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A neighborhood mom is pleading for assist to search out her 16-year-old son a kidney alternative after he was identified with stage 5 continual kidney illness. Candice Spencer reached out to Information Channel three after being informed that her son has a blood kind that makes it tougher to discover a match for a kidney alternative.
“He has B optimistic blood they usually mentioned it’s like a one in 100,000 likelihood of looking for a deceased donor along with his blood kind, so we’re higher off looking for a dwelling donor to offer him a kidney,” mentioned Spencer.
The journey for Lakai hasn’t been simple. His mom watched him overcome leukemia, however in the identical yr medical doctors mentioned he was in remission is identical yr they found kidney issues.
“They mentioned that his kidneys had been failing. They thought he wouldn’t want dialysis for an additional 1- 2 years. Inside 2 months they mentioned his kidneys had been shutting down,” mentioned Spencer.
Lakai’s life has been turned the wrong way up after having to overlook college and endure dialysis a number of hours per week. He has to hook as much as dialysis 12 hours each night time, in keeping with Spencer.
“This child has been in a lot ache and it’s unbelievable however he nonetheless has a smile on his face and he’s in excruciating ache.”
The household is consistently backwards and forwards between their Desert Scorching Springs residence and Loma Linda Medical Heart. Seeing what her son has continuously endured has weighed on Spencer.
“It’s exhausting as a result of I simply need him to return and be an everyday child and never have to fret about getting placed on his machine at night time, not with the ability to go to your good friend’s home to spend the night time since you received to fret concerning the machine and simply stuff like that. I’ve seen him in a lot ache and this child is just like the strongest child I do know,” Spencer mentioned.
Spencer is hopeful that somebody will come ahead to assist Lakai get the assistance he wants.
“In case you’r going to donate, your kidney goes to a child that may really want it and respect it. It’s going to a child that wishes to stay and doesn’t wish to be on a machine for the remainder of his life.”
Anybody keen to donate a kidney with kind B optimistic blood can attain out to https://lluh.org/transplant-institute/our-services/kidney-transplant/living-kidney-donor-program.
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