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MANCHESTER – Township resident and retired educator Camille Licandro is battling a debilitating illness and desires assist.
The 67-year-old mom and grandmother is affected by continual kidney illness. “I’ve lived a very good life. I’m married with two lovely youngsters who’ve blessed me with 4 grandchildren,” she stated.
“My lovely daughter, Nicole, has given me two clever, good trying and lively boys. My son, Joey, a primary responder for the Brick Fireplace Division and Brick Water Rescue, blessed me with two lovely grand-daughters who’re additionally clever and lively. My grandchildren vary in age from 6 to 13 and I want greater than something to observe them develop and attain the numerous issues future has deliberate for them.”
Licandro was initially from the Bronx. She and her household moved to Brick within the 1980s. “There I discovered my calling after I signed up as an alternative Instructor’s Aide within the Brick college system. After about one week of subbing, I used to be provided a full-time place helping handicapped / labeled youngsters and remained within the Brick system for 25 years doing the identical job.”
“I beloved serving to these youngsters by the years and was really blessed. It was a mentally and bodily difficult job, however I beloved each minute and each baby I helped to manage and be taught their classes. It nonetheless offers me satisfaction as I’ve seen a few of my previous college students working in an area retailer or simply an opportunity assembly,” she stated.
“They’re fast to come back over and say hello and the thrill of their voices after they fill me in on their life experiences made all 25 years value it. When my husband Joe and I made a decision to discover a 55 plus neighborhood to retire in, we discovered a phenomenal and really lively one in Manchester. We knew we wished to remain in Ocean County to be close to our youngsters and grandchildren,” Licandro stated.
She added that three years in the past, she was recognized with continual kidney illness. “I had no signs and aside from feeling drained typically, an annual bodily with a blood take a look at uncovered my kidney failure. I instantly required nephrostomy tubes in each kidneys. As this illness progressed, fixed infections and a number of hospital stays resulted within the removing of my left kidney in July, 2018.”
“In April this yr, I shall be on dialysis for 3 years. My husband has been so supportive by this entire illness. From every day cleansing of my nephrostomy tubes, limitless physician visits, to getting up at 5 a.m. three days weekly to take me to dialysis and returning to select me up,” she stated.
Licandro stated, “I thank the Lord for the time we now have been fortunately married and solely ask Him to grant me some extra years collectively to observe our grandchildren develop and our youngsters proceed to have profitable lives. I require a donor to satisfy my goals and desires however solely ask this in order that I can proceed to be an integral a part of my household’s lives and luxuriate in some years retired with Joe.”
Her husband added, “Camille has been the middle of my world for 47 years. Her compassion for folks is unmatched. She has taught me a lot and I want her with me whereas we journey collectively on this life. Our religion in God and folks has us believing that this present journey will finish fortunately. She gave a lot of herself in serving to “particular wants” youngsters throughout her profession. Now we hope and pray that somebody will come ahead and provides Camille a second likelihood at life. I want my spouse round to share no matter time I’ve left on this world. Are you able to step up and be her hero?”
Her good friend Donna Tissot famous that, “Camille is recovering from main surgical procedure. She had her second kidney eliminated on October 20 as a result of an infection. Her kidney had stopped working. Fortunately the an infection didn’t unfold to different components of her physique.”
“Camille is a fighter and desires to take pleasure in her life not dwelling on a machine. She is trying ahead to spending high quality time along with her loving husband, two youngsters and 4 grandchildren,” Tissot stated.
Tissot added that “her blood sort is A, however blood sort doesn’t matter as a result of Saint Barnabas participates within the Paired Trade Program. Those that are keen on serving to her can full the referral kind and point out donor for Camille Licandro at sbmclivingdonor.org/