By writer to kfor.com
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A California man who moved to Oklahoma to get on the kidney transplant checklist is dropping hope after COVID-19 put a halt to a potential match again in April.
“Simply ready for a telephone name,” stated Michael Glispie.
It’s a wait that has stretched on for 2 years now.
Glispie left his household in California for single bed room alone in Oklahoma Metropolis, hoping for a greater probability at a kidney transplant.
A possible match in March turned out to not be viable.
Then in April, he obtained a second name, and rushed in to OU Med.
“I believed ‘for certain I’m about to get a kidney transplant this time,’” Glispie stated.
However with so many questions surrounding the then-new coronavirus, it didn’t occur.
“The kidney wasn’t examined and so they couldn’t transplant it. It was an excessive amount of of a threat, it will kill him if the kidney had coronavirus in it,” stated his mom, Gail Glispie.
It was a devastating blow for the 42-year-old and for the household he left behind.
“The one factor I may do is belief God that that was not for him,” Gail stated. “As a result of I’m a agency believer in what’s for you is for you.”
This Thanksgiving, Gail and Michael’s second daughter, 10-year-old Cherele, traveled to Oklahoma Metropolis to go to him. It was the primary time he had seen his daughter since 2019.
“It was very thrilling, a lift. It appears like that is what I’ve been preventing for, to see them,” he stated, his daughter in tears subsequent to him. “Me and my daughter are actually shut and I can’t be round her on a regular basis.”
He fights by means of dialysis each evening, however nonetheless his physique has wasted away as he waits.
The separation from his daughters and his grandchildren hopefully received’t drag on for much longer, however every day provides to his disappointment.
“I simply really feel like there’s no hope to be trustworthy,” Glispie stated.
Now his mom is making a plea, trying to find the generosity in others.
“Take into account donating a kidney. You may donate a kidney and stay a standard life,” she stated. “Assist Michael to get his life again. That’s what I’m hoping for.”
Glispie stated individuals with Sort A blood are a probable match.
His household began a GoFundMe account to assist pay for the surgical procedure and his associated medical payments.
KFOR reached out to OU Med for touch upon his standing however has not but heard again.
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