By writer to www.surreynowleader.com
The Abbotsford hotdog-stand proprietor who donated his kidney to a buyer in December has began a marketing campaign to seek out reside kidney donors for others in want.
Skully White mentioned the marketing campaign, which he calls “It’s for the Folks,” at the moment has about 10 folks on the lookout for kidneys and about 12 donors who’ve began the method of blood and tissue sampling.
He went public with the marketing campaign final Thursday (Jan. 14) on social media.
“We’re going to promote kidney consciousness however extra importantly we’re going to discover others keen to change into reside kidney donors,” he wrote.
White mentioned he’s working with the kidney workplace at Vancouver Basic Hospital (VGH) to seek out native folks in want.
He posted concerning the first candidate – Gavin Quon, 61, a retired police officer of 33 years who lives in Abbotsford and is battling kidney illness.
“Gavin has three children and three grandkids that are his life,” White wrote. “He’s doing dialysis at a really bizarre hour – 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. – in order that he has extra time to spend with them.”
Quon’s blood kind is O+ and his kidney perform is at the moment at six per cent.
“His household and associates are hoping he’ll obtain a kidney transplant so he’ll be capable of take them to the park and get to look at them develop up,” White posted.
White, 51, who owns and operates Lullys Meals Expertise out of the Abbotsford Canadian Tire car parking zone, donated his kidney to Tim Hiscock final 12 months.
Hiscock, 46, was recognized with insulin-dependent diabetes 16 years in the past and was instructed in Might 2019 that his kidneys had been drastically deteriorating.
By November of that 12 months, he was instructed that he was approaching the necessity for dialysis and may begin on the lookout for a kidney donor.
Hiscock was an everyday buyer on the hotdog stand and, when he instructed White concerning the well being points he was going through, White instructed him that he would donate his kidney in the event that they had been a match.
In the meantime, Hiscock started every day dialysis in 2020, however he and White discovered close to the top of October that they’d handed all of the hurdles. They went via surgical procedure Dec. 14 at VGH and each are doing effectively.
White mentioned he was house strolling his canine 48 hours after the surgical procedure, and returned to work over the weekend after anticipating to be off for 3 months.
Now it’s his mission to assist save different lives. Anybody who desires to assist can contact him at 250-384-0403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.