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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Cholly Gilmer, a husband and father of three, is on the hunt for time.
“I’ve obtained loads to reside for, and I’m attempting to be right here so long as I can for my household,” he mentioned from his dwelling final week.
A beginning defect prevented his kidneys from rising with the remainder of his physique.
“After highschool, I grew out of my kidneys they usually started to fail,” he mentioned.
His late mom gave him one among her kidneys in 1991, 30 years in the past. Most donated kidneys solely final 10 to 15 years, and now he’s searching for a brand new one.
“I wish to be round for my household,” mentioned Gilmer, whose children embrace Jackson, 10, and adopted siblings Jameson, 3, and Henleigh, 2.
Henleigh has taught Gilmer loads about residing since being recognized final March with a mind tumor.
“She is a fighter. She’s gone by way of greater than I might in a lifetime,” mentioned Gilmer. “It’s loads to observe.”
Her therapies simply ended a couple of months in the past, and a clear first scan is promising, however extra are wanted. Henleigh’s energy is what retains Gilmer going by way of dialysis therapies 3 times per week.
“I don’t assume issues would have labored out this manner, nearly as good because it has, if she hadn’t come to us,” he mentioned.
Gilmer was positioned on a transplant listing final yr by way of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Heart. His medical insurance will cowl the transplant, together with all of the donor’s prices. Proper now, it’s trying to find somebody appropriate.
“Even if you’re not appropriate, there’s a swap program,” he mentioned. “You’ll be able to donate to somebody who actually wants a kidney and what Baptist will do is use me one so you may really assist two individuals.”
His direct siblings aren’t a match, however his religion and household are holding him tight as he waits.
“We’re actually sturdy collectively,” he mentioned.
His blood sort is O. In case you are serious about donating contact Wake Well being at firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 713-5685.
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