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QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) – A Quincy veteran, whose dream was to serve within the US navy, is at the moment in search of a kidney donor.
Aleksander Pallko spoke in regards to the time he first noticed a US Marine 13-years-ago whereas working as a chef on the US Embassy in Albania.
“From the primary second that I noticed them, I mentioned OK, at some point I wish to put on that uniform,” he mentioned.
Proper after, Pallko moved to the US and started working towards that dream.
“I studied English, began taking lessons for Physics, Chemistry and all the things else required,” he mentioned.
Due to his age, Pallko didn’t make it into the Marines however in 2014, he turned a soldier within the US Military.
“That was the most important day of my life,” he mentioned. “One thing that modified my life eternally.”
Sadly, his dream was minimize brief just one yr later, after he was identified with power kidney illness.
“The situation makes me really feel so drained and a few days I lay down, and I’m not in a position to do something,” he defined. “Life isn’t honest.”
Now, the 40-year-old is working towards new targets however mentioned he wants assist reaching them.
After being lately identified with renal failure, Pallko is in search of a kidney donor.
He mentioned he guarantees to proceed making the nation proud if he can get life-saving assist.
“If it was not going to be for my situation, my illness, even to this present day I used to be going to be within the US Military serving,” mentioned Pallko. “I’m not making an attempt to reside eternally however I’m in search of a kidney donor so I can reside longer and work towards my goals.”
INFORMATION ON DONATING:
Pallko is working with the DOVE Group, whose mission is to match kidney donors with veterans like him. Any one that desires to think about changing into a residing kidney donor can both attain out straight to DOVE group at: www.dovetransplant.org, electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or name at 646-245-2894.
They will additionally attain out to the Mass. Basic Hospital Kidney Transplant Clinic the place Pallko is at the moment on the transplant waitlist:
MGH kidney transplant program: 877-644-2860
MGH kidney donor program: 617-643-7193
MGH kidney donor program electronic mail: mghlivingdonors.org
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