By writer to www.timesvirginian.com
It’s been 42 years since George “Cookie” Morgan acquired a kidney transplant from his mom as a teen. In 1979, Gloria Morgan, of Appomattox, gave the reward of life to her son who was born with a kidney defect, which made urinating troublesome.
Eleven years later, the transplanted kidney failed, and he acquired one other one within the early 1990s from his brother Antwione.
And now, Gloria and Antwione need to give the general public, lots of whom have requested Gloria about her son’s present situation, an replace on his well being standing.
“We simply need to present that he’s doing higher,” Gloria stated.
George is now 58 years previous — he’ll flip 59 on Dec. 2 — and just lately needed to depart a long-time job as a forklift operator for the Dwelling Buying Community in Roanoke as a result of the enterprise moved elsewhere when the constructing’s proprietor needed the house again, he defined. However he needs everybody to know he’s nonetheless kicking, so to talk. He isn’t formally retired however is taking a break whereas coping with arthritis, hypertension and gout.
“I’m doing pretty nicely now,” George stated. “I nonetheless have issues with my knees — my proper knee is the one which’s giving me a number of issues — however aside from that, I’m doing pretty nicely.”
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