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A Quincy veteran is looking for a kidney donor after his goals of serving within the U.S. army had been minimize brief.
Aleksander Pallko, 40, has dreamed about serving as a U.S. Marine ever since he noticed one whereas working as a civilian chef within the U.S. Embassy in his native nation of Albania 13 years in the past.
“From the primary second that I noticed them, I mentioned OK, in the future I wish to put on that uniform,” he informed 7News Boston.
Pallko emigrated to the USA in 2011 and labored on studying English, physics, and chemistry. Although he was too previous to affix the marines, he joined the U.S. Military in 2014.
“That was the largest day of my life,” he informed 7News. “One thing that modified my life ceaselessly.”
“I used to be residing my dream. I used to be residing my dream each day,” Pallko informed WCVB.
Solely two and a half years later, Pallko discovered himself going through a medical discharge when he was identified with power kidney illness — a illness with no recognized remedy.
“Listening to that phrase was the worst factor. Very devastating for me,” he informed WCVB.
“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 informed 7News. “Life isn’t truthful.”
Since Pallko was lately identified with renal failure and is looking for a kidney donor. He’s been on the transplant listing for 5 years, and is now working with DOVE Transplant, a veterans service group, to discover a match.
“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 U.S. Military serving,” Pallko informed 7News. “I’m not attempting to reside ceaselessly however I’m in search of a kidney donor so I can reside longer and work towards my goals.”
How one can assist
Anybody contemplating turning into a residing kidney donor ought to attain out to DOVE instantly at www.dovetransplant.org (e mail: [email protected] or name at 646-245-2894) or the Mass. Normal Hospital Kidney Transplant Clinic the place Pallko is on the transplant waitlist (take a look at mghlivingdonors.org or name the kidney transplant program at 877-644-2860 or kidney donor program at 617-643-7193).
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