By writer to pasoroblesdailynews.com
–Matt Duffy has been a resident of the Central Coast since 2004 and has a deep connection to this group. He was recognized with Kind 1 Diabetes when he was 11 years outdated and has had a number of life-altering problems as a result of illness.
Duffy was a business fisherman within the space for a few years. He at present lives in Los Osos. In 2014, he misplaced his profession as a result of imaginative and prescient loss. After 14 surgical procedures, he was left with lower than 40-percent of his imaginative and prescient.
As an alternative of turning into despondent or giving up hope, Matt enrolled in a specialised course to show him methods to re-enter the world as a legally blind particular person. Via that have, Duffy cultivated a brand new dream of wanting to assist others. He had discovered a brand new function and took on the sophisticated steps of navigating our county with nearly no sight. Duffy enrolled in Cuesta School and succeeded in graduating with excessive honors. He earned an AA Switch Diploma in Psychology and an Affiliate Diploma in Social & Behavioral Sciences. Matt is at present a junior at CSU Monterey Bay.
Along with graduating from Cuesta and studying methods to navigate the realm as somebody with low imaginative and prescient, Duffy has been gifted the chance to look after little brother, Scott. Scott is chronically unwell with a uncommon illness known as Mucopolysaccharidosis, and Matt is accountable for coordinating his care. In 2017, Matt moved in together with his present roommate, a brand new mom, and her toddler daughter. Matt grew to become an integral a part of that little lady’s life by taking up the function of all the things from late-night feedings to scraped knees to well being scares. When she is scared or not sure, she turns to Matt for confidence.
In April, Matt’s care crew knowledgeable him that he has stage 5 renal failure, and can want a kidney transplant to dwell. Matt is turning into sicker by the day. The Stanford Kidney Transplant Program has accepted him; nevertheless, they are saying his well being won’t survive the 10 12 months anticipate a deceased donor. Matt has the unlucky added issue of getting O+ blood, which comes with one of the crucial extended wait instances.
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