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STETSON, Maine (WABI) – April is Nationwide Donate Life Month.
Throughout the nation, there are greater than 100,000 folks on a ready checklist for a transplant.
Whitney Messier from Stetson is one in all them.
“My physique could also be weak, however I do not contemplate myself to be a weak particular person,” mentioned Messier.
We first launched you to Whitney Messier in January 2018.
She’s been battling Cystic Fibrosis since she was three months previous.
“I have been out and in of the hospital three, 4, ten occasions a 12 months my complete life particularly in the direction of the tip earlier than my transplant,” Messier defined.
At the moment, Whitney was within the hospital.
Just a few weeks earlier than, she was on life help and ready for a lung transplant.
That transplant was profitable, however now she wants a brand new kidney.
“The 2 elements of being on life help after which the remedy after my transplant, I knew sometime I would wish a kidney,” mentioned Messier. “I simply did not know it could be this quickly.”
Now 32, Whitney remains to be preventing.
She’s on dialysis and is ready for a match.
As a result of coronavirus, many transplant facilities have suspended all dwelling donor transplants with the intention to mitigate the unfold of an infection.
Whitney may obtain a donation from somebody who has died, however that may very well be prolonged course of.
She’s encouraging everybody to present the reward of life.
“One particular person can save a number of peoples’ lives simply by being a donor,” mentioned Messier. “We would not be a match, however you possibly can nonetheless save someone else, so I might encourage everybody to enroll.”
Whitney says she’s doing her greatest to remain optimistic even amid COVID-19.
She’s an avid author and has began a weblog.
She additionally helps handle a Fb web page referred to as ‘Kidney for Whitney.’
Whitney worries that she or her household will develop into in poor health, however she’s additionally involved for these battling the virus.
“I’ve already been on a ventilator as soon as, and I do not need to do it once more. I really feel so dangerous for the folks which are on that as a result of I do know what it is like, and I do know what it is like for his or her household. I could not think about going by means of that at a time when your loved ones wasn’t allowed to go to you,” mentioned Messier.
She encourages everybody to stick to the recommendation of medical professionals.
“I feel it is necessary to put on a masks and wash your arms, and simply attempt to keep secure should you do should exit. Hopefully, we are able to all come collectively and beat this factor. I’ll maintain preventing for so long as I’ve to. I hope this factor passes for everybody,” mentioned Messier.
One organ donation may save as much as eight lives.
To study extra about being a dwelling donor go to: https://www.mghlivingdonors.org/?fbclid=IwAR2g3AorPncgt1hnDALYJ7FvKR9r1BHjRC1Sc9Xu4Fk42kbPuN6XDzCqsRw
To observe Whitney’s journey go to her web site: https://www.thephilosophicalphenomenon.com/.
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