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SAN ANTONIO — A Texas lady lastly discovered a match after being on a ready checklist for a kidney for greater than 11 years. The donation for her transplant got here from an unlikely place.
Cecilia Canizanes developed a friendship with Sophia Parrish, a supervisor at Invoice Miller Bar-B-Q in San Antonio, KSAT reported. Their acquaintance started after Parrish requested why Canizanes solely needed a small quantity of water together with her order. It led to a kidney transplant that helped save Canizanes’ life.
“Canizanes begins speaking, ‘Howdy ma’am, how are you?’ And we similar to, fully and totally clicked,” Parrish advised the tv station.
Parrish discovered about Canizanes’ situation and was additionally drawn to the lady as a result of she reminded her of a favourite aunt, based on KSAT.
The restaurant supervisor determined to see if she was a match for Canizanes, who had handed out dozens of donor playing cards by means of the years asking pals, household and strangers for assist.
“I do something, every thing to assist anyone. And if I’m in a position to assist someone, then I’ll. And that’s what I did,” Parrish advised KSAT. “And I mentioned, not less than I can do is not less than to see if I’m a match.”
To Parrish’s shock, she was a match. She determined to donate one in all her kidneys.
“It’s in our nature to assist folks, as a result of in case you can’t assist folks, then why are we right here?” Parrish advised the tv station. “You recognize, we have to assist one another as a lot as potential.”
Each girls responded properly to the surgical procedure and are on the street to restoration.
Michelle Segovia, director of communications for the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, says this yr has been profitable in getting extra folks to develop into registered donors.
“They’ve the chance to save lots of as much as eight lives by means of (an) organ donation,” she advised KSAT.
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