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Teamamtes are speculated to be there to assist one another. One former Columbus State cheerleader went above and past to assist for her former CSU teammate.
Katie Birkhead and Chelsei Horton have been cheered on the Cougars and have become very shut. In 2018, Horton was informed by her physician that she wanted a kidney transplant.
Horton has handled Familial Juvenile Nephronophthisis, a childhood genetic kidney illness that causes a symmetrical destruction of the kidneys, since she was 2 years previous. Regardless of that hurdle she lived a really lively life-style however now she wanted assist.
This previous Might, Chelsei discovered a match for a transplant however what’s loopy it was largely to her former teammate Katie. Birkhead needed to assist Chelsei any means she may however couldn’t donate her kidney on to her former teammate.
That’s when Katie signed up for the paired organ donation program. Katie will now donate her kidney to another person and that led to a sequence of occasions that allowed Chelsei to get the kidney she wanted.
Chelsei says that is most real type of love she’s felt from her shut good friend and former CSU teammate.
“I can’t consider a greater method to present the love that you’ve got for somebody than to do that. Although she couldn’t do it for me immediately. She instantly mentioned I do know that I can’t give to you however what can I do? And at that time I did know concerning the paired trade program and I supplied it as much as her. She mentioned if that may enable you and it could make you will have a sooner course of then I’m in. I’m all in. I couldn’t ask for a greater good friend,” mentioned Horton.
Katie is a big advocate for organ donation. Her affect got here from her late father. Whereas he handed away he was an organ donor and was in a position to assist so many households by way of that beneficiant act. That’s a giant cause why Katie was so wiling do that for Chelsei. They have been shut earlier than however now they’re going to share a particular bond for the remainder of their lives.
“We’re undoubtedly a household by way of and thru from the start, however that is an additional particular bond that we get to share. I’m so glad that we share. I’m so glad that I get to share this together with her and the remainder of our associates. That is going to be a factor that’s going to bond all of us collectively,” mentioned Horton.
Chelsei and Katie can have their transplant on Might 29th in Peidmont Hospital in Atlanta.
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