By writer to wqow.com
Chippewa Valley (WQOW) – Final October, Information 18 interviewed Jacob Yaeger, a 20-year-old man from Menomonie who had been in determined want of a kidney transplant for over a yr.
Now, because of social media, he is discovered a match with Alliee Konz, who lives throughout the state.
“I really feel like the best way all the things fell into place was the way it was meant to be,” stated Alliee.
Alliee discovered she was accepted to be a kidney donor only a couple weeks in the past, and is already scheduled for an organ transplant to Jacob on Thursday.
“It is his 21st birthday the day after surgical procedure, so I really feel prefer it’ll be an entire new yr for him and begin,” Allie stated. “And that simply makes me really feel actually good.”
Regardless of having by no means met Jacob, Alliee utilized to be his kidney donor again in October when she noticed a Fb put up made by Jacob’s mother desperately looking for a match, that is now been shared over 4,000 instances.
A pal of Alliee’s handed away only a month earlier than she utilized. That pal had donated his organs posthumously, inspiring her to additionally attempt to save a life.
“Being that dwell donor, it is a good factor,” Alliee stated. “It is completely satisfied throughout. It is not unhappy for one household and completely satisfied for one more. It is completely satisfied for me, and it is completely satisfied for my recipient.”
As Alliee realized that Jacob hasn’t been capable of work attributable to his situation, and is spending most of his week in dialysis, it grew to become clear that her sacrifice wasn’t solely saving his life, however giving him some freedom.
“I by no means imagined residing a life like that,” she stated. “Like, I am going to work, that is simply my every day factor. I hang around with my mates. , I can buy groceries, and he cannot do any of that.”
Now she hopes that others will lead by her instance, and turn out to be donors themselves, from something to blood to organs.
“Once I informed my dad and mom about it, my dad’s like, ‘Wow that makes me wish to donate blood and attempt to assist that method,'” stated Alliee. “And I stated, ‘, each little factor can result in a giant factor for someone.'”
Jacob and his mother have been busy making preparations for the transplant and his restoration interval down in Madison.
They stated they’re grateful to everybody who shared their authentic Fb put up that introduced them involved with Alliee.
Jacob can be wanting ahead to staying out of the hospital and dialysis sooner or later.
— to wqow.com