By writer to patch.com
MANCHESTER, CT — State Rep. Jeff Currey has a special sort of want for his birthday this 12 months – he is hoping for a brand new kidney. Currey, who represents East Hartford, Manchester and South Windsor, stated he just lately came upon that he has stage 5 kidney failure.
“This implies I want a kidney and I want a kidney ASAP,” he wrote in a submit on Facebook.
Currey stated he started the transplant course of a couple of month in the past and over the past couple of weeks he has been “poked, prodded, X-ray’d, and all that different enjoyable stuff to organize me for a surgical procedure that I hope comes ahead of later.”
“The committee will hopefully ‘record me’ within the subsequent week or so, however that would imply a 5-7 12 months wait… and I simply haven’t got that point,” he stated. “And by that, I imply it is a race in opposition to the clock to start out dialysis. It is a shock that I am not already there, given what my ranges are, however as a result of I am wholesome in any other case, my physique is chuggin alongside on the insane tempo that it at all times strikes.”
Currey stated he wants a dwelling donor, which has led to him asking for folks’s “additional kidney.” He stated it’s the “strangest, most uncomfortable factor that I’ve needed to ask in my 41 years on earth, but it surely’s the ask that I have to make.”
“I want a dwelling donor,” he stated. “Both somebody who’s a match for me or somebody who’s prepared to enter the kidney swap program. I am okay. Actually. And I’ll be okay. I am an enormous believer in thoughts over matter. So being the happy-go-lucky, upbeat dude that I usually am, nothing goes to cease me from retaining on the best way through which I’ve at all times been – tremendous additional after which some!… Have a look at it this manner – I made it by half my life with my authentic components and now I want a tune-up to tackle the subsequent half. No biggie.
“In all seriousness, thanks to my family and friends who’ve been so supportive over these previous few weeks. Your calls and texts (following your audible gasps lol) have meant the world. I am extraordinarily privileged to have the huge web to solid on this and understanding that a lot of you’ve already began the testing course of offers me hope that we’re gonna get this completed ahead of anybody might have imagined. Preserve throwin’ that good juju into the universe and discover me that match!!! Love you all!”
A web site has been launched to assist Currey discover a new kidney… aptly titled Get Jeff A Kidney. For extra info on the kidney transplant program at Hartford Hospital and who to contact should you’re , go to the web site here.
“Please share and speak amongst your pals/household,” Currey stated. “As the good philosophers, TLC, as soon as stated: I ain’t too proud to beg.”
Learn Currey’s full submit on Fb here.
Currey additionally talked about his state of affairs throughout an interview on The River 105.9. Hearken to it here.
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