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Whereas the coronavirus is impacting each facet of the medical neighborhood, there are lots of folks battling different medical emergencies.
Stacy Godfry, who lives in Lake Value Seashore, is one among greater than 100,000 folks within the nation who want a kidney transplant.
The 48-year-old underwent her first kidney transplant in 2013, generously donated to her by her brother-in-law. Nonetheless, her physique rejected the kidney a number of years later.
Since then, she’s been out and in of the hospital getting dialysis thrice every week.
“The nausea, the vomiting, the nervousness. We’ve misplaced two sufferers lately, so you may’t assist however assume is that this going to be me? In order that half is absolutely onerous,” Godfry mentioned.
Godfry says she will get pricked with needles 156 instances a yr from dialysis alone, nevertheless it’s what’s holding her alive.
When she’s not within the hospital, she’s typically weak and sleeping. Godfry’s dream is to open a Residing Donor department in Palm Seashore County to advocate for different kidney sufferers needing transplants when she’s wholesome once more.
Nonetheless, discovering a match to make that occur will not be straightforward; her physique has constructed up antibodies to thrust back illness, solely as a substitute of serving to her system, it makes discovering a match extraordinarily tough. Godfry says out of 100 folks, solely one among them might be a possible match.
To make issues worse, due to her situation, she was compelled to take a go away of absence from her job as a trainer with the Palm Seashore County College District.
Godfry and her household have tried all the pieces to discover a donor, together with creating T-shirts and automotive magnets asking for assist.
Nonetheless, she’s combating.
“It is simply been actually onerous,” she mentioned. “I hope that if anyone ought to name and wish to donate, even when they are not a match for me, that possibly I could be serving to anyone else.”
Godfry wants a hero.
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