
Remedy is at the moment retaining Autumn’s situation underneath management however Autumn turns 18 in simply 9 months and is in determined want of your assist.
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