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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — Native to the North Nation, however with a shifting previous, Patricia Watts shared her story on how organ donation not solely saved another person’s life, however her personal.
Patricia Watts, moved to New York from the Seychelles in her twenties to attend SUNY Geneseo.
She then ultimately moved to the North Nation together with her husband to pursue her profession in Speech Pathology.
The 2 established themselves within the Watertown space whereas Patricia was pregnant with twins, the place they’ve remained ever since.
Watts nevertheless, following experiences from her childhood, saved her ties together with her household again residence sturdy. Patricia’s household has been impacted by Polycystic Kidney Illness, which took the lifetime of her father throughout a kidney transplant when she was 14.
Following her father’s passing, Patricia and her siblings had been all examined for PKD, figuring out that her brother Harry was constructive. From there, Harry’s life was dramatically altered, at all times having to be cautious.
Patricia said she knew then, that if any of her siblings ever wanted a Kidney, hers was theirs.
After which in the course of the summer season of 2018, Patricia knew it was time.
After years of labor to follow-through together with her brother’s life altering surgical procedure, the 2 traveled to Sri Lanka to seek out out that organ transplantation was banned. They then needed to wait weeks to obtain approval from the federal government of the Seychelles.
Nevertheless, simply to seek out out, Patricia was dwelling with a ticking time bomb.
Throughout a CT scan previous to donating her kidney, the docs found a splenic aneurysm, which denied her from giving a kidney and will doubtlessly take her life.
However miracles prevailed… The docs of Sri Lanka carried out a groundbreaking surgical procedure. Fixing the aneurysm and donating one in every of Patricia’s kidneys to her brother.
The surgical procedure that saved her and her brother’s lives left Patricia reflecting on the fragility of life.
Watch Patricia’s full story above.
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